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World 24 Aug 2018 | 9:20 PM

South African former minister tells inquiry Guptas threatened to kill him

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Former South African deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas told an inquiry that business friends of ex-president Jacob Zuma threatened to kill him if he spoke about a meeting at which they offered him money and the post of finance minister.

World 20 Aug 2018 | 7:17 PM

Zuma influence-peddling inquiry opens; judges seeks more witnesses

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The judge leading an inquiry into claims of influence-peddling against former South African president Jacob Zuma on Monday urged more witnesses to come forward, as public hearings began in a case that could last two years.

World 09 Aug 2018 | 2:37 PM

China's state firms cementing lucrative role in South China Sea, new research shows

HONG KONG/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing's giant state-owned enterprises are playing an increasing role in China's build-up in the South China Sea and could seek to cement their dominant position in coming years, according to new research.

World 03 Aug 2018 | 2:13 PM

Czech leader's planned spending spree has some people worried

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Leaders tend to rein in generous election promises once they come to power; few tour the country adding more, as Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has been doing.

World 25 Jul 2018 | 12:05 AM

China's Xi pledges $14.7 billion investment on South Africa visit

PRETORIA (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping promised $14.7 billion (£11.1 billion) of investment on Tuesday during a state visit to South Africa, where President Cyril Ramaphosa is on a mission to kick-start economic growth after a decade of stagnation.

World 04 May 2018 | 8:07 PM

China says summit with Japan, South Korea to focus on cooperation, not North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

World 26 Apr 2018 | 8:15 PM

Tunisia needs dialogue to solve economic crisis - Islamist leader

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia needs a national dialogue to end a deadlock over economic reforms in the same way it solved a political crisis in 2013 that almost tore apart the birthplace of the Arab spring, the head of the co-ruling Islamist party said.

World 25 Mar 2018 | 12:01 AM

Major Tunisian union threatens protests if privatisations go ahead

TUNIS, Mar 24 (Reuters) - Tunisia's powerful UGTT labour union will stage protests if the government goes ahead and privatises ailing state firms, the UGTT leader said on Saturday, in what could be a setback to economic reforms.

World 24 Mar 2018 | 1:22 AM

South Africa's Ramaphosa changes Zuma rule on influence-peddling inquiry

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's new President Cyril Ramaphosa has changed a rule that said evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling signed by his predecessor Jacob Zuma could not be used in a criminal case.

World 21 Feb 2018 | 2:03 AM

South African rights group challenges Zuma rule on influence-peddling inquiry

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Civil rights group AfriForum wants South Africa's highest court to quash a rule signed by former president Jacob Zuma that says evidence produced at a judicial inquiry into allegations of influence-peddling cannot be used in a criminal case.