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Crisis demands revamped South Africa defense sector -Paramount chairman

22 Sep 2018

(Corrects spelling of armed group in paragraph 20 to Houthi)

South African farmers play chicken with Trump tariffs

02 Sep 2018

HARTBEESFONTEIN, South Africa Herman Pretorius is just the kind of white South African farmer U.S. President Donald Trump expressed concern for when he barged into the country's delicate land reform debate by ordering an investigation into the "large-scale killing of farmers". | Video

Despite debt woes, Africa still sees China as best bet for financing

31 Aug 2018

JOHANNESBURG/BEIJING A wave of African nations looking to restructure debt with China on the eve of a major Beijing summit provides a reality check for the continent, where most countries still view Chinese lending as the best bet to develop their economies.

South African poultry group targets U.S. import quota

21 Aug 2018

JOHANNESBURG The South African Poultry Association (SAPA) has filed a lawsuit seeking to force the government to suspend a quota that excludes some U.S. poultry imports from an anti-dumping tariff, a senior official with the association said on Tuesday.

AB InBev to build new brewery in fast-growing Mozambique

07 Aug 2018

JOHANNESBURG Anheuser-Busch InBev , the world's biggest brewer, will start building a more than 2 million hectolitre a year brewery in Mozambique in the second half of next year, the company's Africa head said on Tuesday.

Phone monopoly is big prize in Ethiopia sell-off

30 Jul 2018

ADDIS ABABA/JOHANNESBURG In the weeks since Ethiopia announced sweeping privatisation plans after decades of state control, foreign businessmen have been beating a path to Belachew Mekuria's office.

Threat from Trump trade wars gives fresh purpose to BRICS bloc

24 Jul 2018

JOHANNESBURG As Donald Trump's tariff salvos threaten global trade wars, leaders from the BRICS bloc - Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa - are expected to band together in defence of the multilateralism the United States once championed.

China overloading poor nations with debt, top U.S. official says

16 Jul 2018

JOHANNESBURG China is saddling poor nations with unsustainable debt through large-scale infrastructure projects that are not economically viable, the head of the U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) said on Monday.

Ex-foes Ethiopia, Eritrea eye peace dividend after historic deal

09 Jul 2018

JOHANNESBURG After declaring an end on Monday to a costly two-decade military stalemate, Ethiopia and Eritrea - one a rising African star, the other among the world's most isolationist nations - appear poised to reap a lucrative peace dividend.

Ex-foes Ethiopia, Eritrea eye peace dividend after historic deal

09 Jul 2018

JOHANNESBURG After declaring an end on Monday to a costly two-decade military stalemate, Ethiopia and Eritrea - one a rising African star, the other among the world's most isolationist nations - appear poised to reap a lucrative peace dividend.

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