Reports: Russian ship ‘Lady R’ brought ammunition to South Africa
20 May 2023 | 3:05 pm
There's a new development in the South Africa-Russia arms accusations, we take a look at the situation in Sudan one month after the conflict started and we bring you the latest on the flooding in Somalia which has killed at least 22 people.
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Pretoria's Western allies are upset by South Africa hosting upcoming joint naval exercises with Russia and China. Historical ties between Moscow and the ruling ANC may explain President Ramaphosa's stance.
South Africa captivated a home crowd with their run to the Women's T20 World Cup final. With women's cricket on the rise around the world, the time is now for Cricket South Africa to finally get on board.
South Africa's police service is coming under intense criticism for allegedly doing little to tackle the country's rampant gun violence. But the police say that they are taking citizens' concerns seriously.
Disgraced South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was denied parole on Friday, according to local authorities who said he has yet to complete his minimum sentence. Reeva Steenkamp was shot and killed in the home of star Olympian Oscar Pistorius on Thursday, February 14, 2013.
South Africa rolls back a state of disaster over a national power crisis, even though rolling blackouts are still crippling the country's economy. Also, the WTO says goods exports are declining in Africa even though the continent has absorbed the shocks from Covid and the war in Ukraine better than expected. Finally, we report on how Tunisia takes pride in its varied use of orange blossom.
Pressure is mounting on South Africa to arrest Russian President Vladimir Putin if he sets foot in Durban later this year. However, due to Pretoria's close ties with Moscow, surrendering Putin to the International Criminal Court remains highly unlikely. Legal experts are now speculating that South Africa may withdraw from the Rome Statute to avoid legal, political and diplomatic challenges.
South Africa has learned with "shock and dismay" that the United Arab Emirates turned down the extradition of Atul and Rajesh Gupta, who are accused of organizing corruption on an industrial scale.
A Chinese woman has become the first person to die from a form of avian influenza rarely caught by humans, the WHO says. Only three people have so far been known to have contracted the disease, all of them in China.
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago discusses the central bank's recent surprise move to hike interest rates and concerns about movements in the currency.
More people are trying to cross the Mediterranean to seek a better life, but many do not make it. The UN has slammed policies by some states that seek to make the crossing harder.
Russia has targeted the Ukrainian capital with Iranian Shahed drones for the first time in almost a month, officials in Kyiv said. Germany says it's too early to discuss Ukraine's entry into NATO.
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