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Cyril Ramaphosa

  •  June 6, 2022 
Street food diners at an informal kitchen in Soweto Township, South Africa
JOHANNESBURG — With no peace deal in sight to end Russia’s war in Ukraine, South Africa’s economy is feeling the pain from the conflict, about 9,000 miles away. Prices of grains, chicken, cooking oil and bread —  mainstays of South Africa’s food economy — have shot up on the back of Russia’s invasion, which …
  •  December 4, 2020 
Covid-19 and its vaccine get their own special session; steps to select the next United Nations leader must begin; pressure builds on the United States to rejoin the Paris Agreement on climate change. You are reading This Week @UN, summarizing the most-pressing issues facing the international organization. The information is gathered from the UN spokesperson’s …
  •  December 3, 2020 
In the last hurrah of its two-year term, South Africa happens to be president of the Security Council in December, so it is making the most of its final month by holding a debate on the all-important United Nations-African Union relationship. South Africa is also chairing the African Union this year, until February 2021, …
  •  April 17, 2018 
When the monthlong winter session of the United Nations Human Rights Council opened at the end of February, expectations were high that progress would be made on reforms demanded by the United States and supported by many other nations, although not in as threatening terms as those of Nikki Haley, the Trump administration’s ambassador …
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