The International Criminal Court's arrest warrant issued against Russian President Vladimir Putin had led to speculation about the BRICS summit being shifted to China or another country to avoid his arrest. Peoples Dispatch reports.
South Africa wants peace between Ukraine and Russia. That was the message from the head of the country’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) party during a contentious interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Fikile Mbalula also stressed his party would welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin if he attended the upcoming BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit in Durban, South Africa. That’s despite the International Criminal Court issuing an arrest warrant for Putin over alleged war crimes in Ukraine. Digital news outlet African Stream breaks it down.
Comrade Chris Matlhako, the Secretary for International Affairs of the South African Communist Party and Central Committee member, passed away in the morning of April 20, 2023, at the age of 58. He was a diligent friend to the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, and a partner in the construction of socialism internationally. Camila Escalante penned this tribute.
On March 24, Randall Robinson died at the age of 81. Robinson became a household name after the U.S.-based organization he founded in 1977, TransAfrica, spearheaded public protests against South African apartheid in front of the South African embassies in the early 1980s, helping to give voice to the international anti-apartheid movement. Black Agenda Review editors reprinted in Black Agenda Report a National Leader interview with Robinson.
Mvuselelo Mkhabela was reportedly shot and dragged into a police van, according to the Communist Party of Swaziland. His current whereabouts are unknown. Mkhabela was tortured earlier this month for protesting elections.
It is time we knew who the masters of South African media really are, write Phillip Dexter and Roscoe Palm of Pan-African Institute for Socialism.