Bashir: the great escape
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in Khartoum from Johannesburg yesterday, an AFP correspondent said, after a court ordered him not to leave as it decided whether to arrest him over alleged war crimes.
Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for alleged war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the Darfur region, was returning from an African Union summit.
Dressed in his traditional white robes, a triumphant Bashir waved his trademark cane in the air as he stepped off the plane and shouted: “God is greatest!”.
Youth have little to show
Despite playing a significant role in liberating the country from apartheid, the country’s young population has little to show for the sacrifices it had made.
These are the views of several Durban young people interviewed by The Citizen yesterday on the eve of National Youth Day.
Eskom promises lights will be on
As long as there is enough generating capacity, there won’t be a need to implement load shedding, even amid extremely cold weather conditions, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told The Citizen.
Phasiwe said the utility’s system was looking relatively stable, but said that the real crunch – electricity demand – can be expected tomorrow when people return to their respective homes from the long weekend.
The high power demand usually occurs between 5pm and 9pm, but since winter started making its presence felt, the hike now also happens between 6am and 10am.
To get the full scoop on these stories and more, get your copy of The Citizen at your nearest news agent or sign up for our e-edition. Try the three day trial for free.