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The BRICS Post - 2018-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Climate change and desertification will exacerbate the negative effects of conflict on food security for needy people [Sara Mohamed]

The United Nations Security Council is being urged to tackle the link between conflict and hunger.

At a...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Beijing has strongly criticized the Trump administration for pushing tariffs on billions of dollars of imported goods from China but said it would fight to the end to protect its interests.

File photo of US President Donald Trump with Chinese President Xi...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-21 - Original post - cached version

Russian President Vladimir Putin Chinese President Xi Jinping (centre) and President of Mongolia Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj [Image: PPIO]

Days after both Chinese and Russian Presidents were re-elected, the Russian energy giant Gazprom announced that a...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-20 - Original post - cached version

Account deficit to GDP has narrowed in South Africa, according to 2017 statistics

The South African current account deficit on the balance of payments narrowed to 2.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) from 2.8% in 2016, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB)...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-19 - Original post - cached version

The Kremlin has said Moscow wants to work with the British on investigating the nerve agent but that London has shown no interest so far [PPIO]

A delegation from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) will visit the UK over...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Putin remains president until the next election in 2024 [PPIO]

With voter turnout at more than 67 per cent, Russian president Vladimir Putin has been re-elected with an overwhelming majority in Sunday’s election.

Putin won 76 per cent of the...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Russian President Vladimir Putin was the first to congratulate Xi [PPIO]

Chinese President Xi Jinping was re-elected as the country’s leader by unanimous vote during the 13th National Party Congress on Saturday.

He was also selected as the chairman of...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

Russia says that it is only targeting areas that are being used by Islamist rebels to launch shelling of the capital Damascus [Image: Defense Ministry of Russia]

The Russian military says that more than 20,000 people fled the fighting between Syrian...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-17 - Original post - cached version

Some UK officials are accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of direct involvement in the assassination of Skripal [PPIO]

Tensions between Russia and the UK were heightened on Saturday when Moscow ordered the British Council and British Consulate...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-16 - Original post - cached version

Russia’s defense ministry has fired back at remarks by UK defense secretary Williamson [Xinhua]

The Defense Ministry in Moscow has fired back at UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson characterizing him as having “an extreme degree of intellectual...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-15 - Original post - cached version

Lavrov said Russia had nothing to do with the alleged murder attempt of former spy Sergei Skripal [Xinhua]

Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko has called Prime Minister Theresa May’s order to expel some 23 Russian diplomatic staff “...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-15 - Original post - cached version

India’s energy needs are to grow congruent with its growing economy and improving lifestyle for tens of millions of people [Xinhua]

India will become the world’s greatest growth market of energy by 2040, a report from British Petroleum (PB) Energy...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-13 - Original post - cached version

May said the attack on Skripal in the UK put innocent citizens at risk [Xinhua]

Russian officials have called UK Theresa May’s address to Parliament a “circus” and her implication that Moscow was behind the poisoning of a Russian double agent Sergei...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-13 - Original post - cached version

India’s landless, for hundreds of millions of poor farmers and for so-called tribal communities who often live in resource-rich areas where lucrative mining operations are causing massive environmental damage [Image: People’s Archive of Rural India]

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-09 - Original post - cached version

File photo of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un [Xinhua]

US President Donald Trump thanked China for its pressure on North Korea as both Pyongyang and Washington confirmed that preparations were being made for a face-to-face meeting with Kim Jong-un...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Trump hinted that he was willing to be flexible in applying the tariffs to allies [Xinhua]

News that US President Donald Trump may be flexible on his intention to apply aluminum and steel tariffs has helped ease concerns in some emerging markets....

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

US industry will likely take a hit, some argue as top economic advisor to the White House resigns.

US manufacturers fear a global backlash and trade war which could hurt jobs and local output [Xinhua]

Late on Wednesday, the European Commission...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Hard to measure services sector revisions make technical recession disappear

Is the South African economy on the rise again? [Xinhua]

The IMF in January 2018 estimated that South Africa grew by 0.9 per cent in 2017. South Africans were even...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

Many countries in Africa are facing severe drought and water shortages [Xinhua]

As the 10th BRICS Summit in South Africa approaches, member countries are turning their resources to boosting African development.

On Wednesday, Chinese...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-06 - Original post - cached version

By Nadine Fahmy
Special to The BRICS Post

The Netherlands-Flemmish Institute in Cairo screened the documentary film Stitching Palestine (2017) in late February to a diverse audience brought together in a single, cold and narrow room to watch 12 Palestinian women tell stories...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-06 - Original post - cached version

Malawi has become the latest in African countries which have banned processed meat products imported from South Africa after the South African Department of Health confirmed hundreds of listeria bacteria cases in the country were to meat products.


The BRICS Post - 2018-03-05 - Original post - cached version

The upcoming BRICS summit in South Africa will focus on development, especially that of developing countries, including African countries [Xinhua]

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says that BRICS is the right type of multilateral organization...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-05 - Original post - cached version

The motion seeks to amend part of South Africa’s constitution, which guarantees property rights, and allow the government to take the land from the white farmers and not provide them with any financial compensation.

President Cyril Ramaphosa won...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

China has warned the US not to adapt protectionist measures to global trade [Image: Archives]

China has warned the international community not to follow in US President Donald Trump’s footsteps and impose trade tariffs.

Officials in Beijing...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-03 - Original post - cached version

The US imports at least 23 per cent of all steel imports in the world [Xinhua]

Criticism of US President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would impose a 25 per cent tariff on imported steel has come fast and furious.

World leaders,...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-02 - Original post - cached version

The message that Zimbabwe is open for business was conveyed by banners and many government officials at the Zimbabwe Mining Investment Conference 2018 held at the Meikles Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe has 800 mines which have the potential capacity to...

The BRICS Post - 2018-03-01 - Original post - cached version

Putin addressed the Russian nation at his 14th address before the Federal Assembly (Parliament) [PPIO]

Just 17 days ahead of a presidential election which he is very likely to win, Vladimir Putin unveiled a number of advanced super-weapons during...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

Beijing issued a yellow alert on Tuesday as smog levels increased [Xinhua]

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection has earmarked combating vehicle emissions as a focus for 2018 after the municipal authorities issued a yellow alert for smog in...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-27 - Original post - cached version

China has made combating HIV transmission, education and prevention an important aspect of its five-year plan [Xinhua]

Hong Kong authorities reported on Tuesday that 681 new HIV cases were reported in 2017.

The Center for Health Protection (...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Reports have emerged that the Syrian army sis preparing to launch a ground offensive in Eastern Ghouta [Xinhua]

Less than a day after the United Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2041 calling for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, fresh...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-26 - Original post - cached version

Xi has increased anti-corruption campaigns while also focusing on poverty eradication [Xinhua]

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) has said that new global conditions coupled with the party’s committment to develop socialism...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-25 - Original post - cached version

Although passed unanimously, the UNSC Resolution was not without its usual diatribes between Russia and the US.

The resolution, tabled by Sweden and Kuwait, passed 15-0 after three days of wrangling over wording [Xinhua]

After three days of delays...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his family at the Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Friday.

Trudeau and his family have been on a week-long tour of India.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-23 - Original post - cached version

Kenyatta, center, wants to see trade ties with Tanzania revive and thrive once more following years of disputes [Xinhua]

Kenya and Tanzania are moving closer to resolving a years-long trade dispute that has disrupted the ease of business across...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version

Russia has vetoed several draft resolutions on Syria which it says are unfair and biased, often following “fabricated” evidence [Xinhua]

The United Nations Security Council is expected to vote on a new resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-22 - Original post - cached version

“This is the challenge of our time, to build a South Africa in which all people have a decent standard of living, access to economic opportunities and opportunity to pursue their dreams.” – Malusi Gigaba Budget Speech February 2018

Minister of Finance...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-21 - Original post - cached version

Brazilian flagship social welfare programs like Brasil Sem Miséria and Bolsa Família, have brought millions out of poverty, but reforming such initiatives would cap government spending, analysts say [Xinhua]

The Brazilian Central Bank (Banco Central...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-20 - Original post - cached version

Surface-to-surface ballistic missile Prithvi II lifts off from a road mobile launcher at Chandipur in Odisha. It was successfully tested on February 7, 2018 [Image: DRDO, India]

The Indian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday that it had...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-20 - Original post - cached version

Lavrov previously said that there are many possible avenues of cooperation between Russia and the US in Syria [Xinhua]

In a deja vu warning, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is warning the US that its actions in Syria will break up the country...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-19 - Original post - cached version

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani (left) has told India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the two countries are strategic partners [Image: BRICS2015]

India and Iran have just completed a round of negotiations which saw the two countries boost their...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-18 - Original post - cached version

“Send me” is his call as he invokes the legacies of South African icons Nelson Mandela, Albertina Sisulu and Hugh Masikela

Ceremonial parade ahead of the State of the Nation Address in South Africa, February 16, 2018 [GCIS]

As analysts told...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-16 - Original post - cached version

Both China and India have called on industrialized nations to do more to combat climate change and curb carbon emissions [Xinhua]

India will not shrink away from its responsibility to protect the environment, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-15 - Original post - cached version

In May 2017 Cape Town only received 6 mm compared with 60 mm in May 2014

Many countries in Africa are facing severe drought and water shortages [Xinhua][/caption]Cape Town’s Day Zero, when the taps run dry and residents have to queue for 25 litres (l) of...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-14 - Original post - cached version

Trade ties have significantly improved and tensions over the South China Sea have eased since Xi called Duterte’s October 2016 visit to Beijing a “milestone” in China-Philippine relations [Xinhua]

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-12 - Original post - cached version

The court case against 17-year old Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian girl that slapped an Israeli soldier in the face on December 15, 2017, is expected to start on Tuesday, February 13.

Maybe. The judge of the military tribunal has postponed the case so many times ‘for further inquiry’ that...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-11 - Original post - cached version

Entire cities have been destroyed by seven years of intense warfare in Syria [Xinhua]

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has called the West’s method of democratization by force a mistake and said that change must happen over time.


The BRICS Post - 2018-02-10 - Original post - cached version

Participants at the Mining Indaba forum are upbeat on prospects for African mining industry

Mining Indaba forum is upbeat about prospects in the mining industry

The mood at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town was the best since...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

WADA has alleged that 1,000 Russian athletes were involved in doping in the 2012 and 2014 Olympics [Xinhua]

Russian lawmakers said Friday that they will seek to reform Olympic associations after 47 of the country’s athletes lost a last-minute appeal...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

People wearing breathing masks are seen on a pedestrian bridge in downtown Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 22, 2014 [Xinhua]

Sales of Chinese cars increased 11.6 per cent year on year, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) said...

The BRICS Post - 2018-02-07 - Original post - cached version

Beijing regularly issues color coded warning as air quality worsens in the capital and other areas [Xinhua]

In a bid to combat persistent smog and pollution in its capital city, the Chinese government will expand urban green areas in Beijing by 600...


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