Category Archives: Politics

Brit who helped build Seychelles’ airport returns to islands 48 years later

A British citizen who in 1971 oversaw the completion of Seychelles’ International Airport has realised his dream of revisiting the islands after 48 years away.

Norman Rose, 91, spent three days on Mahe with his daughter Jennie Powling in a …

South Africans hope Rugby World Cup win will unite the nation

South Africans white and black celebrated wildly on Saturday and expressed hopes that the Springboks’ Rugby World Cup win, inspired by black captain Siya Kolisi, would bring the nation together.

The significance of Kolisi lifting the trophy after a 32-12 …

South Africa: Judge clears opposition politician of hate speech

JOHANNESBURG, A court in South Africa has cleared firebrand opposition politician Julius Malema of hate speech for calling Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan a dog of white monopoly capital.

Judge Roland Sutherland dismissed Gordhan’s application and ordered him to pay …

Macron vows to push pension reform ‘to the end’ despite strikes

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed no let up in his drive to implement far-reaching pension reforms despite a looming winter of strikes by unions angered by the plan, in an interview broadcast on Monday.

Macron told RTL radio that there …

Chilean president vows major reshuffle after week of protests

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Saturday announced a major government reshuffle, a day after more than one million people took to the streets in a massive protest for economic and political change.

“I asked all ministers to resign in order …