Motsepe lambasted for saying Africa loves Donald Trump

A social media storm is raining down on South African mining mogul Patrice Motsepe for telling US President Donald Trump that Africa loves him. Motsepe remarks were made at dinner Trump hosted at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. ends intro It’s axiomatic that the economic fortunes of South Africa and most other […]

Australia thanks for South Africa support on bush fires

Australia’s High Commissioner to South Africa has thanked people around the world, including South Africans, for support in fighting and recovering from the devastating bush fires. Gita Kamath urged guests at her national day celebration in Pretoria not to let the fires deter them from visiting Australia. ends intro The Australian bush fires struck a […]

Locusts strip crops from millions already facing severe hunger

The United Nations warns that the locust infestation in East Africa could cause chronic food shortages in an area where tens of millions of people already face extreme hunger. A pledging conference in Rome next week will try to raise $70 million to pay for the impact of the swarms. ends intro Unusually heavy rains […]

Isabel Dos Santos’ banker found dead in Lisbon

Isabel Dos Santos’ banker has been found dead at his home in Lisbon. Nuno Ribeiro Da Cunha was named as Dos Santos’ co-accused in charges brought by Angolan authorities yesterday. ends intro Police say everything points to suicide in the death of 45-year-old Nuno Ribeiro Da Cunha. He was suffering from depression and had made […]