International sanctions fingers are no longer pointed at South Sudan after the eleventh-hour swearing-in of a unity government. But observers’ are holding thumbs that this
South Sudan’s fragile hope for peace has been boosted by the unity government forged between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar. Their 11th-hour
South Sudan’s political leaders say they’ll sign a power-sharing agreement by tomorrow’s internationally-imposed deadline. There’s some skepticism about whether the pact will hold after a
Talks aimed at getting a transitional unity government in South Sudan are deadlocked. The world’s newest country faces sanctions if agreement is not reached by
South African mediation efforts in South Sudan have stalled. Deputy-president-turned-rebel leader Riek Machar has left the capital Juba without signing a deal with President Salva
South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir and his former vice-president-turned-rebel leader Riek Machar has agreed to form a unity government by mid November has demanded by
The United Nations Security Council’s extended for another year an arms embargo and sanctions aimed at ending the six year war in South Sudan that’s
Formation of a unity government in South Sudan, scheduled for next Sunday, has been delayed for six months. The regional authority IGAD insists President Salva
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.