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Jerome Cartillier

Jerome Cartillier

    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    Russia, Ukraine agree on 'permanent ceasefire'
    Ukraine's president has announced a ceasefire agreement with Russia, shortly before Nato's deadline for a decision on involvement in the region.
    Guarded optimism as at climate talks
    Guarded optimism as at climate talks
    The world's climate negotiators worked into early Friday morning amid guarded hopes of making progress.
    'Climate code red' at UN talks, warns Nigeria
    'Climate code red' at UN talks, warns Nigeria
    Africa's frustration at the United Nations climate summit boiled over on Monday as delegates walked out of key talks.
    Shadow contest in full swing for ANC top job
    Shadow contest in full swing for ANC top job
    Officially no one is a candidate and there is not even a campaign, but in reality the contest to become the next South African president is well under way ahead of a crucial vote in December. The African National Congress (ANC) meets at the end of year to choose the person expected to lead the party into the 2009 general elections.
    Net closes on SA's canned hunting industry
    Net closes on SA's canned hunting industry
    Carel van Heerden feels no reason to apologise about his doomed lion-breeding business. "Trophy hunters will always exist. We're taking the pressure off the rest of the roaming lions in Africa." The appetite for big-game hunting among foreign tourists sustains around 300 lion-breeding farms across South Africa.
    Chinese leader ends Mozambique visit
    Chinese leader ends Mozambique visit
    Chinese leader Hu Jintao on Friday left Mozambique for the Seychelles, the last stop on an African swing marked by Beijing's largesse and staunch rebuttal of criticism that it was plundering the continent. Hu on Thursday announced a debt waiver, cash grants and increased market access for goods from war-ravaged Mozambique.
    Hu calls for 'pragmatic cooperation' with Maputo
    Hu calls for 'pragmatic cooperation' with Maputo
    Chinese President Hu Jintao on Thursday announced a debt waiver, cash grants, increased market access and "pragmatic cooperation" with war-ravaged Mozambique on the last major stop of his current African tour. Hu signed a slew of cooperation agreements and announced that Beijing was waiving Mozambique's bilateral debt.
    SA eyes mutual benefits from China's Africa push
    SA eyes mutual benefits from China's Africa push
    South Africa, which will host China's President Hu Jintao on Tuesday, sees mutual benefits flowing from Beijing's push into Africa while being wary of being seen as a mere source for raw materials. Hu is expected to receive the full red-carpet treatment when he arrives in the capital, Pretoria, on the latest leg of a sweep through the continent.
    SA revolts against high phone charges
    SA revolts against high phone charges
    South African telephone subscribers, enraged by high rates charged by fixed-line provider Telkom, are turning on the government and on Telkom. Analysts attack Telkom regularly, complaining of high charges, especially for access to the internet, and warn that this could obstruct South Africa from achieving targeted annual growth of 6% from 2010.
    SA mulls release of 'political prisoners'
    SA mulls release of 'political prisoners'
    Hundreds of South African prisoners who have been in jail since the apartheid era are hoping to reclaim their freedom by convincing the government that their crimes were politically motivated. Some of the prisoners, ranging from die-hard defenders of the whites-only regime to members of the Zulu-based Inkatha Freedom Party, concede they were involved in serious crimes.
    African stock markets seek to work in concert
    African stock markets seek to work in concert
    Stock markets across Africa, beset by feeble volumes of trade and lack of liquidity, are trying to work closer together in a bid to increase transparency and attract more foreign investment. "There has to be a change in the way international investors perceive Africa and its stock exchanges," according to Maged Shawky Sourail, chief executive of African Stock Exchanges Assocation.