Ramaphosa calls for closer Asian ties

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told delegates at the Asia-Africa Business Summit in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday that Afro-Asian economic and cultural ties needed to be strengthened.

Ramaphosa said Asia and Africa could collaborate in a number of areas, such as … Read the rest

Strong dollar a threat to Eskom and South Africa

In the world of economics, one policymaker towers above all others. The head of America’s central bank, Janet Yellen, presides over a $17 trillion economy. The empire of her nearest competitor, Mario Draghi, amounts to a relatively puny $10 trillion. … Read the rest

Africans unwelcome as Ebola threat

With ethnic relations once again making headlines in America, racism elsewhere can sometimes make discrimination appear relatively minor by comparison. Consider what those of African origin face when living or traveling in Asia, for example.

Today’s illustration comes from Twitter, … Read the rest

With ethnic relations once again making headlines in America, racism elsewhere can sometimes make discrimination appear relatively minor by comparison. Consider what those of African origin face when living or traveling in Asia, for example.

Today’s illustration comes from Twitter, … Read the rest

Exploding demand for higher education worldwide

International student enrollment is on the rise at U.S. colleges.

In total, 764,495 international students were enrolled at colleges and universities across the United States during the 2011-2012 school year, up 5.7 percent from the previous year, according to a … Read the rest

Communist Chinese elite bank offshore

offshoreMore than a dozen family members of China’s top political and military leaders are making use of offshore companies based in the British Virgin Islands, leaked financial documents reveal.

The brother-in-law of China’s current president, Xi Jinping, as well as … Read the rest

Mugabe’s ban on Western poll observers

A younger Mugabe on the election poster
A younger Mugabe on the election poster

President Robert Mugabe on Thursday reiterated the Zimbabwe government’s position to bar Western observers from general elections set for Wednesday, insisting that only officials from friendly nations would be allowed to monitor the … Read the rest