South Africa summons US envoy over Russia arms accusation
15 May 2023 | 5:40 am
The US envoy to South Africa accused Pretoria of sending arms to Russia to support its war in Ukraine, saying he's betting "his life" on the accuracy of the allegations. President Ramaphosa's office called for evidence.
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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.
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While visiting West Africa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said that Russia had the right to be anywhere in Africa ― as much as any other country. He also accused the West of dragging Africa into its own political issues.
Kremlin critic Ilya Yashin lost his appeal against an 8.5-year sentence on charges of spreading "false information" about the Russian army.
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Russia said the move was in response to a similar decision by Germany, which the latter has not confirmed. Meanwhile, Spain has shipped its first Leopard 2 batch to Ukraine.
Prominent Kremlin critic Vladimir Kara-Murza was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison. He's just one more person on a long list of Russian opposition activists targeted by the Kremlin.
In Monday’s meeting of the United Nations Security Council, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov repeated accusations against the US, NATO and Ukraine.
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