Richard Carter

News editor for @afp in Japan. Former Europe/Africa desk chief. Ex Berlin, Brussels, Paris.

Hindsight is 2020 for Japan

Tokyo has a history of cancelled Olympics – but a different type of war caused it to cancel in 1940

A tropical subject: Could typhoons hit Rugby World Cup?

Here are some of the key questions as one of the world's natural disaster hotspots prepares to host one of the world's biggest sporting events

Stormy G20 looms as Trump bashes China on trade

The long-running trade war between the world's top two economies looked poised to dominate the agenda of the group of 20 summit

Crisis-hit Nissan issues fresh profit warning

The firm downgraded its projection for net profit in the fiscal year to March 2019 from 410-billion yen to 319-billion yen

Trump ‘walks’ as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal

The much-anticipated second meeting between the two leaders was supposed to build on their historic first summit in Singapore

Kim arrives in Hanoi for nuclear summit with Trump

The normally sleepy Vietnamese border station of Dong Dang spruced itself up for Kim's arrival after the leader's 4 000km odyssey through China

Ghosn re-arrested over fresh allegations

The case of the once-revered tycoon has gripped Japan and the business world since he was arrested as he stepped off his private jet

IOC weighs boxing Olympic KO

The IOC has been losing patience with boxing since a judging scandal at the Rio Games in 2016

Nissan crisis deepens as ‘charges loom’ over Ghosn case

Nissan's board will decide on Thursday whether to remove the 64-year-old tycoon as chairman

History and handshakes: Five key takeaways from the Korea summit

​It was more than a decade since the last inter-Korean summit and Friday's meeting in the Demilitarised Zone did not disappoint

New Greece prime minister still unknown as bankruptcy looms

As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.

Greece moots unity government after referendum drama

The main opposition in Greece has called for early elections as PM Pandreou scurries to form a unity government after narrowly escaping a recall.

Press Releases

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

Introducing Sabinet Judgments

A well-rounded view of reported and unreported judgments supplemented by an advanced system to enable users to rapidly find the information they require

The Southern Africa Tuberculosis and Health Systems Support Research and Publication Interventions

The project places emphasis on rolling out a standardised package of occupational health services and mining safety standards across four countries