Iraq says Israeli role in Gulf flotilla unacceptable

Iraq has rejected any Israeli participation in a naval force to protect shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, at the heart of tensions with Iran. Iraq “rejects any participation of forces of the Zionist entity in any military force to secure passage of ships in the Arabian Gulf”, Foreign Minister Mohammed Ali al-Hakim wrote on social[…]

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South Africa targets Uganda for bilateral relations

South African companies in the agro-processing, capital equipment, energy and furniture sectors will show off their wares while on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) to Uganda. The OTIM, which is organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), will get underway on Sunday. “The mission will also introduce[…]

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SA signs agreements with China

South Africa and China on Thursday signed a number of strategic agreements aimed at strengthening bilateral relations and strengthening trade ties, the presidency said. “The agreements were signed at the historic state visit by His Excellency President Jacob Zuma to China where he held official talks with his counterpart, His[…]

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Illicit tobacco trade is crime catalyst

Illicit trading in the tobacco sector creates a catalyst for other crimes, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday. “Illegal trade in tobacco products is huge business which often spread to other crimes, like money laundering and drug dealing,” Phiyega said in a speech prepared for delivery at a[…]

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SA govt “accommodating” Israel

A Rhodes university professor believes the South Africa government is far too sympathetic to the Israel regime. Prof Robert van Niekerk was commenting on the fact that South Africa has yet to take any decisive diplomatic action against the Zionist regime, despite calls for South Africa to recall its ambassador[…]

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SA at root of US, Africa trade: Davies

South Africa has been at the centre of exploring trade opportunities between the United States and Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Thursday. “We’ve been the root of exploring the free trade area with the US… and that is a point which is important,” he told Sapa[…]

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