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Swiss company accused of tax dodging in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s tax authority said ABB, one of Switzerland’s most profitable companies, avoided paying millions of dollars to the economically crippled country

Trump trial opens with fiery clashes over witnesses

The two sides squared off in fiery exchanges that circled around the procedures for the trial and gave the Democrats an opportunity to spell out their arguments for Trump's guilt on national television

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

Sporting world mourns death of ‘true legend’ Niki Lauda

The legendary formula one driver died at the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland on Monday night surrounded by his closest family members

Ready or not? Britain’s ‘no deal’ planning

Ahead of April 12, Britain has begun to put plans into place to cushion their potential push out of the European Union

Red Cross: Cyclone Idai survivors face ‘ticking bomb’ of disease

While aid workers have been rushing to bring emergency aid to the hundreds of thousands of affected people, there is a need to focus on sanitation

Lens turns on Swiss neutrality

An artist questions the relationship between Switzerland and apartheid South Africa

Switzerland challenges US tariffs at WTO

The Swiss economic affairs ministry says it has formally asked the US for "consultations" over tariffs of 25% on steel and 10% on aluminium

Rwanda can’t achieve reconciliation without fixing its democracy

As Rwanda marks the 24th anniversary of the 1994 genocide, much more needs to be done to unite the country

These five countries are conduits for the world’s biggest tax havens

These countries funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.

​The world delelas Africa at its own peril

'I did not see a future, as viewed from a Global North perspective, that exists outside the capitalist paradigm’s devouring of human lives.'

​Switzerland shuts border as asylum seekers say their pleas have been ignored

Several hundred refugees have slept on towels and blankets in the park near Como’s train station since the Swiss clampdown began in mid-July.

Clockwork politics won’t tick in SA

It’s tempting, but the Swiss system that limits lawmakers’ clout isn’t realistic in this country.

Amid the deafening silence are bits and pieces of God

Maybe God also dwells in the small mercies of strangers, in the aha moments when humans connect deeply.

The Geneva Conventions need teeth to be effective

States need an appropriate instrument to respond to serious violations of international humanitarian law, to prevent such crimes in the future.

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Transport Month

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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

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In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

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Secure your business from cyber threats

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