Chairmen of the African Union

Deadly Congo blasts spur diplomatic effort by Beijing

China will send a work group to the Republic of Congo to help Chinese nationals affected by huge explosions at an arms depot in Brazzaville that killed more than 150, including at least six Chinese, Xinhua said.

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012, 12:00am

London ruling thwarts efforts of local courts

Hong Kong courts have been thwarted in attempts to prevent damaging information being published about the business and personal affairs of the Congolese president's son.

A judgment in the London High Court has effectively made two rulings in Hong Kong superfluous because the information suppressed here is now being circulated around the world.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

HK gag order raises eyebrows in English court

The High Court in London has effectively made redundant a Hong Kong High Court ruling which sought to prevent the publication of damaging information about the son of the Congolese president and his companies.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

I have a dream...the African Union

'Before you put a roof on a house, you need to build the foundations,' South African President Thabo Mbeki reportedly told diplomats at the meeting of the African Union in Ghana last weekend.

Others were just as quick to ridicule the summit's declared goal of creating a unified African government by 2015, and it certainly isn't going to happen fast.

5 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

South Africa - The First Man, The Last Nation

South Africa - The First Man, The Last Nation

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30 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

An African model for Beijing

China's leaders watching the Group of Eight meeting in Scotland last week could have been forgiven a flush of pride. Unlike most of Africa, they no longer need their begging bowls to be filled by the planet's rich countries, thanks to economic reforms of the past 25 years.

12 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

African leader right to seek world change

David Pyott's letter 'Principled man with an impossible dream' (Sunday Morning Post, September 1), misses Thabo Mbeki's point entirely regarding the scrapping of a world order based on the survival of the fittest. Mr Pyott takes the South African President's heartfelt plea at the Earth Summit in Johannesburg too literally.

8 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Poll boost

Abuja, Nigeria: General Olusegun Obasanjo's campaign for tomorrow's presidential election received an unexpected boost when influential members of the rival camp defected to his side.

26 Feb 1999 - 12:00am

SAR investors invited to join renaissance

South African Deputy President Thabo Mbeki has urged Hong Kong entrepreneurs to spearhead a renewal of the region's economic partnership with Africa.

He reminded an audience of Asia Society members and guests during a visit to the SAR this month that trade ties dated to 1415, when an African chief sent a giraffe as a gift to the Forbidden City during the Ming Dynasty.

27 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

New government for Congo

Brazzaville: Congo premier Bernard Kolelas announced the formation of a new government that gives five ministries to allies of former president Denis Sassou Nguesso.

15 Sep 1997 - 12:00am