Cyril Ramaphosa

South African Tanker Explosion Kills 18 on Christmas Eve

A gas tanker exploded in Johannesburg, South Africa on Christmas Eve, blowing the roof off a nearby hospital and causing injuries hundreds of yards away. On Tuesday, the death toll from the blast was raised to 18, half of them staff and patients at the badly damaged Tambo Memorial Hospital.

A burned out vehicle marks the spot where a gas tanker exploded under a bridge in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022. A truck carrying liquified petroleum gas has exploded in the South African town of Boksburg, killing at least 8 people and injuring more than 50 others …

Ghana: Joe Biden Travel Bans Make ‘Africa Their Whipping Boy’

An editorial in the government-owned newspaper Ghanaian Times published Monday accused President Joe Biden and other Western leaders of “mak[ing] Africa their whipping boy” by banning African travelers from entering their countries in response to the discovery of the “Omicron” variant of Chinese coronavirus.

Joe Biden teleprompter (Anna Moneymaker / Getty)

U.N. Sounds Alarm on Biden-Style Africa Travel Bans

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemned travel bans rapidly imposed in the past week on southern African countries in response to the discovery of a new Chinese coronavirus variant, stating on Monday that he was “deeply concerned” about policies such as that enacted by President Joe Biden.

US President Joe Biden presents his national statement during day two of COP26 at SECC on November 1, 2021 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. 2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference will run from 31 October for two weeks, finishing on 12 November. It was meant to …

Delingpole: Boris Plays Climate Fiddle While South Africa Burns

Rioting, looting and violence have swept two South African provinces, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Dozens of people have been killed, vital infrastructure has been destroyed and the damage runs into the billions. But it’s OK: the Imperial mother country has got South Africa’s back. Behold the latest initiative from the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office!

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China Gives South Africa $25 Billion in Stimulus Loans

The government of South Africa announced on Friday that President Cyril Ramaphosa secured another $10 billion in Chinese loans during his trip to Beijing last week, bring South Africa’s total economic stimulus and infrastructure financing from China up to $25 billion.

Cyril Ramaphosa (Lintao Zhang / Getty)