Chris Lefkow

Chris Lefkow is an AFP correspondent based in Washington.

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week,...

The whistle-blower, impeachment and Trump phone call: What we know

This is what we know about the affair launched by a complaint from a mysterious whistle-blower in the US intelligence community

BuzzFeed story, video prompt media soul-searching, Trump attacks

Two events have been latched upon by US president Donald Trump to bolster his long-standing grievance that the press is biased against him

The Conways: Washington power couple divided over Trump

The marriage of George T. Conway III and Kellyanne Conway has been described as the best reality show in Washington

Over a million told to flee as Hurricane Florence stalks US East Coast

Hurricane Florence has the potential to bring catastrophic flooding to areas of the eastern United States already soaked by heavy rain

Nike selects NFL ‘pariah’ Kaepernick to ‘just do it’

Colin Kaepernick staged his first silent protest during the team’s third preseason game

Former Trump campaign chief goes on trial for bank and tax fraud

Paul Manafort has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts of bank and tax fraud related to his lobbying activities

Sex and the White House: From Clinton to Trump

Today, another US president is accused of sexual impropriety – specifically of paying off a porn star one month before the November 2016 election

White House rejects Trump accusers’ demand for Congress probe

Three women who claim they were sexually harassed by Trump urged Congress to investigate his behavior and allegations of misconduct.

Facebook seeks $5bn initial public offering on Wall Street

Facebook has filed to go public and is seeking a $5-billion initial public offering -- the largest flotation by a Wall Street-listed internet company.

HP surrenders as post-PC era beckons

The surest sign the post-PC era is here is the announcement by the world's top personal computer maker that it is taking steps to exit the business.

Obama makes history in 140 characters

Barack Obama replied to a barrage of questions about the economy from Twitter users in the social media-savvy president's first "Twitter Town Hall".

Press Releases

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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