SA expects decisive leadership from the president, including the fight against Covid-19 and holding his Cabinet to account, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
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Military police surrounded Venezuela's embassy in Brazil as rival supporters of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido and President Nicolas Maduro faced off inside in a struggle for control of the diplomatic compound.
Venezuela's former intelligence chief, Cristopher Figuera, is in the United States, "a free man," a senior US official confirmed Tuesday, holding him out as an example for others prepared to turn against President Nicolas Maduro.
Venezuela has braced for another day of nationwide protests after President Nicolas Maduro clamped down further on opposition leader Juan Guaido, locking up his deputy in a military prison following a dramatic arrest.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called on the armed forces to be "ready" in the event of a US military offensive against the South American country, in a speech to troops on Saturday.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced 30 days of electricity rationing after his government said it was reducing the length of the workday and keeping schools closed due to devastating blackouts plaguing the country.
The Venezuelan opposition and government loyalists have held rival demonstrations in Caracas, as both sides prepared for what some fear could be a protracted power struggle.
A US-backed campaign to force Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro from power has met strong resistance from security forces who fired tear gas on protesters trying to deliver humanitarian aid.
US President Donald Trump has urged Venezuela's military to accept opposition leader Juan Guaido's amnesty offer, or stand to 'lose everything' as a crisis deepened over President Nicolas Maduro's refusal to let in desperately needed humanitarian aid.
Buoyed by the defection of a top general, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has predicted the month of February would be "decisive" in determining the future of the nation.
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The US government announced indictments against a current and former official in Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's administration on money laundering charges.
Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government says.
Five people died and 233 were arrested in protests sparked by a failed military uprising against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro last week, Attorney General Tarek William Saab said.
May Day clashes between opposition supporters and Venezuela's armed forces in Caracas left a woman dead and 46 people injured, with opposition leader Juan Guaido attempting to rally demonstrators against President Nicolas Maduro.
President Nicolas Maduro has blamed 'terrorists' for a new, near-nationwide blackout that gripped Venezuela, two weeks after a similar outage caused deaths and chaos.
One truck in a convoy attempting to deliver humanitarian aid into Venezuela from Colombia went up in flames as the country faces political turmoil and economic collapse.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the vast border with Brazil to be closed, just days before opposition leaders plan to bring in foreign humanitarian aid he has refused to accept.
Twenty-five countries have pledged $100m in aid to Venezuela, a top US official has said, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took aim at oil executives appointed by the opposition.
The arrival of a giant Russian passenger plane to Venezuela amid a wave of anti-government unrest is fueling intrigue and charges by the opposition that President Nicolas Maduro's administration is looking to shuttle abroad gold.
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