S. Africa’s green energy plan needs $38 bln more
26 October 2022 | 9:16 am
Western nations have promised $8.5 bln to kick-start South Africa's transition from polluting coal to green energy - but sources close to the plan say it needs five times as much.
27 May 2019
The South Africa's 'Banyana Banyana' head to their first World Cup with hope and high spirit, despite being in the 'group of death'. In France they will have to face, with Germany, Spain and China. The runner-up to the last African Cup of Nations will be led by their long time captain Janine Van Wyk, the 2018 African player of the year Thembi Kgatlana and the 2018 African coach of the year Desiree Ellis.
30 Jun 2019
The African Development Bank's Africa Investment Forum is targeting about $50 billion worth of pledges in its second outing later this year. Stella Kilonzo, Senior Director, Africa Investment Forum at the AfDB joined CNBC Africa's Godfrey Mutizwa for an update on the forum and more.
29 Sep 2019
Ahmed Lawan speaks on Buhari's visit to S'Africa
11 Nov 2019
Three months after the Berlin Wall came down, Nelson Mandela walked out of prison. On the weekend, guests at Germany's embassy in South Africa looked back on those seismic events of 30 years ago.
16 Dec 2019
In South Africa's Eastern Cape province, no one can remember the last proper downpour. Some say it was five years ago, others six. Residents are relying on water distributions, with dramatic consequences for farmers, schoolchildren and traders. In Southern Africa as a whole, where temperatures are rising twice as fast as the rest of the world, people are experiencing the worst drought in thirty-five years, according to the UN.
Hagia Sophia re-conversion, Trump's Portland paramilitaries, EU recovery fund makes history, S. Africa's lockdown blues
30 Jul 2020
Why did Turkey choose this moment to reconvert Istanbul's Hagia Sophia from a museum back into a mosque? François Picard's panel looks at trouble at home and abroad as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rivalry with Egypt heats up over Libya. Also, after Portland, US President Donald Trump vows to deploy paramilitaries to Chicago and other US cities, plus South Africa's Covid blues with schools forced to shut again... and just how historic is the EU recovery plan?Produced by Alessandro XENOS and Anna PEREIRA
14 Sep 2020
Battling South Africa's "second pandemic", President Cyril Ramaphosa steps up the fight against gender-based violence, announcing what he calls the country's most far-reaching legislative overhaul against femicide. Also, record downpours in Senegal kill at least six and leave thousands homeless. The government says it has launched an emergency plan to help those in need, but residents say they're still waiting for assistance. And we tell you more about a shepherd-turned-musician from Lesotho whose tunes have captivated audiences from Africa to Europe.
10 Feb 2021
South Africa plans to kickstart its Covid-19 vaccination campaign with Johnson & Johnson jabs after withholding a batch of AstraZeneca doses following doubts over the shot's efficacy. The country worst-hit by the pandemic in Africa had suspended its vaccine rollout - meant to begin with Oxford/AstraZeneca - after scientists found the shot failed to prevent mild and moderate illness caused by a local virus variant known as 501Y.V2.
6 Jun 2021
Sex workers, activists and allies march in protest through Johannesburg. They are asking the government, and the city of Johannesburg specifically, to decriminalise sex work. Because South Africa sees their profession as illegal, sex workers are often left without rights, leaving them vulnerable to crime and violence, and without medical and security services.
31 May 2021
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says the country is heading towards a third virus wave as the nation looks to re-impose stricter measures against Covid-19. South Africa is officially the worst-hit country on the continent with more than 1.65 million cases and 56,363 deaths.
22 Aug 2021
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, testifying at a graft inquiry on Wednesday (August 11), said he chose to "remain but resist" rather than resign as deputy president when allegations of widespread corruption surfaced under his predecessor Jacob Zuma.
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A new round of peace talks between the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government and representatives of major rebel groups ended in the Kenyan capital city Nairobi on Tuesday with participants agreeing on a raft of issues including the unconditional release of prisoners.
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