China’s FM begins 3-nation tour in South Africa

China’s FM begins 3-nation tour in South Africa

South Africa is hosting the foreign minister of China on Friday, with his counterpart Naledi Pandor of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) of South Africa welcoming him to Durban. Pandor will host bilateral talks in Durban as Wang Yi begins a three-nation visit that also will take him…

Wellcome Sanger denies charge of misusing African DNA

Wellcome Sanger denies charge of misusing African DNA

The Wellcome Sanger Institute has responded to a British media report that it misused African DNA it acquired from the Stellenbosch University in South Africa, with the intent to sell it in a commercial application rather than use the DNA for research into African genetics and evolution. The allegations were…

International union groups back injured eSwatini strikers

Union leaders say they’re standing in solidarity with their counterparts in eSwatini after the latest round of violence between striking union members and security forces. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), which is based in Brussels, and the regional Public Services International (PSI) group are among those condemning what they…

U.S. pastor arrested, deported by Rwanda

In Rwanda, authorities say a Christian pastor from the United States arrested while in Kigali despite the ban on his radio station and ministry has been deported. The Rwandan Directorate General for Immigration and Emigration (DGIE) confirmed to New Times that Gregg Schoof was declared a prohibited immigrant and not permitted…