Tag Archives: Africa

South Africa faces more power cuts, raising Ramaphosa reform risk

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa faces more power cuts, electricity utility Eskom warned on Monday as it sought to prevent the collapse of its power grid in a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa’s reforms. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa arrives ahead of the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Martin Acosta Eskom implemented a fifth day ...

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Merkel looks to Africa to cement a legacy shaped by migration

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to arrive at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke ...

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Former South Africa finance minister says blackmailed after sex video leaked

FILE PHOTO: Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba delivers his budget address at Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s former finance minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday a private sex video was leaked after his phone was hacked and he had faced blackmail threats over it when he headed the Treasury. Gigaba, ...

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McDonald’s to invest $205 million in South Africa over next five years

FILE PHOTO – The logo of a McDonald’s restaurant is seen in Bordeaux, France, June 18, 2018. Picture taken June 18, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – U.S. fast-food giant McDonald’s Corp will invest 3 billion rand ($205 million) in South Africa over the next five years, the company said on Friday. The announcement was made at a conference to ...

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How Russia moved into Central Africa

DAKAR (Reuters) – When Central African Republic (CAR) pleaded for help last year to fight marauding militias, former colonial ruler France offered guns it had seized off Somalia. But Russia objected and donated its own weapons instead. FILE PHOTO: A general view shows a part of the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, February 16, 2016. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola/File Photo By early ...

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