Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed" after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.
Theresa May and Angelea Merkel appeared to share a joke over an iPad as EU leaders sat down for Brexit extension talks. Leaders from the EU will discuss in the meeting the possibility of offering a flexible extension to Article 50 of up to a year.
British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with German and French leaders Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron as she scrambles to find a Brexit breakthrough ahead of Wednesday's crucial EU summit.
Angela Merkel will this week stage her most significant intervention in the Brexit process in more than two years, as the European Union moves to shield itself from the fallout of political chaos in Britain.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron stress remaining EU members won't renegotiate Brexit agreement stalled in Parliament.
Theresa May will return to Parliament on Monday having briefed her Cabinet on Sunday evening that there was little prospect of cross-party Brexit talks succeeding.
At home, french President Emmanuel Macron's popularity has been sinking, hurt by the failure of his early unpopular changes to labour and tax law to revive the domestic economy.
World leaders will get together at 11am on 11 November to mark exactly 100 years since the First World War ended.
The president told a German business breakfast that SA had suffered nine very difficult years of economic and governance decline.
Angela Merkel, who's said she won't run again for German chancellor in 2021, says she won't try and influence who succeeds her.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader's attacks "go against what makes America great".
British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to argue for a Brexit delay while her ministers hold crisis talks with the opposition to try to break the deadlock in London.
The German government says British Prime Minister Theresa May is to visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal is facing a likely defeat in an historic parliamentary vote that risked pitching Britain into the unknown just 17 days before its scheduled split from the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leaving Facebook after giving up the leadership of her country's main center-right party
German authorities sought help from the US National Security Agency after discovering hackers released private data linked to Angela Merkel and other German politicians.
A French lady turning 101 said meeting the French and German leaders was "fantastic".
Angela Merkel faces strong headwinds in her bid to see out her fourth and final term as Germany's chancellor as a long-time nemesis emerges in the race to succeed her as party chief.
Angela Merkel's bombshell announcement of her plans to step down as German chancellor in 2021 has unleashed a succession race that will be watched closely within Germany and beyond.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will not stand again as leader of her centre-right CDU, a party source told AFP, a clear sign that the German leader is preparing for her eventual succession after a series of regional vote defeats.
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