Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has signed economic and cooperation deals in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe is in “desperate need of investment,” Thea Fourie, an analyst at IHS Global Insight in Johannesburg, told Bloomberg in an e-mailed statement. Mugabe “has reached out … Read the rest
Mr. Xu Zhou, spokesman of the Chinese Embassy announced in Freetown on Monday, 15th September that China will send a China Center for Disease Control (CDC) medical expert team comprising of 59 personnel and a mobile laboratory to Sierra Leone … Read the rest
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a … Read the rest
The fugitive Israeli rabbi who fled to South Africa after allegations that he sexually abused women in his country had been hiding in the luxurious Pecanwood Estate at Hartbeespoort Dam all along.
The estate owners said they had found out … Read the rest
The number of Jews who voted for the far-right National Front party soared in the most recent presidential election from the previous two votes, surveys showed.
In the surveys of French Jews, some 13.5 percent of 1,095 respondents who self-identified … Read the rest
British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced Friday that the British government intend to issue a Renminbi denominated bond and to use the proceeds to finance the government’s reserves of foreign currency.
“I can now announce that the UK … Read the rest
A senior European Union official has revealed that some EU member states have purchased oil from ISIS Takfiri militants despite their rhetoric against the group.
In a briefing to the European Parliament Foreign Affairs Committee, EU Ambassador to Iraq Jana … Read the rest
On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to … Read the rest
A suicide car bomber hit a convoy of NATO forces near the Kabul international airport early on Tuesday, the national news agency Khaama Press has reported.
The report said, citing local security officials, that the suicide bomber detonated a vehicle-borne … Read the rest
The US is keeping quiet about which countries are taking part in the fight against ISIS.
Secretary of State John Kerry told CBS that nearly 40 nations have agreed to contribute to the fight, but “it’s not appropriate to start … Read the rest
A recent statement by the FW de Klerk Foundation in Cape Town after the Constitutional Court’s finding in the Renate Barnard affirmative-action case, said that “[the judgement] is, in effect, a prescription for, and validation of, harmful discrimination against millions … Read the rest
A “piecemeal” World War III may have already begun with the current spate of crimes, massacres and destruction, Pope Francis has warned.
“War is madness,” the Pope said at a memorial to 100,000 Italian soldiers at Redipuglia cemetery near Slovenia. … Read the rest
US and EU sanctions against Moscow are in danger of turning round and biting the west by constraining global oil supply and pushing up prices in coming years, the former chief executive of BP has warned.
Tony Hayward said that … Read the rest
In a radio interview recently Alasdair Macleod was asked a question to which he could not easily give a satisfactory reply: if the gold market is rigged, why does it matter?
I have no problem delivering a comprehensive answer based … Read the rest