Last week the Democratic Republic of Congo snubbed the United Nations (UN)-led pledging conference which was aimed at raising funds towards a $1.7 billion UN appeal this year to help 10.5 million people in DRC.
South Africa's International Relations and Co-operation Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, on Wednesday held a bilateral meeting with the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Baroness Patricia Scotland, on margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.
Respondents in the application by former South African President, Jacob Zuma, for leave to appeal a High Court judgment related to the Public Protector's report, have welcomed the Pretoria High Court ruling that the Presidency carry the legal costs.
An era will end in Communist-run Cuba on Thursday when President Raul Castro retires, likely handing over the reins to his right hand man, Miguel Diaz-Canel, born the year after brothers Fidel and Raul led their 1959 leftist revolution.
The French parliament votes on Friday on a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up deportations of failed asylum-seekers.
Thousands of commuters around South Africa who use buses as their primary mode of transport will once again have to find alternate modes of transport on Thursday as the nationwide bus strike enters its second day.