Today's Big Stories

Khadja Nin begs for an African resolution to Burundi conflict

Internationally acclaimed Burundian singer, Khadja Nin has been on a global campaign to speak out against President Pierre Nkurunziza, whose bid for a third term in office has sparked protests and fears of a return to ethnic conflict in the east African nation.

Khadja Nin is in South Africa for the second time, this time joining the ANC during the celebration of the 104th anniversary of the founding of the organisation, in a bod to plead on behalf of her birth country.

Meanwhile, two people were injured in a grenade attack in the capital Bujumbura on 4 January 2015, the latest in the conflict.

Khadja Nin speaks to Africa Melane about the plight of the people of Burundi.

My country became the land of killing. My sisters' bodies a battlefield.

Khadja Nin, Celebrated Burundian singer and Goodwill Ambassador for the ACP Observatory on Migration

I came to beg for help [for Burundi]. I think the solution will not come from Europe or the United States. We have to learn to solve African problems by ourselves.

Khadja Nin, Celebrated Burundian singer and Goodwill Ambassador for the ACP Observatory on Migration

Listen to the conversation below:

Read More
Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

Veterans and ANC not on same page about terms of consultative conference

ANC vets want civil society groups present at the consultative conference, which they want held separately from another meeting.

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

Top SABC journos applauded for brave testimony

EWN's Gaye Davis summarises the evidence of the SABC journalists who appeared before the ad hoc committee in Parliament.

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

If you're gona be a hero (and smash a car window), make sure you can prove harm

A criminal lawyer explains what leg citizens can stand on if they witness a child or pet locked in a vehicle in risky conditions.

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

SABC 'in contempt of court' if Motsoeneng reports for duty, says DA

The DA's James Selfe says it is not clear whether SABC's Hlaudi Motsoeneng will be either fired or suspended pending an inquiry.

Burundi's Khadja Nin in SA for #AUSummit

Burundi's Khadja Nin in SA for #AUSummit

Singing sensation, Khadja Nin is in South Africa for the #AUSummit where she's addressing the conflict happening in Burundi.

Burundi leadership uncertain during civilian-military face-off

Burundi leadership uncertain during civilian-military face-off

The Midday Report - where you won't miss a thing

Popular articles
Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

Interested in sexting but worried about the risks? Dr Eve has created a guideline to help you 'sext' in a fun and responsible way.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?