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Firas Al-Atraqchi

New Zealand mosque massacre fueled by social media hate speech

The attack which killed at least 49 Muslims could not have happened without support and planning on social media.

Analysis: China’s Silk Road Eyes G7 Nations

Italy could sign an MoU on joining the One Road, One Belt initiative when Xi Jinping visits Rome March 20.


Russell Merryman

Analysis: Schrödinger’s Brexit

You cannot build a stable economic future on a foundation of feelings and false promises, says Russell Merryman,


Hanief Haider

Religion as a tool of colonialist power in WWI

Hanief Haider examines Hanief Haider examines how the past 100 years of religious politics have shaped the post-colonial Middle East.


Patricia de Oliveira Dias Barbeyron

Brazilian elections: Two candidates dogged by controversy

Whoever wins the vote will inherit a country of enormous potential almost destroyed by decades of mismanagement.

BRICS News

South African economy volatile due to changes in inventories

South African economy volatile due to changes in inventories

Fearing a spillover effect, is it time the central bank cut rates?

New South African cabinet welcomed with cautious optimism

New South African cabinet welcomed with cautious optimism

The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry welcomed the new cabinet by President Ramaphosa.

ANC vote share improves relative to 2016 local government elections

ANC vote share improves relative to 2016 local government elections

The 2019 elections have the potential to lift business and investor confidence from present low levels.

Date shift impacts on Africa’s Travel Indaba

Date shift impacts on Africa’s Travel Indaba

This year, the number of exhibitors from 19 other African countries rose to 257 from 229.

South Africa appoints Fourth Industrial Revolution commission

South Africa appoints Fourth Industrial Revolution commission

Ramaphosa will chair the commission, and operational support will be provided by a secretariat of officials.

Analysis: China to roll out Belt and Road 2.0

Analysis: China to roll out Belt and Road 2.0

Xi must convince Europe and others that his flagship economic vision will be fair, inclusive, transparent.

In-Depth

Analysis: BRICS can defeat Trump's protectionism

BRICS must quickly tear down barriers which could impede free trade within the bloc.




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Q&A

Hate & the Holocaust- Q&A with Auschwitz Museum Chief

There is an increase in incitement to hatred and exclusion in many countries of Europe today, says Cywiski.

Q&A: Russian healthy snacks entrepreneur looks West

Forbes called Elena Shifrina "the face of the healthy snacks sector in Russia".

Inside Track

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS agree to joint work on ‘Fourth Revolution’, cryptocurrencies

BRICS must revamp their education and vocational systems to meet challenges of the new technologies.

BRICS Social

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Chinese satellite sends unbreakable code from space

Apart from Russia, China is one of America's biggest rivals in space exploration.

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

Chinese turn to online for entertainment

An increasing number of Chinese are going online for entertainment, gaming and reading, an annual industry report says.

BRICS Business

South African economy volatile due to changes in inventories

South African economy volatile due to changes in inventories

Fearing a spillover effect, is it time the central bank cut rates?

Date shift impacts on Africa’s Travel Indaba

Date shift impacts on Africa’s Travel Indaba

This year, the number of exhibitors from 19 other African countries rose to 257 from 229.

Italy joins China’s Silk Road Initiative

Italy joins China’s Silk Road Initiative

A Washington Post article on March 23 accused Italy of "defying the wishes of the Trump administration".

World News

Analysis: China to roll out Belt and Road 2.0

Xi must convince Europe and others that his flagship economic vision will be fair, inclusive, transparent.

India, Russia discuss ties, military procurement

Despite US threat of sanctions, India says it will go ahead and purchase advanced Russian defense systems.

Moscow: Russian troops in Venezuela for as long as needed

US President Donald Trump has told the Russians to "get out" of Venezuela.

Italy joins China’s Silk Road Initiative

A Washington Post article on March 23 accused Italy of "defying the wishes of the Trump administration".