ARTICLES RELATING TO DIPLOMACY

North Korea criticises Pompeo over comments on nuke talks

2019-04-30 10:45

A senior North Korean diplomat has accused US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of making "foolish and dangerous" comments, after Pompeo said Washington will have to "change paths" if nuclear negotiations with North Korea break down.

SA family wants Bahamas to repatriate their daughter's body immediately

2019-03-10 07:26

The family of Nobuhle Bhengu, an MSC crew member who died in the Bahamas in February, is desperate to have her body repatriated to SA.

Trump tells Venezuela military to support Guaido or 'lose everything'

2019-02-19 13:49

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.

France sending ambassador back to Italy following spat

2019-02-16 11:09

France is sending its ambassador back to Italy after the allies' biggest diplomatic dispute since World War II.

Australia bans and strips residency of politically-connected Chinese billionaire

2019-02-06 18:26

A prominent Chinese billionaire political donor has been stripped of his Australian residency and barred from returning to the country after scrutiny of his Communist Party ties, according to local media.

Ramaphosa's first state visit to India: Denel deal in sight after lifting blacklist over corruption claims

2019-01-25 06:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa will be hosted by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his first official state visit to the country on Friday.

WATCH: 'The whole of South Africa has turned a blind eye' - Zimbabwean protesters

2019-01-16 15:08

A group of protesters have been demonstrating outside Zimbabwe's embassy in Pretoria, calling for South Africa to help stop the violence against protesters in the neighbouring country.

SA takes up seat on UN Security Council

2019-01-02 12:09

South Africa started off the New Year by officially assuming its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the period 2019-2020.

Father of young SA teacher jailed in China 'ecstatic' about news of her release

2018-12-19 18:27

Tristan-Lee Niemand and six other South Africans will be released from prison in China and will be deported to South Africa, says the Department of International Relations and Cooperation.

SA woman jailed in China for almost a month after going to teach English

2018-12-12 13:08

A 19-year old East London woman, hoping to teach English in China, has been held in a prison there for almost a month over a work permit.

 

SA mulls withholding aid from 'rogue' African leaders for lack of support

2019-03-27 14:29

South Africa could in future withhold aid from neighbouring countries if they go against issues South Africa feels strongly about.

Trump says Cohen grilling may have contributed to North Korean summit 'walk'

2019-03-04 10:41

US President Donald Trump has said that the congressional questioning last week of his former lawyer may have contributed to the failure of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

2019-02-17 12:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal but US Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States

Diplomatic row should be used to SA's advantage

2019-02-07 10:43

Government missed a diplomatic opportunity to publicly challenge some of the developed countries to ensure their multinational companies that do business in South Africa subscribe to domestic laws, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

Mozambique 'won't disclose' André Hanekom's autopsy report - not even to family

2019-01-30 09:05

The autopsy report on the death of André Hanekom – the South African man who died mysteriously while in custody in Mozambique – has been completed, but would reportedly not be disclosed.

Are we too afraid to be worried about Zimbabwe?

2019-01-23 18:12

Zimbabwe has lived in the periphery of our vision. It is a taunt by those who have left South Africa and believe that we are headed along that path. Perhaps it is our fear that stops us engaging on the tragedy just north of us, writes Howard Feldman.

US withdrawal from Syria to be done in 'prudent' way - Trump

2019-01-08 09:12

President Donald Trump has sought to end fears of an abrupt US pullout from Syria, saying the fight against the Islamic State group is not over and that withdrawal would be done in a 'prudent' manner.

WATCH: 'We've beaten them badly' - Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria, orders US troops home

2018-12-20 09:35

The ISIS group has been 'beaten' in Syria, US President Donald Trump has said in announcing a stunning order to pull American ground forces from the war-ravaged nation.

UN condemns North Korean human rights violations

2018-12-18 09:00

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution condemning the 'systematic, widespread and gross' human rights violations in North Korea.

SA seeks normalised ties with Rwanda after Lindiwe Sisulu 'prostitute' insult

2018-12-11 13:04

South Africa remains committed to normalising diplomatic relations with Rwanda, but insulting Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu isn't helping the cause as it only serves as a distraction, says Sisulu's spokesperson.

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