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The Shifting Paradigm of Democracy

By Kirtan Bhana


18 March 2024

Launched three years ago, the Democracy Summit became a necessary discourse to examine and strengthen democratic processes and governance, which in many instances seem to have become flawed and convoluted. The Summit, currently taking place in Korea, has an ideal opportunity to thoroughly scrutinize the current systems of democratic governance and determine an outcome that will bring renewed value to a system of governance of the people, by the people, for the people.

Insight Africa

How Climate Change, El Niño and Ethiopian Dam Endanger Egyptian Agriculture

By Mirna Fahmy
A market in Cairo, Egypt (photo:

Sweltering temperatures in the summer of 2023, caused by a combination of global warming and the El Niño weather phenomenon, fried Egypt's crops, reducing harvests. Walking down the streets, at every shop, olive oil-bottled products would always flourish on the market’s shelves in a mesmerising stack. The heap would capture the glares to choose from among the varieties.

South Africa and Ghana strengthen relations
President Cyril Ramaphosa and President Nana Akufo-Addo of the Republic of Ghana interacting with delegates at the South Africa-Ghana Business Forum held at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand (photo: Kopano Tlape/GCIS)

13 March 2024

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ghanaian counterpart, President Nana Akufo-Addo, have reaffirmed the importance of the continued nurturing of the existing historic relations and bonds of friendship between the two countries.


BRICS expresses interests of global majority, says Russian presidential aide Ushakov

Aide to the President of Russia for Foreign Policy Yuri Ushakov's interview with TASS

12 March 2024

Russia took the rotating presidency of the BRICS group in 2024. Yuri Ushakov, Russian presidential foreign policy aide, has granted TASS an interview in which he previewed Moscow's priorities, prospects for BRICS development and expansion, and commented on the West's attempts to impede the association’s activities.

A Port of Opening Up
Border cities in Xinjiang are playing an important part in China’ cross-border rail transportation
By Yang Shuangshuang

The border gate at the city of Alashankou


11 March 2024 

The expedition of Chinese explorer Zhang Qian more than 2,000 years ago is considered to be the foundation of the ancient Silk Road. Today, his legendary exploration of the ancient Silk Road is renowned worldwide. Venturing across the Eurasian continent with camel caravans laden with silk, spices, tea, and other Chinese goods, he forged vital trade routes of the Silk Road. Xinjiang has had a central role in that trade.


CMG and Africa Policy Institute host seminar on China-Africa Cooperation
By CGTN Africa

11 March 2024

CMG Africa and Africa Policy Institute held a joint seminar on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya, under the theme ‘Enhancing China-Africa Cooperation in New Quality Productive Forces to Realize High-Quality Growth’.

Awards for Social Cohesion
Insight Africa

Turquoise Harmony Institution's Executive Director and Social Cohesion Advocate Ayhan Cetin (far left), along with other social cohesion advocates, and Deputy Director at Department of Arts and Culture Nhlanhla Nkobi (far right), pictured with the students whose projects received awards.Kiya Singh, an 11th-grade student from Star College Durban, honored as the top student for his project, stands in the center of the front row.

11 March 2024

The Department of Sport, Arts, and Culture (DSAC) for South Africa together with the Turquoise Harmony Institute organized its second collaborative awards ceremony for the "Social Cohesion Project Competition for High School Students" at the Radisson Blu Hotel on March 1. Mandisa Chikwatamba, the Deputy Director-General of DSAC who delivered the keynote speech during the event, praised Turquoise's work as a prime example of the contributions expected from the private sector.

Invest in Women: Ending the Patriarchy requires Money on the Table

by Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations

8 March 2024

The fight for women’s rights over the past fifty years is a story of progress.

Women and girls have demolished barriers, dismantled stereotypes and driven progress towards a more just and equal world. Women’s rights were finally recognised as fundamental and universal human rights. Hundreds of millions more girls are in classrooms around the world. And pioneering leaders have smashed glass ceilings across the globe.

Thailand Armed Forces Day 2024
by Anisha Pemjee
Pictured at the celebration (l-r) Colonel Charkrit Proungsuwan, Defence Attaché of Thailand,  Ms Kamolpatr Patoomkaew, Mr. Mungkorn Pratoomkaew, Ambassador of Thailand and Jirayu Proungsuwan (photo: TDS)

7 March 2024

Colonel Charkrit Proungsuwan, Defence Attaché of Thailand and Mr. Mungkorn Pratoomkaew, Ambassador of Thailand hosted a reception on the occasion of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day. This day is commemorated each year on January 18 to mark the victory of King Naresuan, the Great in a battle against the Vice-King of Burma in 1593.

Ambassador Chen bids a heartfelt farewell to South Africa
by Kirtan Bhana - TDS
Ambassador Chen Xiaodong and Madame Zhang Bin deliver a farewell toast as their tour of duty in South Africa concludes (photo: Embassy of China)

7 March 2024

After ‘a sweet almost three and a half years of living and working in this beautiful country,’ Ambassador Chen Xiaodong of the PRC comes to the end of his tour of duty in South Africa.

African Union delivers Oral Statement before the International Court of Justice for Palestine

6 March 2024

On February 26 the African Union (AU) intervened before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), in proceedings lodged by the United Nations General Assembly requesting the Court to opine on the legal status of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories, and the legal consequences resulting from this legal status.

Commencement of Astana's Chairmanship of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea

by Askhat Orazbay, Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), in which Kazakhstan holds the chairmanship for 2024-2026

The IFAS is aimed at improving the situation in the Aral Sea basin and serving the interests of the peoples and states of Central Asia for 30 years.

In modern realities, with ubiquitous population growth, rapid economic development of states, and an increase in water consumption per capita, the burden on the environment is steadily increasing. Such an intensification of anthropogenic impact provokes and accelerates the processes of global climate change.

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