South Africa’s national wire service closing down

Financial problems have caused South Africa’s national wire service, SAPA, to declare it’s closing its doors at the end of March. Withdrawal of major media outlets from the non-profit organisation has made it unviable. The South African Press Association was formed in 1938 as a co-operative between the then four major newspaper groups and the […]

New upsurge in Ebola cases

There’s been a fresh upsurge of Ebola fever cases in West Africa just as experts are saying the corner’s been turned in fighting the deadly haemorrhagic disease. Ending weeks of encouraging declines, the number of new cases is rising in all three of the worst hit countries– mostly in Sierra Leone. A week after President […]