China’s plastic demand is rising with the ban on foreign rubbish

China plans to ban waste-plastic imports by the end of this year, curbing domestic plastic recycling.

Kenya’s Odinga defies pressure to concede defeat

Opposition leader calls for national strike on Tuesday

Zambia to drop treason charges against Hichilema

Main opposition leader to be freed from prison on Monday after negotiations

Abducted prince of Mandela’s clan found unharmed

Motive for abduction of brother of jailed King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo remains unclear.

Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency

Macron shows no sign of wishing to change traditional alliances nor re-shape its military and peace-keeping roles in the Middle East and Africa.

Ramaphosa backs graft probe of Zuma’s government

Deputy President "supports that there should be a judicial commission of inquiry".

Trump’s controversial immigration order restricted by several judges

Executive order restricting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries dismissed in at least four states.

Zuma says deputy presidency no guarantee for stepping up

The ANC is not bound by tradition to elect its deputy as leader, President Jacob Zuma said in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

​Libya, Nigeria may scupper oil price plan

Should Libya hit the target of 900 000 barrels a day, it would replace about one-third of the supplies being cut by other Opec nations.

Tentative ceasefire in Mozambique

The leader of Renamo has extended the truce between it and the ruling party by two months.

Elgar century leads Proteas fightback

Dean Elgar's century and a quickfire 68 from Quinton de Kock lifted SA to 297 for six on the opening day of the second test against Sri Lanka.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee denied entry to South Africa

Former Guantanamo prisoner Jihad Diyab, relocated in Uruguay, is looking for another country to live in.

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