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Carien du Plessis

Carien du Plessis

    South Africa to take over rotational chair of AU in 2020
    South Africa to take over rotational chair of AU in 2020
    South Africa will take over the rotational chair of the African Union (AU) in 2020, following on Egypt, which took over the chair of the continental organ on Sunday....
    Lindiwe Sisulu: Debate to stay in the ICC reopened
    Lindiwe Sisulu: Debate to stay in the ICC reopened
    Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has hinted that South Africa might change its decision on withdrawing from...
    DRC leader launches election bid in SA
    DRC leader launches election bid in SA
    Congolese opposition leader Moïse Katumbi launched his presidential bid in the “country of Mandela” this week, saying he was inspired by South...
    SA, Rwanda clash over AU reforms
    SA, Rwanda clash over AU reforms
    Tensions between South Africa and Rwanda over African Union reforms threaten to derail plans to make the continental body more effective and...
    South Africa and Morocco set to re-establish diplomatic relations
    South Africa and Morocco set to re-establish diplomatic relations
    South Africa and Morocco look set to re-establish diplomatic relations after 13 years of giving each other the cold shoulder.
    Slavery dominates discussion at AU-EU Summit
    Slavery dominates discussion at AU-EU Summit
    Modern-day slave markets in Libya were on the lips of African and European leaders at the opening of a joint two-day summit of their continental...
    Plenty to discuss as African, European leaders meet in Abidjan
    Plenty to discuss as African, European leaders meet in Abidjan
    There was no room left at Abidjan’s inns, so many presidents who were personally received by Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara when they landed...
    Mbeki: AU has no mandate to probe 'hacking' claims in Kenya polls... at least for now
    Mbeki: AU has no mandate to probe 'hacking' claims in Kenya polls... at least for now
    Former president Thabo Mbeki has commended Kenyans for the peaceful and orderly way the country conducted their elections on Tuesday, and said...
    Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
    Maimane's Zambia deportation casts spotlight on network of opposition politicians
    Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane’s deportation from Zambia on Thursday night has cast a spotlight on a 19-month-old network of opposition...
    Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration
    Dlamini-Zuma speaks out on Donald Trump's administration
    African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has warned that a Donald Trump administration threatened global progress on climate...
    Opposition parties react with shock as ANC retains control of Rustenburg
    Opposition parties react with shock as ANC retains control of Rustenburg
    The ANC retained the Rustenburg council on Friday after its mayoral candidate, Mpho Khunou, was re-elected in a move that shocked opposition...
    AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma starts to look presidential
    AU Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma starts to look presidential
    African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is back in South Africa to drum up support for the ANC before the August 3 local...