Spanish authorities say they’ve rescued 593 migrants at sea in just one day. Migrant routes from Africa to Europe are changing with Spain about to
Protestors defying an official ban on demonstrations have been teargassed by police in the northern Moroccan city of Al-Hoceima. Treatment of the participants in the
The Greek owner of the bulk carrier being held in Port Elizabeth with a cargo of phosphates from the Western Sahara is expecting the vessel
South Africa’s seized Moroccan ship carrying phosphates the Western Sahara government maintains were stolen from the country illegally occupied by the kingdom. The matter will
African leaders have moved behind closed doors preparing for the opening of their summit in Addis Ababa tomorrow. This gives them an opportunity for off-the-record
Morocco’s banned the import, production and sale of burqas – the full-face-covering garments worn by some Muslim women. Rabat authorities say they’re doing it for
A Spanish border guard has lost an eye in violent clashes with desperate people trying to gain access to a Spanish enclave in North Africa.
Morocco is steaming ahead with its plan to join the African Union. King Mohammed VI is bent on achieving this at the AU summit
Jean-Jacques Cornish is a journalist and broadcaster who has been involved in the media all his adult life.
Starting as a reporter on his hometown newspaper, he moved briefly to then Rhodesia before returning to South Africa to become a parliamentary correspondent with the South African Press Association. He was sent to London as Sapa’s London editor and also served as special correspondent to the United Nations. He joined the then Argus group in London as political correspondent.
Returning to South Africa after 12 years abroad, he was assistant editor on the Pretoria News for a decade before becoming editor of the Star and SA Times for five years.
Since 1999 he’s been an independent journalist writing and broadcasting – mainly about Africa – for Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk, Radio France International, PressTV, Radio Live New Zealand, Business Day, Mail & Guardian, the BBC, Agence France Press, Business in Africa, Leadership, India Today, the South African Institute for International Affairs and the Institute for Security Studies.
He has hosted current affairs talk shows on Talk Radio 702 and 567 Cape Talk. He appears as an African affairs pundit on SABC Africa and CNBC Africa.
He lectured in contemporary studies to journalism students at the Tshwane University of Technology and the University of Pretoria.
He speaks on African affairs to corporate and other audiences.
He has been officially invited as a journalist to more than 30 countries. He was the winner of the 2007 SADC award for radio journalism.
He’s been a member of the EISA team observing elections in Somaliland, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, Egypt and Tunsiai.
In October 2009 he headed a group of 39 African journalists to the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Peoples’ Republic of China.
In January 2010 he joined a rescue and paramedical team to earthquake struck Haiti.
He is immediate past president of the Alliance Francaise of Pretoria.
Jean-Jacques is a director of Giant Media. The company was given access to Nelson Mandela in his retirement years until 2009.
He is co-producer of the hour-long documentary Mandela at 90 that was broadcast on BBC in January 2009.