Sara Hussein

Deputy news editor @AFP Tokyo. Sideline in science/environment reporting. Recovering Middle East reporter.

Japan urges Ghosn to return as fugitive tycoon defends escape

Ghosn made his first public appearance since his audacious December escape at a combative press conference in Beirut on Wednesday

Ghosn accuses Nissan execs of ‘backstabbing’ plot

Carlos Ghosn denounced a "conspiracy" against him, saying events had been "twisted in a way to paint a personage of greed, a personage of dictatorship

Ex-Nissan chief Ghosn pays bail, set to leave Japan cell

The tycoon is expected to walk out of the custody centre in Toyko after the court rejected a last-ditch appeal from prosecutors to block his release

Carlos Ghosn’s lead defence lawyer resigns

There was no immediate explanation as to why the attorneys, who include lead lawyer Motonari Otsuru, were leaving Ghosn's defence team

Nissan meets to replace Ghosn, as tensions with Renault grow

The Japanese company removed Carlos Ghosn from his post last month after he was detained on allegations of under-reporting his salary

Star to fallen idol: The Japanese rise and fall of Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn is facing allegations of financial misconduct

Christmas mass prays for peace

Thousands of people streamed into Bethlemhem to mark the birth of Christ, and the Latin Patriarch has expressed the need for peace in the Middle East.

Israeli troops on high alert on Syria ceasefire line

Israeli forces on Monday braced for fresh unrest along the Syrian ceasefire line a day after they reportedly killed 23 people trying to break through.

As fighters push on, Libya rebels prepare for power

As Libya's rebel fighters push west, opposition representatives in Benghazi are trying to form a government-in-waiting.

Gunfire and explosions rock Tripoli

Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli compound was rocked by blasts on Monday and his southern strongholds and a navy base were bombed.

Libya warns over air, sea traffic as UN action looms

Libya warned on Thursday it could target all Mediterranean air and sea traffic in the case of foreign military intervention.

Egypt threatens crackdown but protesters stay put

The government warned of a military crackdown as massive rallies against President Hosni Mubarak spread and the army detained pro-democracy activists.

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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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