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Pretoria said in a government gazette published on May 29 that such immunity is routinely granted ahead of key events and is not meant to shield anyone in particular.
Although Kenya continues to project a non-alignment stance on the Ukraine war, the East African nation sees Moscow as a key partner in trade and investment.
Defence Minister Thandi Modise said the government ordered the ammunition in 2018 but delivery was delayed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But she refused to release the cargo documents to parliament.
South Africa could possibly host Vladimir Putin in August 2023 despite an International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against the Russian president, as the order lacks the backing of the UN Security Council.
During the second day of the Council of Europe Summit in Reykjavik, Iceland, prominent leaders announced the creation of a register of damage for Ukraine as the first step towards an international compensation mechanism for victims.
Ramaphosa’s comments came after US allegations that weapons were loaded from a naval base in Cape Town in December onto a Russian ship called the ‘Lady R’, destined for use in Ukraine.
Ronald Lamola, South Africa’s Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, has said the government is exploring ways to address the touchy issue of a possible visit by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in August.
South Africa is hosting what could turn out to be a historic meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) this August, where the leading emerging markets will invite new members to join an expanded "BRICS+" club
South Africa has reportedly warned President Vladimir Putin not to come to the BRICS summit in August, as he will be arrested if he does.
The crimes committed during the war included the killing of civilians by separatist forces, arson, and looting of homes, torture of prisoners of war, and preventing displaced persons from returning to their homes.
South Africa has rescinded a statement by its leader that it will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) ahead of hosting the BRICS summit, which Vladimir Putin, wanted by the court for war crimes, would otherwise attend.
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party says that it will quit the International Criminal Court to allow President Vladimir Putin to attend the upcoming BRICS summit.
The International Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant for Russian President Vladimir Putin on March 16 for the illegal deportation of at least 100 Ukrainian children.
The Kremlin had responded with threats of "serious consequences" if Yerevan ratifies the Rome Statute on the International Criminal Court.
Such a trip would cause uproar – International Criminal Court has issued arrest warrant for Russian leader, while it is also under pressure to investigate Turkish strongman’s administration for crimes against humanity.
This summit was very short on tangible outcomes but huge on symbolism of this allegedly “no-limit” friendship.
South Africa declares a state of disaster as it grapples with a severe energy crisis that has far-reaching impacts on its economy and society. The country's coal-fired power plants, which generate 95% of its electricity, fail to provide enough power.
Budapest claims that the move "hurts the cherished unity of Nato".
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second day of talks on China’s plan for the settlement of the Ukrainian conflict and expanding economic and trade ties.