South Africa

South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

South Africa – The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program will celebrate 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to engage in study and collaborate with U.S. counterparts at “African Humphrey Voices: Building a Better Future for Our Continent,” a Pan-African alumni conference Sept. 14–16, 2018, in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three-day event … Continue reading South Africa | Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program Marks 40th Anniversary With Alumni Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa to probe state dealings with German firm SAP

JOHANNESBURG — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has ramped up an anti-corruption drive, authorizing an investigation of alleged wrongdoing in the national water department’s dealings with German software firm SAP. Ramaphosa’s office said Thursday that new inquiries will look into public and private sector involvement in the awarding of tenders and contracts. It says the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa to probe state dealings with German firm SAP

LONDON | UK’s May to visit Africa to boost post-Brexit fortunes

LONDON  — British Prime Minister Theresa May is set to visit Africa on a trade mission aimed at boosting the U.K.’s post-Brexit fortunes. May will visit Cape Town in South Africa on Tuesday, where she will give a speech on trade and how British private sector investment can be brought into Africa. She will visit … Continue reading LONDON | UK’s May to visit Africa to boost post-Brexit fortunes

HARARE, Zimbabwe | A subdued Zimbabwe set for Mnangagwa’s inauguration, again

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe on Sunday prepared to inaugurate a president for the second time in nine months as a country recently jubilant over the fall of longtime leader Robert Mugabe is now largely subdued by renewed harassment of the opposition and a bitterly disputed election. The military-backed President Emmerson Mnangagwa, now facing another swearing-in, … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | A subdued Zimbabwe set for Mnangagwa’s inauguration, again

NEW YORK | Fox’s Carlson stunned by reaction to stories on South Africa

NEW YORK— Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Friday he’s shocked his segments this week on a South African land reform policy should be considered an appeal to white nationalists — let alone spark an international incident. Carlson argued against a proposal that would allow the South African government to seize some white-owned agricultural land, … Continue reading NEW YORK | Fox’s Carlson stunned by reaction to stories on South Africa

JOHANNESBURG | South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet

JOHANNESBURG— The South African government lashed out at President Donald Trump on Thursday after he tweeted that his administration would be looking into farm seizures and the “large scale killing of farmers” in South Africa. The government said Trump’s tweet was based on “false information” and reflected a “narrow perception which only seeks to divide … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South Africa blasts Trump over racially divisive tweet

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Swedish Air Force jet fighter crashed Tuesday near an air base in southern Sweden after striking several birds as it was about to land, Sweden’s Armed Forces said. The pilot of the Swedish-built JAS 39 Gripen fighter aborted the landing he was attempting and ejected, said Col. Lars Bergstrom, head of the … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish Air Force fighter jet crashes; pilot safe

TORONTO | Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

TORONTO— Rafael Nadal won his 80th ATP World Tour title Sunday — and spoiled Stefanos Tsitsipas’ 20th birthday. The top-ranked Nadal beat the unseeded Greek upstart 6-2, 7-6 (4) for his fourth Rogers Cup crown and fifth victory of the year. He has 33 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles. “If you told me this … Continue reading TORONTO | Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday