The New York Times yet again last week displayed a disquieting pattern of presenting dead Africans on the front page of its great newspaper, while refusing to present dead Americans in the same fashion. In the latest instance of what I call the pornography of African, Times editor prominently displayed on the top left corner of its April 24 front page “the burned body of a boy.” The disturbing photo might seem appropriate — unless one considers that the children killed by, for instance, American drone attacks in Yemen or Pakistan, never receive similar photographic display. So even on the narrow grounds of newsworthiness, the contradictions are evident and ample: for mysterious “reasons,” dead Africans can be displayed in lavish fashion — this photo of this dead boy was in color
[SAPA] Johannesburg – Two Volksblad newspaper vendors have inherited R25,000 each from a widower who they delievered newspapers to, according to a report on Friday.
[SAPA] Johannesburg – A man who held a woman hostage for four hours at the Westville Hospital, in Durban, on Friday was shot dead after negotiations failed, said KwaZulu-Natal police.
[SAPA] Pretoria – The High Court in Pretoria granted an urgent interdict to halt the contentious R20-billion e-toll project in Gauteng on Saturday.
[SAPA] Johannesburg – Former police chief Jackie Selebi and former financial adviser to President Jacob Zuma, Schabir Shaik, will benefit from a special remission of sentences announced on Freedom Day, according to a report on Saturday.
[The Star] CHIEF Justice Willy Mutunga has warned that Chapter Six of the new constitution will be strictly enforced in the next general elections.
[Vanguard] Abuja – History was ,Friday, made in Abuja as the Nigerian Air Force produced the first female combat pilot in the sub-region following the badge decoration (winging) of Flying Officer Blessing Liman and 29 other pilots as combat flying officers at a well attended ceremony hosted by the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Mohammed Dikko Umar.
[Financial Gazette] PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has spoken for the first time on his alleged association with a ZANU-PF faction linked to Vice-President Joice Mujuru.
[Vanguard] President Goodluck Jonathan has stressed the need for the “Education for All” to guarantee peace, justice and equity on the African continent.
[SW Radio] A proposal by political parties in Zimbabwe to increase the number of legislators in parliament by an extra 90 individuals has been slammed as another attempt to increase the number of politicians on the gravy train.