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21 April 2022 | 4:22 pm
On tonight's show, our reporters bring you the latest from South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a national state of disaster over the deadly floods on the east coast, warning that rebuilding even basic services will take time. Around the city of Durban, at least 443 people have died, with 48 still missing. Some 10,000 troops have been deployed to help restore power and water and search for the missing.
The world was shocked when the Omicron variant was discovered in South Africa last year. But life is almost back to normal there. The government has lifted most lockdown restrictions, and tourists are flocking back.
As commodity prices spike because of the war in Ukraine, South Africa's finance minister warns that the country might face fallout from inflation of food and oil prices, but that the conflict could also lead to a boost in the country's export revenue. Plus, there are warnings of a humanitarian crisis in Burkina Faso's northern city of Djibo. Hundreds of thousands of people there are struggling to get food or water as jihadists besiege the city.
Police in South Africa say 72 people have been killed and over 1,200 have been arrested in unrest set off by the imprisonment of former President Jacob Zuma. In a statement Tuesday night, police Maj. Gen. Mathapelo Peters said many of the deaths were caused by stampedes when shops were being looted.
Russia's military struggling – DW speaks to security analyst
How far is China willing to go to support Russia amid its war in Ukraine? Washington has warned there will be consequences if Beijing offers financial assistance or military support to Moscow. Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping may have pledged a no limits relationship, but there is a cost to standing up together to their joint rival: America. Regardless, the war provides China with a case study of Western resolve, and an opportunity to learn from Russia's mistakes.
March 17, 1992: This date will forever be remembered in South Africa as the day when whites voted to end the apartheid system that privileged them and oppressed others. The country has seen momentous change since then — but is still wracked by injustice and poverty.
Myanmar's treatment of its Rohingya Muslim population is set to be formally determined as a genocide by Washington. This is expected to boost international pressure on the country's military-led government.
War in Ukraine: Kherson residents stand up to Russians, and a military expert outlines Russia's weaponry
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South Africa has eased rules on travel to the country, where the omicron variant was first identified in November. Meanwhile, China's most-populous city, Shanghai, reports record COVID-19 cases.
Mining is a key driver of economic growth in Guinea. But the military junta's unyielding approach toward a major iron ore project could be doing the country more harm than good.
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