Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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Turkey's offensive gives the Kremlin the opportunity to play the role as the region's top powerbroker, which unlike the US, has forces on the ground.
After Turkish forces fired on US positions on Friday, Turkish-backed forces advanced on the anti-ISIS base in Syria.
Protests in Iraq against the government and a Turkish incursion into northeastern Syria com as ISIS has worked to restructure its leadership.
Northern Syria is descending into chaos as the Turkish invasion proceeds, with videos emerging of US allies being slaughtered by Turkish proxies.
"Well, they're going to be escaping to Europe," Trump said, referring to foreign ISIS fighters. "That's where they want to go."
The Turkish government has called for the evacuation of a 12,000-year-old city, which is about to get flooded with water from the Tigris River.
The comments were expected to add to concerns about monetary policy independence in the embattled economy.
It's a lot easier than you think.
CEO of the Geneva Management Group, Dave Elzas told Fin24 that international investors get cold feet due to global markets often reacting by asset class or bracket.
The senior Barclays trader lost millions over three days.
Trump also said in the aggressive letter to Turkish President Erdogan he didn't want to be "responsible for destroying the Turkish economy".
ISIS is regrouping in Syria, US credibility has been badly damaged on the global stage, and Russia is the biggest winner of all.
Trump last week claimed that the US had moved some of the "most dangerous" ISIS prisoners but US officials told The New York Times that wasn't true.
When asked whether he felt his treatment of the Kurds sent a poor message to other potential US allies, Trump said, "Alliances are very easy."
The post-ISIS map of territorial control in Syria shows the Assad regime and Kurdish forces as the major players in Syria.
The 'Flying Fox' yacht, rumoured to be worth R5.9 billion and owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos – though Amazon says it isn't his – was spotted off the coast of Turkey in photos on Twitter.
The mood among opposition supporters in Turkey's biggest city is one of jubilation but also worry that their win in mayoral elections over the weekend could be overturned after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's governing party challenged the results.
"There is a heightened risk of a downside funding scenario, where a deterioration in investor sentiment limits access to market funding," Moody's said, noting that "Turkish banks are highly reliant on foreign currency funding."
NATO's largest standing army in Europe is now cosying up to Iran and indebted to Qatar.
It is helping to boost the embattled rand.
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