South Korea seeks progress on denuclearization, proposes East Asian railroad community with China, Japan, Russia, and US

A third summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in is planned for September. While the subject of denuclearization remains at the center of the negotiation table, Moon said plans to build a railway across the peninsula will kick off this year. Moon proposed an East Asian railroad community […]

Russian diplomats urge Georgia to sign non-aggression treaty with Abkhazia and South Ossetia

The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement calling for Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia to sign a treaty on mutual non-use of force that could become the first step in arranging fully-fledged dialogue. “Over the past years Russia’s efforts in the Southern Caucasus have been aimed at the restoration of the dialogue and the […]

South Africa's land expropriation law: 'Devastating' for the country?

The proposed amendment to the South African constitution that will see farmers’ land being seized without compensation will scare away foreign investors and imperil food security, head of Transvaal Agricultural Union told RT. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday announced that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) would formally introduce an amendment into the […]

South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers' land

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving the way for land grabs without compensation. Ramaphosa, who vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country’s black population after he […]

South Africa's Two Traceys Help Lift Women Out of Poverty

When Lungile Sithole was 11, her mother killed herself. Four years later, her grandmother died, and Sithole says her “world came to an end.” Soon after, while still in high school, she moved in with her boyfriend, got pregnant and endured nine years of an emotionally abusive relationship. Shortly after Sithole left her boyfriend, things […]

South Korea’s military considering pulling troops away from DMZ border ‘on a trial basis’ amid eased tensions with North Korea

AFP South Korea is reportedly considering withdrawing some military forces and equipment from guard posts on the border with North Korea on a “trial basis.” It’s part of the South Korean defense ministry’s plan to transform the [Demilitarized Zone] into a “peace zone.” The ministry said it would also plan on designating a de facto […]

Gunmen shoot dead 11 taxi drivers in ambush in South Africa

Eleven taxi drivers have been gunned down in a “heinous” ambush outside Durban, South Africa’s police force has confirmed. The group belonging to the Ivory-Park Taxi Association in Gauteng were returning to Johannesburg from a funeral when they were set upon by gunman in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Eleven people were killed and four […]

South African plane crash shown from cabin in horrifying VIDEO

Horrifying footage of what is said to be a recent plane crash outside the South African capital, Pretoria shot from inside the Convair CV-340 plane has been published online by Airlive. The video shows the Rovos Air local flight passing low over the ground as fire is seen coming from its left wing engine, while […]