US expects South Africa to extradite former Mozambique finance minister

Washington  has indicated it expects South African  authorities to hand over  the former Mozambican finance minister  they are holding for prosecution in the United States. This follows the assertion by Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu that Manuel Chang, who has been held in Johannesburg since last December  will be returned to Mozambique. […]

Presidents call for an end to sanctions against Zimbabwe

Presidents Cyril Ramaphosa and Emmerson Mnangagwa have have called unequivocally for the removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe. Their meeting in Harare today follows Washington’s  year-long extension of punitive measures against Mnangagwa and some of his party colleagues for posing a threat to U.S. foreign policy. The communique at the end of the binational commission between […]

New hope for Guinea Bissau after peaceful elections

Peaceful elections in Guinea Bissau last weekend have given rise to hopes that the former Portuguese colony will finally end the political instability that turned it into Africa’s first narco state and a funding source regional jihadis. For this to happen though, President José Mário Vaz much break the deadlock between government, parliament and the […]

Mexico joins countries grounding their Boeing 737 Max planes after Ethiopia crash

There’s division among aviation experts on the safety of the Boeing 737 Max after two of the them crashed within less than months leaving 346 people dead. The U.S. Federal Aviation Authority insists that the of aircraft is airworthy, but Mexico’a joined the list of countries – including South Africa – to ground the new […]

Australia and Singapore bar Boeing 737 Max from their airspace

Australia has stopped Boeing 737 Max aircraft flying into its country pending investigations into two crashes  the year-old plane has had these past five months. The action echoes that of Vietnam, South Korea and Singapore. They’ve joined the list of countries that have barred the plane, waring for experts to examine the sound and data […]