Russia may be shunned by many around the globe for its invasion of Ukraine, but it has found friends in Africa. Russia has been long-tied to the continent stretching back to the Cold War helping many liberation struggles gain independence from colonial rule. At the United Nations on Wednesday, South Africa was among 24 African countries that declined to join the resounding vote denouncing Russian aggression. 16 African countries abstained, seven didn't vote at all and one - Eritrea - voted against it, keeping company only with Russia, Belarus, Syria and North Korea. To tell us more about this we are now joined by South Africa's Former Ambassador to Eritrea Ambassador Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay.
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A lot of people believe that Africa is poor. the truth is poverty is contingent on your social and economic perspective. it varies from place to place. Besides. Africa is the wealthiest continent on the planet. The world cannot do without Africa. Hence throughout history every continent have sort after wealth from Africa.
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Feb.01 -- Myanmar is facing a new political crisis. The military has detained defacto leader Aung San Suu Kyi and declared a state of emergency. Theyâ€™ve seized power for a year after disputing the result of last yearâ€™s election. Bloombergâ€™s Philip Heijmans reports on â€œBloomberg Daybreak: Europe.â€
Chinaâ€™s economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumption returns
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Controversy in Nigeria overÂ Risikat Azeez a blue-eyed mother of two blue-eyed daughters in Ilorin, Kwara State. Her husband, Abdulwasiu Omo Dada, abandoned her and her daughters because of their blue eyes.
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In this first episode, Zeinab Badawi travels across the continent examining the origins of humankind; how and why we evolved in Africa - Africa is the greatest exporter of all time: every human being originated in Africa. During her journey Zeinab is granted rare access to the actual bones of one of the most iconic discoveries in the field of palaeontology, â€˜Lucy' in Ethiopia, or as she is known in Amharic, â€˜Dinkeneshâ€™, which means â€˜you are marvellousâ€™. Zeinab also spends time in Tanzania with a tribe that is unique in the world because they live in the way our ancestors did, as hunters of big animals and gatherers. This community who have rarely been filmed provide a fascinating insight into how we have lived for most of our history.
In this episode Zeinab Badawi travels to the country of her birth and the very region of her forefathers and mothers: northern Sudan where she sheds light on this little-known aspect of ancient African history, the great Kingdom of Kush. Its kings ruled for many hundreds of years and indeed in the eighth century BC they conquered and governed Egypt for the best part of 100 years. Furthermore, Kush was an African superpower. Its influence extended to the modern day Middle East. Zeinab visits the best preserved of Sudanâ€™s one thousand pyramids and shows how some of the ancient customs of Kush have endured to this day.
Shortly after Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared president Juan GuaidÃ³ got a standing ovation at Trump's State of the Union address, United States officials promised more sanctions on Venezuela. Why?
The top military commander in the US has signaled a scaling down of the country's military presence in Africa. "It would be bad news for us if the Americans decided to pull out," responded Emmanuel Macron at the G5 Sahel summit.
As thousands of Iranians mourned the death of General Qassem Soleimani, President Trump continued to verbally attack the country on Twitter. He warned the U.S. was ready to attack if Iranian leaders choose to retaliate by targeting U.S. citizens or bases. CBS News correspondent Marc Liverman reports on the latest, and Lina Khatib, head of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Chatham House, joined "CBSN AM" to discuss.
African countries with a clearly defined National Development Plan (NDP) have realized real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in recent years compared to those without one. According to The African Governance Report 2019, there is a correlation between a long-term a national vision and a country's economic growth.
The purpose of the report which was released in Kenya's Capital, Nairobi on Tuesday, December 10, is to measure growth on the continent in five aspects that is; economic performanceâ€¦
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The Duchess of Sussex has begun the royal tour of South Africa with a speech condemning the scourge of violence against women, telling members of a township community she is there as a "woman of colour and as your sister".
The Duchess, speaking to a crowd in an area known as the "murder capital" of the country, urged women to fight for "respect, dignity and equality" after watching girls take a self-defence class.
The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle starts a ten day tour of South Africa with her english royal husband. She tells South Africa: 'I am here as as a woman of colour and as your sister'