Stuart Williams

Correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP). Previously Frankfurt, Paris, Nicosia, Tehran, Moscow and Istanbul.

Trump rejects climate ‘prophets of doom’ as Thunberg warns Davos

The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) got under way in the ski resort with an avowed focus on climate change but with starkly different visions over global warming laid bare

Notre-Dame fire under control, Macron vows to rebuild

Firefighters battled into the night to control the flames, declaring it was partially extinguished but completely under control

Riyadh sent experts to cover up Khashoggi murder: Turkey

The killing of the 59-year-old has severely dented the kingdom's image in the West and put powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the defensive

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

Erdogan wants Istanbul trial over ‘planned’ Khashoggi murder

​Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Jamal Khashoggi's murder was 'planned' days in advance according to a 'roadmap' by a Saudi team

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 disaster that killed 301

The accident in May 2014 killed 301 people when one of the pits of the Soma mine became engulfed by flames and carbon monoxide gas

Erdogan declared winner of Turkey presidential polls

The stakes were particularly high as the new president will be the first to enjoy enhanced powers, without even a prime minister

Erdogan breaks silence as Turkey PM seeks coalition

Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to hold discussions with the country's opposition party in the hopes of forming a coalition, after losing in the polls.

Putin: We must protect believers from Pussy Riot

President Vladimir Putin says Russia was obliged to protect the feelings of religious believers from Pussy Riot, slamming their antics as an "orgy".

Phobos-Grunt spirals closer to Earth

Russia's doomed probe for Mars spirals ever closer to the Earth before it plunges back into the atmosphere in a fiery end.

The earthquake still shaking the world

The cataclysmic collapse 20 years ago of the Soviet Union unleashed conflict, instability and poverty that are still felt today.

‘When the attack came, we were not ready’

Russia on Wednesday marked 70 years since the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany, an event that apparently caught Stalin totally unprepared.

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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