No buffalo on the menu at South Africa/Namibia gala dinner
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New and ongoing conflicts and rise of authoritarianism undermine vision for universal human rights
Defence minister justifies her visit to Moscow amid war in Ukraine
Researchers at Yale University say the Russian economy is suffering massive damage due to Western sanctions but Moscow is downplaying the effects
But forecasters are expecting the jobless rate to stay elevated, as load-shedding and inflation take their toll
South Africa’s fate is tied to China’s, but war-related disruptions in the global energy market keep exports going
South Africa has taken a China-like stance of “quiet diplomacy” on the Russian war on Ukraine, urging citizens not to “take sides”, the deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini, said during a parliamentary debate on the economic impact of the conflict on Tuesday. “As [the] government of South Africa, we urge all […]
The crisis comes just as uncertainty was rising owing to surging prices caused by a spike in demand for oil, tight supplies and pandemic-induced supply chain snarls, among other things.
“Politically, it’s not painful, it’s destructive,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, after US President Joe Biden threatened personal measures against the Russian leader over the crisis.
The president would everyone believe Russia is a democracy but his army occupies regions and opposition parties are suppressed
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Ognjen Vukojević, assistant coach and Dynamo Kiev scout, has been sent home from Russia after posting a politically sensitive video on social media.
Kiev’s new law on decommunisation draws critique.
European leaders, backed by President Barack Obama, have come to an uncomfortable conclusion: they need Russia.
An international inquiry has concluded that Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made missile, a Dutch paper reported.
Ignoring a ceasefire, pro-Russian rebels have forced Kiev’s soldiers to flee the strategic Debaltseve rail hub in eastern Ukraine.
Russia’s president says Ukrainian troops should be allowed to surrender to pro-Russian forces, as a deadline to withdraw heavy weapons is missed.
Many Ukrainian men are lying low to avoid being drafted to fight pro-Russia ‘terrorists’ in the east of the country.
The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine hope to strike a peace deal and end 10 months of fighting in which at least 5 300 people have died.