Putin bans ‘unfriendly’ investors from selling key energy stakes

This general view taken on July 8, 2018, shows the Kremlin and Moscow State University (back) in Moscow, Russia. (MLADEN ANTONOV / AFP) MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday banning "unfriendly" investors from making transactions with their shares in strategic Russian enterprises and projects until the end of the year. […]

S. Africa’s Ramaphosa on knife edge as crises spur leadership race

President of ruling African National Congress and South Africa President Ramaphosa addresses the 6th National Policy Conference in Johannesburg on July 29, 2022. (AP PHOTO) JOHANNESBURG – South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa is beset by crises that have cast doubt on his presidency and left him vulnerable to a leadership challenge as his party begins the […]

Kenya presidential wildcard vows to erase debt with ‘ganja solution’

Roots party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah gestures to his supporters during a campaign rally in Ruai, Nairobi on July 27, 2022, ahead of Kenya's August 2022 general election. (SIMON MAINA / AFP) NAIROBI – Sexagenarian reggae aficionado and presidential candidate George Wajackoyah is convinced he has the right medicine for the ills troubling Kenya's voters: […]