Daily Podcast May 04, 2012
For Creamer Media in Johannesburg, I’m Henny Ngoveni.
Expelled ANC youth league leader Julius Malema says he has been mistreated by the ANC.
He made these remarks during a gathering of the Friends of the Youth League in Mthatha.
Meanwhile the ANC Youth League has distanced itself from the newly formed Friends of the Youth League. The group was created to provide a platform for Malema after his expulsion from the ANC.
Zimbabwe is threatening a crackdown on the media over what it called sensational and inaccurate reporting.
This follows stories over President Robert Mugabe’s ailing health.
The country’s Information Minister Webster Shamu says gloves will be off should this kind of reporting continue.
US President Barack Obama has invited four African leaders to join the G8 leaders' summit at Camp David later this month for a session on food security.
Those invited to participate are Benin's President Yayi Boni, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, Ghana's President John Mills and Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete.
They will join Obama and the leaders of France, Britain, Italy, Germany, Canada, Japan and Russia at the presidential retreat in rural Maryland to discuss food security concerns in Africa on the second day of the G8 meeting.
Also making headlines
South Africa’s building plans hit a pothole in the toll road debacle.
And, ICC prosecutors are seeking an 80-year jail-term for former Liberian President Charles Taylor who was convicted of crimes against humanity.
That’s a round up of news making headlines today.
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