Shaun Tandon

State Department correspondent @AFP. Formerly covering Japan, India

Trump moves to strangle Iran economy as nuclear deal withers

​US President Donald Trump on Wednesday tightened the screws further on Iran with sanctions on its mining industry

US patience thins with Pakistan as India goes on offense

US policymakers have grown exasperated with Pakistan for not doing more against Islamist extremists

Trump vows to outspend Russia without new missile pact

The United States last week started the process of exiting the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

Democrats seize US House but Trump averts ‘blue wave’

Tuesday's contest saw several historic firsts in the Democratic camp

US slams ‘one of worst cover-ups’ in Khashoggi case

The move came as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Khashoggi's killing inside the Saudis' Istanbul consulate had been meticulously planned

After Khashoggi killing, Saudi Arabia’s PR machine shows cracks

After devoting well over $100-million to influencing Washington, the oil-rich state is facing a PR crisis it didn't see coming

Nikki Haley resigns as Trump’s UN ambassador

​Nikki Haley is the latest departure from President Donald Trump's national security team

Femi Kuti, Beyonce headed to SA for Mandela festival

Global Citizen says it hopes that the run-up to the festival would raise commitments of $1 billion to help the world's poorest

Beyoncé, Jay-Z release joint album on marriage and identity

The album came out late on Saturday exclusively on Jay-Z's fledgling Tidal streaming service

Avicii death a coming-of-age in electronic music boom

The Swedish DJ's death at age 28 marks a symbolic coming-of-age for a genre that remains resolutely youthful

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide

Chester Bennington overcame a troubled childhood to top the charts with an angry but melodic brand of metal

Grammys: Adele wins big, Beyoncé delivers powerful speech and performance

Adele on Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads.

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Huawei Cloud’s Year-End Sales Carnival

Massive discounts on hot cloud services are on offer along with special coupons and other privileges, but hurry, supplies are limited!

Get Rewarded for banking with Standard Bank Mobile

Free data for your bank card spend every month will go that extra mile to help keep South Africans connected to their dreams

Introducing Greening the Future 2020

We highlight the work of those accelerating sustainable living in SA – at a vital moment for the environment

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

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