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Russian President Vladimir Putin Speaks At Brics Plenary Session - Video

The two-day 11th summit of BRICS member states — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa — kicked off in Brasilia on Wednesday and has gathered the leaders of the international association, which aims to promote multipolarity on the...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, World Videos, Brazil, Russia, India, China, Brasilia

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Richard Branson Blasted For His Photo In South Africa With 'so Many White People' — And...

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson said he's sorry for posting a photo of himself in South Africa that also showed "so many white people."Branson's now-deleted tweet stated: "Wonderful to be in South Africa to help launch the new Branson Centre...
Related topics: Richard Branson, World Photos

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Guaidó Supporters Take Over Venezuelan Embassy In Brazil, Forcing Standoff With Maduro Government

The leaders of China, Russia, India, South Africa and Brazil arrived in Brasilia to discuss the Venezuelan crisis, among other subjects.
Related topics: Brazil, China, Russia, India, Brasilia

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Africa Investment Forum 2019: Mou Brings Good News For Africa’s Rail Networks

Another deal signed on second day of the Africa Investment Forum 2019 By African Development BankJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Nov 13 2019 (IPS-Partners) The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Thelo DB on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of...

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Intended To Help Human, Planetary Health, Eat-lancet Diet Too Costly For 1.6 Billion People

A new study estimates that the Eat-Lancet Commission reference diet -- meant to improve both human and planetary health -- would be unaffordable for at least 1.58 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
Related topics: The Lancet, Diet, Medical Research

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Extinction Rebellion Calls African Oil Leaders “climate Criminals”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova; Extinction rebellion have staged a protest at an oil conference in South Africa, calling African conference delegates “climate criminals” for discussing how to develop their oil resource windfalls....
Related topics: Protests

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A Couple Got Engaged At Kfc. Then South Africa United To Find Them — And Pay For Their Wedding.

The proposal can only be described as Ring-ger Lickin' Good.

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Drought Parches Southern Africa, Millions Faced With Hunger

JOHANNESBURG — An estimated 45 million people are threatened with hunger due to a severe drought that is strangling wide stretches of southern Africa. International aid agencies said they are planning emergency food deliveries for parts of South...

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South Africa Lives With The Existential Threat Of A Ratings Downgrade

South Africa has an unhealthy concern with losing its investment-grade credit rating. Or at least it appeared that way last week after Moody’s Investors Service gave the government three months to show progress in its strategy to halt the...

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Because The Climate Crisis 'does Not Wait For Us,' Spain To Host Cop25 In Place Of Chile

Eoin Higgins, staff writerCritics warned that changing the venue to Europe could imperil the participation of attendees from Asia, Africa, and South America.
Related topics: Spain, Chile

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South Africa’s Khoisan Community Will Finally Get A Share Of The Commercialization Of Rooibos

Tea from South Africa’s rooibos bush will soon be infused with a measure of restorative justice. Members of the indigenous Khoisan community will receive 1.5% of the value that people who grow, harvest, ferment or dry rooibos receive from...

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Starbucks Has Failed In South Africa So Far But Is Set For A Do Over

Just three years ago, residents of the Rosebank neighborhood of Johannesburg were buzzing around the launch of the first Starbucks store in sub-Saharan Africa. Even though the city has plenty of independent coffee shops and cafes and some local...
Related topics: Starbucks

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Us Government Threatening To Kill Free Trade With South Africa After Hollywood Complained It Was...

Hollywood hates fair use. Even though Hollywood frequently relies on fair use, it seems to go out of its way to fight against fair use being used anywhere else. The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) (which is a mega trade group of...
Related topics: American International Group

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S. Africa's Zuma Delays Corruption Trial With Appeal

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma has appealed a court decision to try him for corruption, a judicial spokeswoman said Sunday, delaying yet again a long-awaited date with justice.Zuma is alleged to have taken bribes during a 1990s...

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Xenophobic Violence In South Africa

NPR's Scott Simon talks with Shenilla Mohamed of Amnesty International about refugees in South Africa who are asking to leave the country because of xenophobic violence.
Related topics: Amnesty International

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The Israeli Ethnic Cleansing Of Palestinian Christians That Nobody Is Talking About

(Middle East Monitor) – Palestine’s Christian population is dwindling at an alarming rate. The world’s most ancient Christian community is moving elsewhere. And the reason for this is Israel. Christian leaders from Palestine and South...
Related topics: Palestine, Israel

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October Is The Biggest Month Of Chocolate And Candy Imports

Candy is everywhere. With the holiday seasons approaching, the global trade of chocolates and candies reaches its peak. From Canada to South Africa, China to Australia, October was the largest month of chocolate imports in many countries around the...
Related topics: Canada, China, Australia

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South Africa Urges Water Restrictions As Dam Levels Drop

South Africa's government urged people to restrict water usage Monday as reservoir levels drop and rainfall is not expected until December.

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New Tuberculosis Treatment For Developing Countries To Cost $1,040

A newly approved three-drug treatment for tuberculosis will be available in 150 countries including India and South Africa, priced at $1,040 for a complete regimen, more than twice the cost proposed in the past by advocacy groups for other...
Related topics: Tuberculosis

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Coach Hopes Lure Of Europe Can Lift South African Caf Cup Minnows

Johannesburg (AFP) – TS Galaxy of South Africa coach Dan Malesela is using the bait of potential European contracts to inspire his side ahead of a CAF Confederation Cup clash with Enyimba of Nigeria Sunday. The David-versus-Goliath showdown is...
Related topics: Nigeria

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