South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit

South Africa riots force president to leave Commonwealth summit

South African police have fired rubber bullets at protesters as violent riots forced President Cyril Ramaphosa to cut short his attendance at the Commonwealth leaders’ summit in London. Shops were looted, roads were blocked and vehicles set alight in North West province on Friday in unrest over alleged government corruption and poor public services. At […]

US army trainers try to build West Africa defenses against jihad

US army trainers try to build West Africa defenses against jihad

OUALLAM, Niger (Reuters) – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, U.S. military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a surveillance drone hovered overhead.  The joint military exercises between U.S.-led Western forces and several West African nations, dubbed “Flintlock”, have been […]

South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

South Africa rhino poaching: 'Web of corruption' blamed

Image copyright Saving The Wild Image caption Pop star and Unicef ambassador Toya Delazy says the poaching of rhinos feels as if “we’re losing our humanity” Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson and conservationist Jane Goodall have joined a list of famous names who have signed an open letter to South Africa’s government calling for an end […]

South Africa to Investigate 2 ANC Officials in Farm Corruption Case

South Africa to Investigate 2 ANC Officials in Farm Corruption Case

But until now, the authorities have not focused on A.N.C. officials who were central to the corruption that has thrived in recent years. Mr. Ramaphosa, who became party leader by a narrow margin in December and is dealing with deep divisions inside his party, has so far shown little appetite for going after A.N.C. figures. […]

Gay rights ruling in Kenya could reverberate through Africa

Gay rights ruling in Kenya could reverberate through Africa

Gay rights activists are celebrating after a Kenyan court ruled that subjecting suspected gay men to forced anal testing was illegal. The landmark case marked a significant shift in sexual minority rights in the country, which activists hope will eventually lead to decriminalizing homosexuality in Kenya and other countries in the region. This case surrounds […]

As Fears of Hidden Debt Mount, Africa Issuers Face More Scrutiny

As Fears of Hidden Debt Mount, Africa Issuers Face More Scrutiny

African Eurobond issuers face more scrutiny in the wake of questions about the true extent of the debt loads of Zambia and the Republic of Congo. Few investors expect the situation in either nation to be as bad as that of Mozambique, where the discovery of hidden loans two years ago triggered a financial crisis […]

Ramaphosa Vows to 'Hunt' $100 Billion in South Africa Investment

Ramaphosa Vows to 'Hunt' $100 Billion in South Africa Investment

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is spearheading a drive to attract $100 billion in new investment as he seeks to kick-start an economy that looks to be on the rebound following years of stagnation. The investment push Ramaphosa announced Monday is the latest sign that he intends following through on pledges to create jobs and […]

South Africa's dawn of greatness

South Africa's dawn of greatness

Athletes from South Africa enter the stadium before the start of the closing ceremony of the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, Australia,, 15 April 2018. EPA-EFE/DARREN Beyond the triumph and glory achieved by South Africa at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, it was another important reminder that the development of aspiring athletes is about […]

Old rivals NZ, South Africa in medal table battle for fifth at Commonwealth Games

Old rivals NZ, South Africa in medal table battle for fifth at Commonwealth Games

Last updated 10:34, April 15 2018 ANTHONY AU-YEUNG/PHOTOSPORT Dylan Collier, left, and Vilimoni Koroi, along with the rest of the men’s sevens team, will be looking to close out the 2018 Commonwealth Games in style for New Zealand. Two fabled sporting rivals will battle right to the end of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, with New Zealand […]

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