ARTICLES RELATING TO DIPLOMACY

Merkel state visit: Germany has 'expectations' of Ramaphosa's reforms

2020-02-05 13:27

Germany has high expectations of President Cyril Ramaphosa's economic reform drives, the country's ambassador to South Africa has said on the eve of Chancellor Angela Merkel's state visit.

Pro-Iran factions ramp up pressure on US in Iraq with missiles, warnings

2020-01-05 08:05

Pro-Iran factions have ramped up pressure on US installations across Iraq with missiles and warnings to Iraqi troops, after tens of thousands mourned an Iranian general killed in a US strike.

WATCH | 'I like peace' - Trump says he does not expect war with Iran

2020-01-01 14:32

US President Donald Trump has said he does not foresee war with Tehran, after pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Iraq.

'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.

 

Patrice Motsepe tells Donald Trump 'Africa loves America, Africa loves you' - but not everyone agrees

2020-01-24 09:48

Billionaire businessman Patrice Motsepe reckons that Africa loves US President Donald Trump. However, it appears Twitter users disagree.

US citizens in Iraq urged to leave immediately following killing of top Iranian general

2020-01-03 13:55

The US embassy in Baghdad has urged American citizens in Iraq to 'depart immediately' for fear of fallout from a US strike that killed top Iranian and Iraqi commanders.

Growing terrorism in Mozambique, with suspected links to ISIS, wreaking havoc with no end in sight

2019-12-19 05:59

Ongoing attacks by a terrorist organisation with possible links to ISIS in Cabo Delgado, the northernmost province of Mozambique, has left behind a trail of destruction with no end in sight which could have an impact on South Africa if left unchecked.

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.

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