Zuma returns from France with a raft of agreements

President Jacob Zuma’s returned from his second state visit to France with a raft of agreements reflecting South Africa’s close and growing bilateral ties with the European power. He was assured by his French counterpart Francois Hollande that Britain’s quitting the European Union would not hurt South Africa’s ties with the world’s largest trading bloc. […]

Theresa May will write her letter of last resort

President Jacob Zuma is lining up with other world leaders to congratulate Theresa May later today when she becomes Britain’s second woman prime ministers. The 61 year-old former banker will be invited by Queen Elizabeth to form a government then she goes to Buckingham Palace within a few hours. ends intro ends intro Almost the […]

Francois Hollande assures Jacob Zuma that Brexit won’t hurt SA relations with EU

French president Francois Hollande’s assured his visiting counterpart , Jacob Zuma that the decision by British voters to leave the European Union will not affect economic relations between South Africa and the bloc. A report released by ratings agency Moody’s says South Africa was the most exposed in Africa to market volatility and a potential […]

Elsewhere in Africa

…elsewhere on the continent, Eyewitness News Africa correspondents Jean-Jacques Cornish reports… Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire, who’s  led protests about hardships caused by government handling of the economy  in Zimbabwe,  has been charged with inciting public violence. Mawarire, who urged Zimbabweans to stay at home last week,  has also be charged with disturbing the peace. Ugandan […]

Amnesty International report spike in enforces disappearance in Egypt

Amnesty International says there’s  an unprecedented spike in enforced disappearances since early 2015 aimed at quashing dissent. It says enforced disappearance has become a key instrument of state policy in Egypt. Anyone who dares to speak out is at risk. ends intro Amnesty International’s  Middle East and North Africa director Philip Luther says human rights […]