ARTICLES RELATING TO DIPLOMACY

'SA is committed to ideals of African unity' - Ramaphosa to Nigerian president Buhari

2019-10-03 14:58

Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.

Ramaphosa deploys special envoys to African heads of state over tensions in South Africa

2019-09-15 11:47

President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country.

Violence, attacks on foreign nationals 'not justified' - Ramaphosa

2019-09-04 10:51

President Cyril Ramaphosa has repeated his disapproval over widespread attacks on foreign nationals since the weekend, saying they are 'not justified'.

WATCH | Australian academic arrested in China for 'espionage'

2019-08-27 22:24

An Australian pro-democracy academic held for seven months in China has been formally arrested for spying, Foreign Minister Marise Payne says as she demanded Beijing uphold 'basic standards' of justice.

Trump talks Kashmir with India, Pakistan PMs

2019-08-21 05:35

US President Donald Trump has spoken with the prime ministers of India and Pakistan, urging them to reduce tensions over the disputed region of Kashmir.

Former Mozambique finance minister's extradition from SA halted

2019-07-13 12:52

The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambican law.

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.

 

Ramaphosa to host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in state visit

2019-10-01 13:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in a state visit this week.

South African embassy in Nigeria closed after retaliatory attacks

2019-09-05 09:41

The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, has been forced to close its doors after it came under attack.

Iran tells US to take 'first step', end sanctions

2019-08-28 05:45

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the United States to "take the first step" by lifting all sanctions against Iran, a day after US President Donald Trump said he was open to meeting.

G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky

2019-08-26 16:25

G7 leaders are closing their summit with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but have been overshadowed by US President Donald Trump's trade wars and questions over the group's unity.

SA student Wandile Msomi wins excellence award at Africa diplomacy conference

2019-07-25 06:45

In the age of keyboard rage and populist loudhailers, university student Wandile Msomi has been quietly honing his diplomacy skills to show there is another way - through the subtle art of debate.

South Africa argues vociferously with itself – and that is a great thing

2019-06-28 05:00

The contest of ideas in South Africa is vigorous but so often it is about the really big issues – about what you want your country to be, writes Adam McCarthy.

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.

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