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South Africa grants Putin, other officials diplomatic immunity for BRICS summit
Ahead of the BRICS foreign ministers’ meeting and summit, the South African government has granted diplomatic immunity to all participating officials, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials, according to a report
THESE are the world’s most miserable countries (some may surprise you)
Unemployment and inflation are plaguing the world. According to an annual misery index, Zimbabwe is the most miserable country because of the high cost of living. Happiness is elusive in Venezuela, Lebanon, Syria, and Sudan
Which countries are skipping the G20 meet in Kashmir?
The third G20 Tourism Working Group meeting is being hosted by India in Srinagar on 22-24 May. This is J&K's first significant international event since losing its special status in 2019. While Saudi Arabia and Egypt have not yet registered, China and Turkey have chosen to skip the event
Why it is unlikely that the British royals will return South African diamonds
King Charles' coronation led to renewed calls for the return of the stones cut from the Cullinan diamond to South Africa. However, the demand, especially when not backed by any official request by the South African government, is unlikely to make any impression in London
South African military delegation in Moscow to discuss defence cooperation: Russian agency report
Last Thursday the US ambassador to Pretoria Reuben Brigety said that the United States believed weapons and ammunition had been laden onto a Russian freighter that docked at a Cape Town naval base in December
Germany investigating claims which say Russia received arms from South Africa; vows to 'act accordingly'
Speaking to journalists during the EU foreign ministers summit in Stockholm, Sweden, Baerbock highlighted the significance of the reports and stressed her commitment to thoroughly investigating the matter
India among top 5 countries with babies 'born too soon'. What causes preterm births and how is this harmful?
Preterm birth problems are one of the biggest causes of mortality among children. As per a UN report, India is among the top five countries with the highest rates of preterm births in 2020, with an estimated 13 per cent. Other countries on the list were Bangladesh, Malawi, Pakistan, and South Africa
South Africa pacer Shabnim Ismail announces retirement from international cricket
In a statement shared by Cricket South Africa (CSA) on social media, Ismail said she was looking forward to spending more time with her family after a 16-year run with the Proteas.
Argentina dumps US dollar for Chinese yuan: How nations are jumping on the de-dollarisation bandwagon
Argentina has joined Brazil to be the latest south-American nation to dump the dollar and trade in the Chinese yuan. Nations across the world, including India, are indulging in de-dollarisation – a push back against the American currency’s hegemony across the world
'Flip-flop' Ramaphosa: South African prez says want out of ICC, office eats his words
Cyril Ramaphosa said ANC took decision that South Africa should pull out of the ICC largely because of the manner in which the court has been seen to be dealing with these types of problems
Russia panicking over Vladimir Putin's arrest warrant: Can he actually be arrested?
Though the ICC issued a warrant for Vladimir Putin over his suspected involvement in the unlawful deportation of children from Ukraine, it has no power to enforce such an arrest. While he can technically be arrested in 123 countries that are signatories to the ICC, history shows this is unlikely
The world's largest rhinoceros farm is up for sale. Are you willing to buy it?
John Hume, a South African conservationist, has devoted 30 years and a vast fortune to the effort to save the rhinoceros. Hume will now auction off his largest rhino farm to the highest bidder this week due to a lack of funds
Don't let Putin attend BRICS summit, Nobel prize winner tells South Africa
Oleksandra Romantsova advised that the Russian president attend the BRICS summit via Zoom, or send a minister who is not wanted by the ICC
Drowning in Misery: How swimming pools of the rich are leading to a water crisis in the world
Your taps could run dry soon and you have the rich to blame. A recent study highlighted that while the poor use the majority of their water for basic needs like drinking and washing, the rich use excessive water for personal pleasure – filling up swimming pools, watering gardens
Indian-origin woman in South Africa charged with perjury for faking her kidnapping
According to Natasha Kara, a representative for the National Prosecuting Authority, Firoza Bee Bee Joseph was charged with 'defeating the ends of justice' and placed on bail until her next court appearance on 7 June
Dumping the Dollar: Will a new BRICS currency replace the US currency for trade?
The BRICS collective, comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, is working on a common currency in an attempt to ditch the US dollar and push back against America’s dominance. The move comes as Moscow and Beijing call for de-dollarisation in the face of Western sanctions
Temba Bavuma takes South Africa closer to ODI World Cup qualification
Another win in the final match in Johannesburg on Sunday - or a no-result – will take South Africa into the eighth and final qualification place for the World Cup in India in October and November
South Africa supports Russian initiative to create BRICS geological platform for data sharing
Russia has proposed to start preparing a joint memorandum on cooperation amongst the heads of geological departments of the BRICS member countries, and then proceed to the development and approval of a comprehensive cooperation program that includes specific areas of joint activities and projects.
Russia proposes to create BRICS geological platform for data sharing : Ministry
BRICS, an economic bloc that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, was formed on June 16, 2009. South Africa joined BRICS in December 2010.
IMF warns South Africa economy risks stagnation
The near-term growth outlook for Africa's most industrialised economy has deteriorated, an IMF team said after a visit to the country