A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism, writes Cecelia Balfour.
US sanctions on Venezuela have limited the country's access to the global financial system
A few hours after it was announced that the US Treasury had implemented sanctions against the controversial Gupta family and associate Salim Essa, US Secretary Michael Pompeo tweeted that the action made it clear those involved in corruption would face consequences.
North Korea said it was was responding to a letter from the US, France, the UK, and Germany that urged UN members to impose sanctions against it.
Oil prices jumped on Monday after the US announced plans to ratchet up energy sanctions against Iran.
The debate on sanctions on Zimbabwe has been lost in the region and on the continent. And solidarity with the Mnangagwa regime is likely to persist for the foreseeable future, writes Brian Raftopoulos.
The African National Congress has called for the lifting of sanctions against Zimbabwe, where clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters claimed at least 12 lives.
Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal.
An op-ed in Saudi-owned Al Arabiya news has warned of repercussions should the US impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Total, France’s largest energy company, has officially pulled out of Iran under pressure from the United States. The Iranian oil minister announced the withdrawal of Total from the country on Monday, RT and DW reported.
Hopes of an economic turnaround in Zimbabwe are slowly fading after US President Donald Trump signed into a law a Bill meant to extend sanctions that were imposed on the southern African country back in 2001.
The GloMag list, which now feature the Gupta brothers and associate Salim Essa, is a collection of allegedly terrible people, including arms dealers, abusers, and people who steal from people in desperate need.
Iran is safely storing its crude and freeing up its tankers, while China can tap the stockpile if supply is disrupted or sanctions end.
US President Donald Trump said that country would impose major new sanctions on Iran on Monday, but added that he hoped he could help "make Iran great again" over time.
A best-case scenario for the former President is ending up on America's naughty list, a prominent legal expert believes. Worst case sees him face a life sentence. (Assuming, of course, that he really did help the erstwhile Libyan dictator hide a great heap of stolen cash.)
Earlier this year, Ramaphosa spoke on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, saying Zimbabwe faces "serious, serious, economic challenges and they can be assisted by the world if those sanctions are lifted."
The president was speaking during a joint media briefing with EU leaders on Thursday.
It says: "Sanctions are coming."
Tensions between the US and China have been escalating in recent weeks as the two sides battle it out over a wide range of issues, and military activity is on the rise as talks between Washington and Beijing break down.
Andrew Brunson, an imprisoned evangelical, became a flashpoint in Turkish-US relations.
MTN's shareholder earnings are down 7%, and the group has warned it may struggle to repatriate funds from its Iran company.
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