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16 January 2019 7:24 AM Ramaphosa says independence of the Reserve Bank is 'sacrosanct'

President Cyril Ramaphosa says there are no plans to interfere with the independence of the SA Reserve Bank, in an apparent climb down from what is contained in the ANC's election manifesto. Addressing business leaders on Wednesday morning ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ramaphosa said what came out of the ANC meeting was a line that only expressed 1163

11 January 2019 9:10 AM Disguised gunmen kill four volunteers guarding Thai school

Attackers disguised as state security staff have killed four paramilitary volunteers guarding a school in conflict-hit southern Thailand, police said. The gunmen approached the armed territorial defence volunteers at the school in Pattani province and shot them dead shortly before noon on Thursday, Wicha Nupannoi, police lieutenant colonel, was quoted 144

30 December 2018 12:13 PM The Latest: Pope Francis prays for peaceful DRC vote

Pope Francis has prayed for those suffering from violence and Ebola in Democratic Republic of Congo, and is urging peaceful elections. Francis asked faithful in St Peter's Square on Sunday to join him in prayers and expressed hope that "all work to maintain a peaceful climate that permits peaceful and regular conducting of the elections." The election 89

10 December 2018 12:05 PM Pelley, Bjorn at odds over European Tour future

Cape Town - It's no secret European Tour CEO Keith Pelley has some ambitious plans for the European Tour, but it's safe to say not everyone is pleased with them. News broke back in October that Pelley was said to be in favour of a combined 'World Tour', believing that closer co-operation with the dominant PGA Tour in America is the way forward for the global 78

02 December 2018 4:58 AM Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday. The UN Security Council sanctioned Eritrea in 2009 for supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia but lifted the restrictions following the July signing of a peace deal that ended 65

29 November 2018 5:02 PM Reserve Bank independence `not just an emerging-market concern'

Threats to central bank independence are no longer just an “emerging-market phenomenon,” according to South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago. Kganyago mentioned recent attacks on the US Federal Reserve (Fed), Bank of England and European Central Bank (ECB) as examples at a lunch with editors in Johannesburg on Thursday. “There’s a concern 104

21 November 2018 3:30 PM S Sudan woos investors as peace deal revives oil industry

South Sudan said on Wednesday that the country's latest peace deal had helped revive its war-battered oil sector, with an increase of 20 000 barrels per day in the past two months. The country's warring parties in September signed a new peace deal to end five years of civil war that has killed an estimated 380 000 people and crippled the oil industry 95

14 November 2018 11:25 AM Breytenbach on why she pulled out of the race

Being the National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) would have been her dream job, but withdrawing from the shortlist of candidates was for the sake of keeping politics out of the office, DA MP Glynnis Breytenbach said on Wednesday. A panel assisting President Cyril Ramaphosa with the appointment of a new NDPP included Breytenbach - a former prosecutor 75

12 November 2018 7:29 PM DRC opposition party rejects deal on unity candidate

Democratic Republic of Congo's main opposition party on Monday rejected a deal agreed by its leader just a day earlier to select a single opposition candidate for upcoming presidential elections. After hundreds of activists protested, Jean-Marc Kabund, secretary general of the Union for Democracy and Social Progress (UDPS), announced "the grassroots 75

05 November 2018 7:02 PM President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones. Tut Kew, Kiir's security advisor, told journalists on Monday that the president had agreed "to mediate between the Khartoum government and the armed opposition in Sudan." South Sudan achieved 62