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South Africa's Zuma withdraws troops from Sudan's Darfur region | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will withdraw its troops from peacekeeping operations in Sudan’s Darfur region, President Jacob Zuma’s office said on Wednesday.<p>An UNAMID truck, escorted by peacekeepers from South Africa, arrives at the Rural Hospital in Kutum, North Darfur, August 12, 2012. …

South Africa

An African country the West has ignored could have a big impact on the global war on terror

<i>This piece has been corrected.</i><p>The presidential election held on Feb. 21 and 22 in Niger, though it has gone largely unnoticed in most Western news outlets, is of real importance for US interests in Africa and the global campaign against militant Islamists.<p>There are three things one needs to know …

Africa

The 'WHITE squatter camps' of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families

• <b>Working-class white people, most of them Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis in South Africa</b>• <b><br>This is one of 80 white squatter</b> …

South Africa

Ethiopia drought: 10 shocking 'on the ground' findings from new report paint terrifying picture

ETHIOPIA is facing a massive drought and food insecurity crisis.<p>They are the result of failed rains and droughts that have been worsened by the 2015 …

Africa

What’s Happening With Boko Haram?

More on:<p>Sub-Saharan Africa<p>Nigeria<p>Elections and Voting<p>Terrorism and Counterterrorism<p>Corruption<p>Nigeria inaugurates its new president, Muhammadu Buhari, …

'Mbeki's quiet diplomacy was a choice of stability over democracy in Zimbabwe'

Former Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti on Tuesday accused former president Thabo Mbeki of failing to negotiate fairly between Zanu-PF and MDC …

South Africa

Island Diplomacy: China's Militarization of the South China Sea

The revelation of Chinese deployments of surface-to-air missiles (SAM) systems on an artificially "reclaimed" island in the Paracel island chain is troubling. It marks a significant escalation in an ongoing campaign to expand Chinese power in the region, callously ignoring the interests and fears …

China

Mistreated: How shady tax treaties are fuelling inequality and poverty

Right now, stretching across the world is a web of tax agreements between governments. They may not seem like the frontline in the fight against …

Kerry says South Sudan leaders risk sanctions if peace deal fails

"This is a critical moment for South Sudan's survival" - John Kerry<p>WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on …

Africa

How to shrink a city

ONE of the biggest challenges for the world this century is how to accommodate the hundreds of millions of people who will flock to cities, …

When Diplomacy Leads to Betrayal

The game Diplomacy, a classic simulation of international politics and conflict, has proved to be useful for researchers studying the psychology of betrayal<p>Was Hillary Clinton smart to “press the reset button” with Russia? Can Donald Trump’s business-negotiation experience carry over to …

Geopolitics of oil takes new twist with Saudi-Russia deal

What are we to make of last week’s deal to freeze oil output between Saudi Arabia and Russia – the world’s two leading crude exporters? Is it significant and is the price of oil now likely to rise?<p>This agreement is remarkable in the sense that there typically isn’t much love lost between Riyadh and …