Russian minister attends meeting of developing economies as bloc discusses adding Saudi Arabia, IranJune 1, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday with China's deputy foreign minister and other top diplomats from the BRICS bloc of developing economies for discussions that included the group's possible expansion to include the major oil-producing nations of Saudi Arabia, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
Possible Putin trip in spotlight as Russia, China foreign ministers set for meeting in South AfricaMay 30, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Russian and Chinese foreign ministers are expected to meet with their counterparts from the BRICS economic bloc in Cape Town on Thursday, a precursor to a larger summit of developing nations' leaders in South Africa in August that Russian President Vladimir Putin may attend while under indictment by the International Criminal Court.
South Africa under more scrutiny over Russian ship as ruling ANC says it would ‘welcome’ PutinMay 24, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African government was under more pressure Wednesday for declining to release cargo documents relating to the visit by a Russian ship that the United States alleges collected a consignment of weapons for Moscow.
South African army general in Moscow days after country accused of sending weapons to RussiaMay 15, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Russia's top army general and his South African counterpart discussed "military cooperation” while meeting Monday in Moscow, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa's foreign ministry summoned the U.S. ambassador to a meeting Friday over allegations he made a day earlier that the country had provided Russia with arms and ammunition for its war in Ukraine.
South Africa ex-President Zuma’s graft trial postponed againApril 17, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The corruption trial of former South African President Jacob Zuma was postponed again Monday as he seeks to have the lead prosecutor removed from the case by claiming he is biased.
South African opposition protests Uganda’s anti-LGBTQ billApril 4, 2023 GMT
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — More than 200 protesters in South Africa have demonstrated at the Uganda High Commission against the anti-gay bill recently passed by Ugandan lawmakers.
The demonstration on Tuesday was led by South Africa's leftist Economic Freedom Fighters opposition party, which urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni not to sign the bill into law.
South Africans demonstrate and call for president to resignMarch 20, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday monitored protests by the country’s leftist Economic Freedom Fighters party, which is demanding the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The party urged all South Africans to participate in a national shutdown but there was limited response in most of the country’s major cities.
Tanzania’s first female president on visit to South AfricaMarch 16, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan, on a state visit to South Africa, has urged more security cooperation and trade between the two countries.
Hassan, Tanzania’s first female leader, met South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in the capital Pretoria on Thursday where her delegation of Cabinet ministers discussed trade opportunities and possible agreements with their South African counterparts.
Ugandan, South African leaders urge greater trade in AfricaFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called for stronger trade relations among African countries and lamented the high cost of buying products and services outside the continent.
South Africa’s Ramaphosa calls ‘state of disaster’ on powerFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared a state of disaster with immediate effect to deal with the country’s severe electricity crisis including prolonged daily power blackouts.
South Africa government pursuing sponsor deal with TottenhamFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The South African government is pursuing a sponsorship deal with Premier League club Tottenham, following in the footsteps of the United Arab Emirates, Rwanda, Malta and others who have used the world's biggest soccer league to promote their countries.
Door of No Return: Yellen visits onetime slave-trading postJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
GOREE ISLAND, Senegal (AP) — U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen paid a solemn visit Saturday to the salmon-colored house on an island off Senegal that is one of the most recognized symbols of the horrors of the Atlantic slave trade that trapped tens of millions of Africans in bondage for generations.
South Africa’s ruling ANC party fetes 111th anniversaryJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party marked its 111th anniversary Sunday with celebratory events in Mangaung, Free State province, where the organization was founded in 1912.
South Africa marks holidays despite nationwide power cutsDecember 24, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Christmas lights twinkle, holiday music plays and Johannesburg's popular Rosebank mall bustles with shoppers.
Then the lights go out. The shops are pitch dark. “Hold on to your wallets,” calls out a customer to rueful chuckles.
South Africa leader fights for political future over scandalDecember 15, 2022 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The president of South Africa is fighting for his political future amid an unfolding scandal that has tainted his reputation as an anti-apartheid icon once widely admired for tackling the problems of Africa’s most developed economy.