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Africa’s Importation Of Heavy Weaponry Grew By 45% Over The Last...

AFRICANGLOBE - African countries collectively spent an estimated $44.9 billion on defence. Over two-thirds of the African countries for which data is available increased military spending in 2013. Algeria became the first country in Africa with military spending over $10 billion, an increase of 8.8 percent since 2012, and of 176 percent since 2004.

Spy Cables Expose South Africa’s Alarming Security Failings

AFRICANGLOBE - South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government. A secret security assessment by South African intelligence says foreign espionage is booming, with more than 140 foreign spies estimated to be operating in South Africa - and that the South African state is doing a poor job of protecting itself.

Foreigners In Soweto Appeal For Help

AFRICANGLOBE - Foreign nationals want the South African government to help them following attacks and looting of their shops in Soweto, they said on Thursday. “The government must help us. We have been attacked and left with nothing,” said Temesgon Worku, from Ethiopia.

BAE Systems To Sell Land Systems South Africa To Denel

AFRICANGLOBE - BAE Systems has made the decision to sell of its South African division, BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa (LSSA), which is being bought by state owned arms company Denel.

South Africa: Stand Strong Against Aggressive Pharmaceutical Campaign

AFRICANGLOBE - The international medical humanitarian organization Doctor Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is urging the South African government to continue to stand strong against a broad, multinational pharmaceutical industry effort to undermine and delay the efforts to reform patent laws and improve access to affordable medicines by South Africans.

Malema Threatened Over Land Grabs – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The South African Government is ready to act if Julius Malema and his organisation, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), act on threats to seize White-owned farms, Beeld reported on Friday.

Nelson Mandela On Life Support

AFRICANGLOBE - Well-wishers and supporters continued Wednesday to gather outside of the Tshwane hospital where the former South African president Nelson Mandela has been receiving treatment for nearly three weeks and the South African president canceled a Thursday trip amid worry about his health.

Nelson Mandela Admitted to Hospital in ‘Serious Condition’

AFRICANGLOBE - Former President Nelson Mandela of South Africa was hospitalized early Saturday to be treated for a recurring lung infection, the South African government said. It is the fourth time in less than a year that the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader has been hospitalized,

South Africa To construct New Nuclear Power Plants

AFRICANGLOBE - The South African government has signalled intent to pursue construction of a new nuclear power plants (NPPs) and increase the amount of nuclear-generated electricity in the country to 9.6 GW by 2030, a cabinet Minister said on Wednesday.

Massive Investments In South Africa’s Infrastructure

AFRICANGLOBE - The South African government will have spent R860-billion on new infrastructure projects in South Africa between 2009 and March this year, President Jacob Zuma said in his 2013 State of the Nation Address. Addressing both house of Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday evening, Zuma highlighted major milestones in key infrastructure projects crucial to the country's New Growth Path strategy.

Protests Over South Africa’s Decision to Help ‘Bail Out’ Europe

The Africa National Congress Youth League joined the Congress of South African Trade Unions on Thursday in calling on the government to reverse its...

South African Government Invests in Platinum ‘Mega-Mine’

South Africa's state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has made a R3.24-billion (US$420-million) investment in a public-private mining and beneficiation venture that aims to become...

South Africa Signs Loan Deals for Wind Project

Eskom signed two loan agreements totalling 365 million US dollars with the African Development Bank on Sunday, which will enable it to implement a renewable wind and solar generator, the electricity parastatal said.

South Africa Sends Highly Enriched Uranium to the U.S. for Destruction

The US and South Africa have been working constructively for a number of years on various peaceful use applications of nuclear material and in particular on the need to minimise the use of HEU.
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