[OPINION] Travel in the time of global unrest
Jean-Jacques Cornish says if you are traveling to a country where protestors make nocturnal travel hazardous, would you not expect your own people to tell you so?
SA ranks third among African nations on media freedom
Reporters Without Borders lists Ghana highest on the continent, with Eritrea at the bottom of the 182 countries judged.
Banda says she has proof corruption claims against her politically motivated
Former Malawi president Joyce Banda says she’s come home to reorganise the People’s Party she founded when she broke from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party in 2012.
Trump sends Buhari back home with stern warnings
Donald Trump says the US will invest in Nigeria if Muhammadu Buhari tears down trade barriers and creates a level playing field thereby allowing better access for the American goods.
Buhari in Washington to be received by Trump
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is being pressed by his continental peers to demand from his host a clear policy on Africa.
Malawi says arrest warrant for Banda still valid
Joyce Banda left Malawi in 2014, facing charges of money laundering and abuse of power.
Israeli ambassador to SA wants to improve bilateral relations
Bilateral relations between South Africa and Israel are prickly. However, Lior Keinan notes that trade between the countries reaches almost a billion dollars annually.
Ramaphosa: DRC making good progress towards elections
Cyril Ramaphosa says the SADC leaders decided it was no longer necessary to send Namibian President Hifikepunya Pohamba as a special envoy to the DRC.
[OPINION] Should the Commonwealth still exist?
Apart from being grist to the tabloid’s mill, and cannon fodder to the anti-imperialists, what are the Commonwealth’s major achievements, asks Jean-Jacques Cornish.
Mo Ibrahim Foundation: Govt transparency in Africa decreasing
The 2018 Ibrahim Forum report on public service in Africa finds a continent-wide lack of capacity in governments meeting their peoples’ needs.
French triathlete’s body found at PE harbour
David Bellet-Brissaud's body was recovered from the Port Elizabeth harbour.
Swaziland's King Mswati III renames country
King Mswati III told a crowd at a stadium in Manzini that eSwatini was the name of the kingdom before it was colonised by the British.
Sisulu to meet Australian counterpart over travel warning
Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s ministry warned travellers of murder‚ rape‚ car hijackings‚ civil unrest‚ water shortages‚ spiked drinks‚ and terrorism in SA.
200 child soldiers released to families in South Sudan
The United Nations Children’s Fund says there are 19,000 children under arms.
Ramaphosa, May agree R858m deal to make SA attractive to investors
On his first official visit to Britain as South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa has met Queen Elizabeth and Prime Minister Theresa May.
Zim seeks return to Commonwealth
Ousted President Robert Mugabe led his country out of the 53-nation grouping 15 years ago, calling the Commonwealth an evil organisation.
SA condemns US, UK, French air strikes in Syria
The International Relations Department says that the alleged action by Syria cannot be justification for military airstrikes by the US, Britain and France.
13 African athletes go missing at Commonwealth Games
The missing athletes are thought to be seeking asylum in Australia. There are 8 from Cameroon, 2 from Sierra Leone and others from Uganda, Ghana & Rwanda.