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JOHANNESBURG | Remains of Angolan rebel commander are repatriated

JOHANNESBURG — The remains of a former Angolan rebel commander were repatriated from South Africa on Thursday in an effort by Angolan President Joao Lourenco to reconcile with the opposition. South African and Angolan officials presided over a ceremony at the Waterkloof air force base for Arlindo Chenda Pena, who died of an illness in … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Remains of Angolan rebel commander are repatriated

JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

JOHANNESBURG — Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia leaders are set to meet in Eritrea’s capital Asmara, furthering the diplomatic thaw in the strategic Horn of Africa region. By bringing together the leaders of former arch-foes in a summit Wednesday, Eritrea is building newly friendly relations with neighbors Ethiopia and Somalia. Ethiopia’s Prime Minster Abiy Ahmed arrived … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Ethiopia, Eritrea and Somalia leaders to meet in Asmara

JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

JOHANNESBURG  — The new leader of Amnesty International says many world leaders, especially President Donald Trump, are rolling back gains made in respecting human rights. Kumi Naidoo describes the Trump administration’s separation of families at U.S. borders as “one of the worst atrocities” the world has seen in a long time. The South African-born former … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty leader slams Trump for breaking up families

JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty International leader’s 1st move targets Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — Amnesty International’s new leader says his first act is writing to Zimbabwe’s next president about the disappearance of activist Itai Dzamara, saying “whoever leads the new government must move to undo the injustices of the past.” Kumi Naidoo, a South African-born former anti-apartheid activist, starts as Amnesty’s Secretary General Wednesday. His focus on … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | New Amnesty International leader’s 1st move targets Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG | Video shows Cameroon’s soldiers shooting cowering civilians

JOHANNESBURG — A “horrifying” video circulating on social media shows Cameroon’s security forces shooting at least a dozen unarmed civilians during a counterterror operation in the Far North region, Amnesty International said Friday. It follows another video in July that the rights group said showed Cameroonian forces shooting two women with small children strapped to … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Video shows Cameroon’s soldiers shooting cowering civilians

JOHANNESBURG | China’s Xi says world must ‘reject protectionism outright’

JOHANNESBURG — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged fellow leaders of the BRICS emerging economies ,to “reject protectionism outright” on Thursday during their annual summit in which the United States is being criticized for escalating tariffs on foreign goods. Xi along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Michel Temer and … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | China’s Xi says world must ‘reject protectionism outright’

JOHANNESBURG | BRICS leaders join hands at summit in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — The five leaders of the BRICS emerging economies have gathered in South Africa for an annual summit where the United States is being criticized for escalating tariffs on foreign goods. The leaders clasped hands and posed for a group photograph on Thursday, the second day of the meeting in Johannesburg. They are Chinese … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | BRICS leaders join hands at summit in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | BRICS: South Africa says world trading system is in crisis

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s trade minister has opened a summit of the BRICS emerging economies with a warning that the world’s trading system is enduring “enormous turbulence.” Rob Davies on Wednesday referred to economic worries related to U.S. tariffs on goods from major trading partners and retaliatory action from those countries. Davies calls it “a … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | BRICS: South Africa says world trading system is in crisis