Daily Archives: May 11, 2019

EWTN se prépare à lancer une agence de presse africaine

ROME, 10 mai 2019 /PRNewswire/ — (EWTN) – Le 10 mai, le réseau catholique mondial EWTN (EWTN Global Catholic Network) a annoncé qu’il lancera un service de presse pour le continent africain. ACI-Africa sera une agence de presse catholique basée à Nairobi (Kenya) qui publiera du contenu en anglais, français et portugais. Michael P. Warsaw, président-directeur général d’EWTN, a officiellement présenté le projet au cours d’un événement qui s’est déroulé dans les bureaux d’EWTN au Vatican. Les opérations de l’agence de presse démarreront le 15 août, pour la Fête de l’Assomption, date à laquelle Mère Angelica, fondatrice d’EWTN, l’avait lancé en 1981.

EWTN Global Catholic Network announced May 10 that it will launch a news service for the African continent. ACI-Africa will be a Nairobi, Kenya-based Catholic news agency, which will publish content in English, French and Portuguese. ACI-Africa will be headed by Father Don Bosco Onyalla, a priest of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. (PRNewsfoto/EWTN Global Catholic Network)

« Je suis heureux d’annoncer qu’EWTN lancera bientôt une agence de presse qui couvrira l’Église sur l’ensemble du continent africain », a déclaré Warsaw. « En Afrique, l’Église est dynamique et connaît une croissance exponentielle. J’espère que ce nouveau service proposé par EWTN aidera à accroître l’étendue de l’Église africaine et à faire en sorte que la voix de l’Église africaine soit entendue plus clairement dans le monde entier, avec du contenu partagé par les autres plateformes d’EWTN. »

L’Association pour l’information catholique en Afrique (Association for Catholic Information in Africa — ACI-Africa) sera dirigée par le Père Don Bosco Onyalla, un prêtre du diocèse de Rumbek, au Soudan du Sud. Ce journaliste a fondé et supervisé l’Agence de presse catholique pour l’Afrique (Catholic News Agency For Africa — CANAA), un projet issu de la Conférence épiscopale africaine depuis le mois de mai 2013. Le travail d’Onyalla inclut la production de sites Internet, de bulletins d’information et de mises à jour sur les médias sociaux pour les évêques, ainsi que le travail avec les directeurs de la communication épiscopale au niveau national et régional à travers l’Afrique. Il parle l’anglais, le français et le swahili, ainsi que les langues locales de Luhya et Dinka.

« J’ai hâte d’interagir avec d’autres journalistes catholiques sous l’égide d’EWTN, de promouvoir le récit de l’histoire de l’Afrique par les Africains et de relever les défis liés à la création d’une agence de presse dans le contexte vaste et multiculturel de l’Afrique », a déclaré Onyalla.

ACI-Africa fera partie d’ACI Group, qui a été acquis par EWTN en 2014 et comprend ACI Prensa, la plus grande organisation de presse catholique hispanophone au monde, dont le siège est situé à Lima (Pérou) ; ACI Digital, l’organisation de presse basée à Rio de Janeiro (Brésil), qui dessert le monde lusophone ; et ACI Stampa, l’organisation de presse italophone basée à Rome. ACI Group fait partie de la division EWTN News, Inc., qui comprend également la Catholic News Agency (CNA) de Denver, le service de presse en langue allemande, CNA Deutsch, et plusieurs autres organes de presse catholique.

EWTN Global Catholic Network (PRNewsfoto/EWTN Global Catholic Network)

« Nous avons été heureux d’accueillir les représentants du Vatican, des journalistes et d’éminents invités lors de notre événement, qui annonçait l’inauguration d’ACI-Africa », a dit Alejandro Bermudez, directeur exécutif d’ACI Group. « Cette agence de presse vise à couvrir toute l’Afrique, pour l’Afrique et pour le monde, et exprime le rôle croissant du catholicisme africain dans l’Église universelle. Cette étape est importante pour ACI Group ainsi que pour l’ensemble de la famille EWTN News. »

Le lancement d’ACI-Africa est le dernier développement des efforts d’EWTN pour continuer d’étendre sa présence sur le marché catholique de l’information numérique et multimédia à travers le monde. En 2013, le Réseau a lancé « EWTN News Nightly », une émission quotidienne de nouvelles de Washington, D.C. qui couvre les nouvelles et les événements mondiaux d’un point de vue catholique. En 2011, EWTN a acquis « The National Catholic Register » (le Registre catholique national), le principal journal catholique aux États-Unis. De plus, la radio et les services de médias numériques d’EWTN ont considérablement élargi leur contenu de presse au cours des dernières années.

Depuis 38 ans, le Réseau catholique mondial d’EWTN est le plus grand réseau médiatique religieux au monde. Les 11 chaînes mondiales de télévision d’EWTN sont diffusées en plusieurs langues, 24 heures sur 24, sept jours sur sept, et touchent plus de 300 millions de foyers dans plus de 145 pays et régions. Les plateformes d’EWTN comprennent également des services de radio, transmis via SIRIUS/XM, iHeart Radio et plus de 500 stations de radio AM et FM affiliées, nationales et internationales ; un service mondial de radio sur ondes courtes ; l’un des plus grands sites Web catholiques aux États-Unis ; des services d’actualités électroniques et sur papier, y compris Catholic News Agency, le journal « The National Catholic Register » et plusieurs services mondiaux de dépêches, ainsi que EWTN Publishing, sa division d’édition de livres.

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Limpopo police launch manhunt for the suspects involved in a business robbery incident

POLOKWANE – The Police in Apel near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects involved in a business robbery which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, 2019-05-10 at about 01:00, at one of the local guest houses in the Mohlaletse area.

It is alleged that a group of suspects attacked the employees at this overnight accommodation, shot one of them and ransacked the building. The suspects thereafter, uninstalled the Plasma TVs on the walls, loaded them inside their vehicle and stole several other electrical appliances before they fled the scene with a BMW sedan, white in colour.

The police were summoned and reacted swiftly. The suspects’ car was immediately followed by the police and a car chase ensued until the culprits lost control of their vehicle and knocked a tree alongside the road. The suspects managed to flee on foot.

The police searched the car and a number of items believed to be the ones robbed during this incident, were recovered, which include more than ten Plasma television sets, cell phones, TV remote controls, laptops and other items.

The recovered motor vehicle used by these suspects was positively identified. It is belonging to one of the national soccer players. The player is not arrested yet pending further police investigations.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that he was not in the car during this incident but he is cooperating with the police to track down the suspects on which one is already identified.

The suspects involved in this matter including the driver of the motor vehicle are still on the run. The police are calling upon Bothwell Maligasi, to visit Apel police Station or the nearest police station to assist in the investigations in this matter.

Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects is requested to contact Colonel Moyahabo Morudi at 082 565 7646 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station.

Source: South African Police Service

Limpopo police launch manhunt for the suspects involved in a business robbery incident

POLOKWANE – The Police in Apel near Lebowakgomo outside Polokwane have launched a massive manhunt for a group of armed suspects involved in a business robbery which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, 2019-05-10 at about 01:00, at one of the local guest houses in the Mohlaletse area.

It is alleged that a group of suspects attacked the employees at this overnight accommodation, shot one of them and ransacked the building. The suspects thereafter, uninstalled the Plasma TVs on the walls, loaded them inside their vehicle and stole several other electrical appliances before they fled the scene with a BMW sedan, white in colour.

The police were summoned and reacted swiftly. The suspects’ car was immediately followed by the police and a car chase ensued until the culprits lost control of their vehicle and knocked a tree alongside the road. The suspects managed to flee on foot.

The police searched the car and a number of items believed to be the ones robbed during this incident, were recovered, which include more than ten Plasma television sets, cell phones, TV remote controls, laptops and other items.

The recovered motor vehicle used by these suspects was positively identified. It is belonging to one of the national soccer players. The player is not arrested yet pending further police investigations.

Preliminary police investigations revealed that he was not in the car during this incident but he is cooperating with the police to track down the suspects on which one is already identified.

The suspects involved in this matter including the driver of the motor vehicle are still on the run. The police are calling upon Bothwell Maligasi, to visit Apel police Station or the nearest police station to assist in the investigations in this matter.

Anyone with information that can lead to the apprehension of the suspects is requested to contact Colonel Moyahabo Morudi at 082 565 7646 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111 or Crime Line SMS 32211 or the nearest police station.

Source: South African Police Service

Electoral Commission announces results of 2019 National and Provincial elections

Announcement of results of National and Provincial elections 2019

The Electoral Commission is pleased to announce the results of the National and Provincial Elections 2019.

In the Eastern Cape:

The African Transformation Movement with one (1) seat

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The United Democratic Movement with two (2) seats

The Economic Freedom Fighters with five (5) seats

The Democratic Alliance with ten (10) seats

The African National Congress with forty four (44) seats

In the Free State:

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The Economic Freedom Fighters with four (4) seats

The Democratic Alliance with six (6) seats

The African National Congress with nineteen(19) seats

In Gauteng:

The African Christian Democratic Party with one (1) seat

The Inkatha Freedom Party with one (1) seat

The Economic Freedom Fighters with eleven (11) seats

The Democratic Alliance with twenty (20) seats

The African National Congress with thirty seven (37) seats

In KwaZulu-Natal:

The African Transformation Movement with one (1) seat

The African Christian Democratic Party with one (1) seat

The Minority Front with one (1) seat

The National Freedom Party with one (1) seat

The Economic Freedom Fighters with eight (8) seats

The Democratic Alliance with eleven (11) seats

The Inkatha Freedom Party with thirteen (13) seats

The African National Congress with forty four (44) seats

In Limpopo:

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The Democratic Alliance with three (3) seats

The Economic Freedom Fighters with seven (7) seats

The African National Congress with thirty eight (38) seats

In Mpumalanga:

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The Democratic Alliance with three (3) seats

The Economic Freedom Fighters with four (4) seats

The African National Congress with twenty two (22) seats

In the North West:

The Vryheidsfront Plus with two (2) seats

The Democratic Alliance with four (4) seats

The Economic Freedom Fighters with six (6) seats

The African National Congress with twenty one (21) seats

In the Northern Cape:

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The Economic Freedom Fighters with three (3) seats

The Democratic Alliance with eight (8) seats

The African National Congress with eighteen (18) seats

In the Western Cape:

Al-jamah with one (1) seat

The Vryheidsfront Plus with one (1) seat

The African Christian Democratic Party with one (1) seat

The Good Party with one (1) seat

The Economic Freedom Fighters with two (2) seats

The African National Congress with twelve (12) seats

The Democratic Alliance with twenty four (24) seats

In the National Assembly:

The Pan Africanist Congress with one (1) seat

Al Jama-ah with one (1) seat

The United Democratic Movement with two (2) seats

The National Freedom Party with two (2) seats

The Good Party with two (2) seats

The Congress of the People with two (2) seats

The African Transformation Movement with two (2) seats

The African Independent Congress with two (2) seats

The African Christian Democratic Party with four (4) seats

The Vryheidsfront Plus with ten (10) seats

The Inkatha Freedom Party with fourteen (14) seats

The Economic Freedom Fighters with forty four (44) seats

The Democratic Alliance with eighty four (84) seats

The African National Congress with two hundred and thirty seats (230).

Source: Government of South Africa