South Africa and Russia Space Agencies sign Cooperation Agreement

March 27, 2013 (TSR) - The Minister of Science and Technology, Derek Hanekom, has welcomed the signing of an agreement between the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) and...

Five food issues to watch out for

February 19, 2013 (TSR) - Who or what do you blame when the price of maize seems to keep going through the roof? If you did not mention fuel...

Angola Woos Brazil to Help Create Military Industry

February 18, 2013 (TSR) - Angola wants to rely on Brazilian support to create its national military industry and strengthen its defence industry with a view to reducing the...

Zimbabwe considering halving mining fees

January 2, 2013 (TSR) - Zimbabwe plans to halve mining levies in 2013 after companies including Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd. complained that increases this year are hindering development, Deputy...

Mali New Prey to West Imperialist Quest

by Finian Cunningham, Irish journalist and writer January 2, 2013 (TSR) - The UN Security Council approval this week of a French-led resolution for military intervention in Africa’s vast Sahel...

Global Warfare: US Deploying Troops to 35 African Countries in 2013

December 25, 2012 (TSR) - The United States Army will be deploying troops to nearly three-dozen African nations in the coming year. Soldiers based out of Fort Riley, Kansas’ 2nd...

Iranian Armed groups sign up to prevent sexual violence against Women and Girls

December 22, 2012 (TSR) - Five Iranian armed groups have become the first to sign up to new covenant aimed at reducing sexual violence in conflict situations, a pledge...

HORN OF AFRICA: Irregular migration continues unabated

December 22, 2012 (TSR) - More people from the Horn of Africa region, especially Ethiopia and Somalia, are crossing international borders as irregular migrants - lacking official documentation or...

Economic Outlook Southern Africa: Infrastructure needs

by Scott Hazelton, KHL November 15, 2012 (TSR) - Many key countries in Southern Africa offer strong construction markets, but the lack of availability of data can make them difficult...

Sudan claims Israel bombed Khartoum weapons factory

October 24, 2012 (TSR) - Sudan on Wednesday accused Israel of bombing a military factory in Khartoum, killing two, 18 months after it blamed Tel Aviv in a similar...

Angola soon to leave Least Developed Countries (LDC) List

September 22, 2012 (TSR) - The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has announced that Angola became a candidate for the graduation process of the Group of...

South Africa: Cabinet approves Draft BRICS Strategy

September 22, 2012 (TSR) - South African Cabinet has approved the draft Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Strategy. "Cabinet approved the draft Brics strategy which builds on the...