Africa In Focus : Zimbabwe set to scrap platinum indigenisation law

Workers return from a shift at Zimplats’ Ngwarati Mine in Mhondoro-Ngezi May 30, 2014. The Zimbabwe unit of world number two platinum producer Impala Platinum will upgrade its smelter into a base-metals refinery for $100 million in the next two years, an online news agency quoted a senior Zimplats official

South Africa through Chinese eyes

  Attending conferences, where academics and members of civil society make presentations, often gives one an insight into the thinking and practices that are in vogue. In the field of international relations this is important because often this constituency influences foreign policy. The BOYA Conference on China-Africa Relations: Retrospect and Prospect hosted

SA Minister Davies Appoints 5 New Members to BRICS Council

Minister Rob Davies delivers welcoming remarks at the BRICS Business Forum and the BRICS Business Council. (Photos: DIRCO) Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has appointed new members to the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Business Council following nominations from Business Unity South Africa and the Black

Africa In Focus: Nigeria Election Results

REUTERS/AFP – Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari (L) and his opponent Atiku Abubakar cast their ballots Abuja, Nigeria – Muhammadu Buhari has secured a second term as Nigeria’s president, according to official results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The incumbent, Buhari, won 56 percent of of the votes, compared with 41 percent for

Africa In Focus: Nigeria’s Presidential election candidates

Nigeria’s presidential election features more than 70 candidates but it is ultimately expected to be a head-to-head between just two main rivals: Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressives Congress) and Atiku Abubakar (Peoples Democratic Party). Below is a brief bio of the two leading contenders for Nigeria Presidential election:   Muhammadu Buhari (All Progressives