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Chinese leader seeks to woo Latin America Chinese President Xi Jinping presses a charm offensive with Latin American leaders on Thursday, highlighting Beijing's growing interest in a resource-rich region traditionally considered the backyard of the United States.
17 июля 2014
©Reuters/Benoit Tessier 25 injured as Hong Kong-bound jet hits turbulence Twenty-five people were injured when a passenger jet from South Africa to Hong Kong hit turbulence on Wednesday, police said, with two men seriously hurt and hospitalised in the southern Chinese city.
16 июля 2014
BRICS create development bank, 'mini-IMF' The BRICS group of emerging powers created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund seen as alternatives to Western-led institutions.
16 июля 2014
©Reuters/Mujahid Safodien Eight miners shot dead at South African gold mine Eight suspected illegal gold miners were found shot dead at a disused mine near Johannesburg at the weekend, police said.
23 июня 2014
S.Africa president Zuma discharged from hospital South Africa's President Jacob Zuma left hospital late Sunday, the day after he was admitted for routine tests following a bout of exhaustion, this office said.
09 июня 2014
Strikers on march at S.Africa platinum mine Hundreds of striking miners marched at a Lonmin platinum mine in South Africa Wednesday, where bosses have been trying to break deadly stoppages that have severely curbed production.
14 мая 2014
President Jacob Zuma (C) cuts a cake as crowds gather to celebrate Freedom Day. ©Reuters/Skyler Reid South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday on the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, insisting it is closer to its dream of a multi-racial nation despite stubborn inequality, poverty and corruption.
28 апреля 2014
Bomb attack kills 71 at bus station near Nigeria capital Seventy-one people died in a bomb blast in a packed bus station in Nigeria's capital Abuja on Monday -- the deadliest attack yet to strike the city -- with the president blaming the explosion on Boko Haram Islamists.
15 апреля 2014
©Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah Only 1 in 5 South African executives are black: study South Africa's workplaces are still heavily racially skewed 20 years after the fall of apartheid, with only one fifth of top executive positions held by blacks, said a report published Wednesday.
10 апреля 2014
The flag of the RSA. Photo courtesy of czech.ruvr.ru Kazakhstan Ambassador to RSA appointed Talgat Kaliyev has been appointed Kazakhstan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa.
04 марта 2014
Photo © Marat Abilov Update on Kazakhstani orphans brought to Africa The Ministry of Education and Science responds to the Prosecutor Generals’ inquiry concerning Kazakhstani children adopted to Kenya and South Africa.
28 февраля 2014
Photo © Marat Abilov 120 adopted children 'drop off the grid' in Africa and Europe 36 Kazakhstani orphans were adopted by South African and Kenyan nationals.
27 февраля 2014
©Reuters/Phil Noble Hundreds of reptiles, amphibians found dead at S.Africa airport Several hundred reptiles and amphibians were found dead at Johannesburg airport when a routine inspection uncovered some 1,600 of the creatures crammed into two crates destined for the United States.
01 февраля 2014
Joseph Mathunjwa (R), president of South Africa's Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU). ©Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko South Africa braces for mass platinum strike Tens of thousands of workers at the world's three top platinum producers were set to down tools Thursday in a pay strike that could have a devastating impact in Africa's largest economy.
23 января 2014
S. Africa's right still fears post-Mandela apocalypse In South Africa, right-wing prophesies that Nelson Mandela's death will be followed by a racial apocalypse refuse to be quashed by events.
27 декабря 2013
Winnie Mandela blasts family feud reports Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie denied Wednesday there was a dynastic battle within his extensive family, amid reports of a renewed feud shortly after the peace icon's death.
19 декабря 2013
Mandela tops 2013 Google searches Nelson Mandela topped Google's list of the hottest searches for 2013 as the Internet giant on Tuesday provided a look at the "spirit of the times" online.
19 декабря 2013
Scandal over 'schizophrenic' Mandela signer The South African government admitted Thursday it made a "mistake" in choosing a sign language interpreter for Nelson Mandela's memorial who was later exposed as a fake by experts, and who claimed to be schizophrenic.
13 декабря 2013
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, China's President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma (L-R). ©Reuters/Sergei Hit like ton of BRICS: 2013 tough year for emerging markets Only recently hailed as the saviours of the world economy, emerging markets had a tough year in 2013, hit by slow growth, market instability and social unrest that have worried investors -- though some analysts say the fear is overblown.
12 декабря 2013
Mandela's funeral cortege proceeds through Pretoria Nelson Mandela's funeral cortege has begun its solemn journey to the seat of South African government in Pretoria, where it will lie in state for three days.
11 декабря 2013

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