[New Zimbabwe] FORMER United Nations (UN) human rights commissioner Navanethem Pillay says targeted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwean politicians and associated firms were hurting the ordinary citizen, contrary to what the west has said.
[News24Wire] The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) says former eNCA political journalist Samkele Maseko has agreed to “approach Judge [Kathy] Satchwell and the Media Ethics and Credibility Inquiry” to further discuss claims of editorial interference at the news channel.
[News24Wire] Julius Malema has denied that he asked for help with his taxes or that he accepted the South African Revenue Service’s (SARS) version of events regarding the “rogue unit”.
[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -As Seychelles gears up for the presidential elections set for December 3 to 5, 2015, the political atmosphere is electric in the Indian Ocean archipelago of 115 islands with a population of around 93,000 people.
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The SA Revenue Service (Sars) breached deputy commissioner Ivan Pillay’s contract when it suspended him without giving written notice, the Labour Court in Johannesburg found on Thursday.
[UN News]A new United Nations report stresses the importance of ensuring accountability for human rights violations committed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) during the 2011 electoral period so as to prevent such crimes from being repeated during the next elections.
[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief today expressed deep concern over the safety of civilians living in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as fighting continues between the DRC national army and the M23 movement, an armed group led by a “particularly notorious group of human rights violators.”
[The Herald] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay yesterday said illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe must be suspended until the conduct and outcome of elections.