The Gorillas, Orangutans, Chimpanzees, Monkeys – lives of Primates that continue to be abused by mankind?

 Gorillas [Congo , Uganda, Rwanda]   Orangutans [Borneo, Sumatra Indonesia]   Chimpanzees [central or equatorial Africa to the west, from southern Senegal across the forested belt north of the Congo River to western Uganda and western Tanzania  Monkeys [the tropical rainforests of Africa, Central America, South America and Asia]  Many of us will know well that Primates […]

America ‘State of the Union 2016’ – what was that all about? [UPDATED]

   Anyone this side of the pond who as interested observers waited-up into the early hours of the morning last week to listen to President Barrack Obama’s 7th and final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress (and guests), probably wishes that they hadn’t bothered, eh? It didn’t take long for […]

The ‘most powerful man in the World’ humbled – Barrack Obama?

.   Last Thursday was an embarrassing one for the American people, wasn’t it? No, not because their President Barrack Obama has been upstaged once again by Russian President Vladimir Putin – this time over Syria. No, not because the USA’s supposed superior military might and massive firepower is seen worldwide to count for nothing, […]

Pistorius Prosecutor’s appeal – will justice be done?

Reeva Steenkamp shot dead by Pistorius   In South Africa the director of public prosecutions has this week filed papers with the Pretoria court to seek leave to appeal Judge Masipa decisions in Oscar Pistorius’ murder trial. That was not unexpected was it? Even to a non-legally trained observer there were some seemingly crass decisions […]

The verdict on Oscar Pistorius is out this week – Guilty of ‘Murder’ or not?

  This Thursday 11th September, Judge Masipa will announce her verdict in the Pretoria High Court on Oscar Pistorius’ murder charge. The trial has been ongoing since March – with substantial delays and adjournments. The killer has been granted unprecedented & lax bail conditions by the South African courts for more than a year. The […]

The South African Justice System – after ‘Pistorius’ how does it look?

                              Many amateur observers following world  news of the arrest, charging, and subsequent ‘somewhat theatrical’ murder trial of killer Mr Oscar Pistorius in Pretoria South Africa, have been astounded at the revelations exposed about that country’s Justice System, haven’t they? The latest eye-opener is that the revered learned Judge, who has presided over the trial, […]

The Pistorius’ Trial phase is over – is the Aftermath? [September 11 is the date for Verdict]

   542 days since she was slain     Friday August 8 The past two days have been disturbing & confusing for outsider observers hasn’t it? Two powerful legal advocates locked head to head like two rampant stags in a final battle for supremacy. They have both been presenting their closing arguments – the prosecution […]

Oscar Pistorius – facing a murder trial end? August 6

    Tomorrow, Thursday, August 7th, is a big day for the South African justice system in Pretoria High Court, whether they know it or not. The Pistorius trial’s extensive delays have been disturbing to outside watchers, but now the Prosecution must sum up their arguments and Mr. Pistorius’ team has to play his last […]

Oscar Pistorius’ Trial – ON again & South Africa Justice ON Trial as well? UPDATE – Adjournment update July 21

  The ‘under world scrutiny’ South African Justice System will have already puzzled many casual observers, but that cannot be matched by the disturbing information that Oscar Pistorius has been out nightclubbing at the backend of his trial (just a week after adjournment). Not only that but he was involved in a physical altercation with […]

Oscar Pistorius’ Trial – ON again & South Africa Justice ON Trial as well? UPDATE – DAY 39 July 8

DAY 39 July 8 The trial is heading towards a close, at long last – the Defence has completed its evidence but has thrown another spanner in the works by claiming that it has other evidence but some people won’t appear because testimony is broadcast. So here we have a major murder trial, under international […]