Gulf Times - South-Africa
Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian PM asks S.Africa to mediate Nile dam dispute

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Sunday asked South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in a long-running dispute with Egypt over a massive dam being built on the Blue Nile River.

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Arctic adventurers struggle as climate change thins ice

Two men trying to cross the Arctic Ocean on skis have run into difficulty as unusually thin ice has lengthened their journey and cut into their rations, their team said Saturday.

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African asylum-seekers held on trespassing charges

South African police detained more than 180 foreign nationals for storming the UN refugee agency in Pretoria, where they had been staging a sit-in protest, police said Saturday.

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways begins talks with unions over strike

South African Airways on Saturday started mediated talks with unions, one day after its workers launched an open-ended strike that forced the embattled airline to ground hundreds of flights.

Malawi receives 17 black rhinos from South Africa

Malawi receives 17 black rhinos from South Africa

Seventeen black rhinos have been released into Malawi's Liwonde national park after arriving from South Africa

Amir meets South African minister

Amir meets South African minister

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office on Tuesday with visiting South African Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Dr Grace Naledi Pandor

South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

South Africa's Zuma to appeal decision he must face graft charges

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will appeal a high court decision to deny him a permanent stay of prosecution on charges related to a $2 billion arms deal, his lawyers said on Tuesday.

S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

South Africa's scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career.

South Africa seeks QP expertise for LNG terminal project, says envoy

South Africa seeks QP expertise for LNG terminal project, says envoy

South Africa and Qatar Petroleum (QP) are having “extensive negotiations” following the country’s evaluation of its energy requirements and plans to increase future gas usage, ambassador Faizel Moosa has said.

Talks ongoing for direct links between Qatar, South Africa ports, says envoy

Talks ongoing for direct links between Qatar, South Africa ports, says envoy

Government-to-government (G2G) discussions are ongoing between Qatar and South Africa for the establishment of direct links between Hamad Port and the Port of Richards Bay ...

Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa

Hundreds of Nigerians to take free evacuation from South Africa

At least 640 Nigerians have signed up to take free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria's president said on Tuesday.

Ramaphosa says South Africa must quell attacks on foreigners as summit starts

Ramaphosa says South Africa must quell attacks on foreigners as summit starts

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told officials and business leaders on Wednesday that he was committed to quelling attacks on foreigners