Month: April 2023

A paramedic’s close brush with death. He was struck by shrapnel from a Russian rocket in Bakhmut, eastern Ukraine’s most viciously contested town. And survived.

18 April 2023 By Paul Martin

Exclusive.   A woman was lying bleeding heavily on the road at a bus station in Bakhmut, the centre of an epic ongoing battle for control of an already largely-devastated town in eastern Ukraine. She had been hit by artillery an hour earlier.    Maksym Vainer, a 29-year-old paramedic, was scanning the skies for any incoming artillery or […]

It’s thirty years since South African anti-apartheid firebrand Chris Hani was assassinated, nearly plunging the country into civil war. Still, has the full truth emerged?

10 April 2023 By Paul Martin

The Communist Party of South Africa, which retains an alliance with the ruling African National Congress (ANC), is demanding that an investigation is reopened to question Chris Hani’s killer Janusz Walus. The murderer is still alive and living in South Africa. He escaped death late last year after being stabbed by a fellow inmate days […]