Jean-Jacques Cornish


"The low down on African affairs"

South Africa sends troops to evacuate nationals trapped in Mozambique

headline: South Africa sends troops to evacuate nationals in Mozambique President Cyril Ramaphosa is in an urgent meeting with his Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapsia-Nqakula today following his announcement that he’s sent troops to Mozambique to evacuate South Africans trapped there by ISIS-affiliated jihadis fighting government forces. At least on South

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Bafana Bafana is beaten by a sense of entitlement

So Bafana Bafana are out of the Afcon Cup to be played in Cameroon next January and February. Losing 2-0 to Sudan in last week’s qualifier was the final nail in the coffin. The team slunk home and very little has been heard from them. I will spare their blushes

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Refusing to speak to the media makes one look silly

A disturbing piece of television during national women’s month. A female student talking-to a television reporter is bearded by a male colleague.  “We are protesting,” he says. “No interviews” and with that he pushes her in the small of her back into the throng of toy toying youth. She doesn’t

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South African Covid variant can evade antibodies to reinfect, tests show

The South African variant of the coronavirus has caused an “amazing and terrifying” infection spike in the country already hardest hit by the virus in Africa, according to  The United States this week joined countries in slamming their doors on travellers from South Africa, which has itself closed its land borders

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