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2019 South Africa Special Weapons News

  • South Africa blocking arms sales to Saudi Arabia, UAE: Report Press TV 23 Nov 2019 -- South Africa is halting its arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which are accused of handing over some of the purchased weapons to armed militia in Yemen, violating a provision of the deal prohibiting the transfer of imported arms to third parties.
  • Judge Rules Zuma Corruption Trial Can Go Ahead VOA 11 Oct 2019 -- A court in South Africa on Friday ruled the corruption trial against former President Jacob Zuma will go ahead, despite his efforts to have the case dismissed. Zuma also faces charges of money laundering and fraud related to a government arms deal.
  • Treasury Sanctions Members of a Significant Corruption Network in South Africa US Treasury 10 Oct 2019 -- Global Magnitsky designations target members of family business engaged in corruption, including bribery and misappropriation of state assets
  • South African Minister: Ban Migrant Workers From Informal Jobs VOA 10 Oct 2019 -- South Africa's Minister of Small Business Development is pushing a radical solution to last month's clashes between locals and foreigners over jobs: Ban the foreigners.
  • Malawi Repatriates Citizens Targeted in South Africa VOA 23 Sep 2019 -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, also known as MbS and seen as the de facto ruler of the kingdom, has suffered a major blow to his wishful plans for building a modern and economically vibrant country after attacks on state-run Aramco's oil installations earlier this month as investors are no longer interested in buying the shares of the company.
  • South Africa Deploys Envoys in Wake of Xenophobic Attacks VOA 16 Sep 2019 -- South Africa has sent out special envoys to explain the government's position on the recent wave of attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses.
  • South Africa's Xenophobic Violence Victims Speak Out VOA 12 Sep 2019 -- Violence targeted at foreign nationals and their properties in South Africa has left hundreds of them displaced from their homes. Nearly 200 of them, including children, are housed at the Tsolo community hall, in Katlehong Township in the city of Ekurhuleni east of Johannesburg.
  • South Africans and Others Take Stock Amid Violence VOA 05 Sep 2019 -- South Africa has begun assessing the toll of the week's anti-immigrant violence, which, according to authorities, has claimed 10 lives, injured scores more, incited fear, hobbled business activity, and strained relations with other African countries.
  • Botswana Issues Travel Warning Over South Africa Unrest VOA 05 Sep 2019 -- The Botswana government has issued a travel warning to its citizens over the growing unrest in South Africa. The attacks, targeting foreign nationals in South Africa, are likely to affect Botswana, which is dependent on its neighbor for food imports and petroleum products.
  • South African Police Arrest 90 as Unrest in Cities Continues VOA 03 Sep 2019 -- South Africa's president condemned days of widespread looting and arson attacks on foreign-owned businesses across Johannesburg and the administrative capital, Pretoria, calling the violence "totally unacceptable."
  • South Africa Court: Apartheid-Era Flag Is Hate Speech VOA 22 Aug 2019 -- South Africa's Equality Court this week ruled it illegal to "gratuitously" display the apartheid-era flag, in a move that supporters say may soothe South Africa's continuing racial divides 25 years after the end of apartheid.
  • Zuma Withdraws From South African Corruption Inquiry VOA 19 Jul 2019 -- Former South African President Jacob Zuma has decided to stop testifying at a public inquiry into state corruption.
  • South African Ex-President Zuma Testimony at Corruption Probe Raises More Questions VOA 18 Jul 2019 -- Former South African President Jacob Zuma has spent three days testifying at a corruption inquiry that looks into numerous allegations of cronyism and undue influence on state organs during his time in office. But observers wonder whether Zuma is bringing answers to light, or just raising more questions.
  • Zuma Denies Corruption Allegations to Investigators VOA 15 Jul 2019 -- Former South African president Jacob Zuma has denied allegations of corruption, saying he was a victim of conspiracies to end his career, ruin his reputation and kill him.
  • White Nationalism Moves Into South African Mainstream Politics VOA 12 Jul 2019 -- White nationalism has long lurked on the fringes of South African life, stoked by far-right groups that feel their culture is under threat in the multiracial country.

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