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DVT – Your one stop diplomatic vehicle shop

Theo Pretorius, Founder of DVT
 

23 January 2024

Diplomatic Vehicle Trade has come full circle and is taking the responsibility of finding, buying and selling your car as a Diplomat. We have made it our priority to remove any of the anxiety and stress, making this process efficient, fast and safe.

Thailand and South Africa Strengthen Bilateral Ties through Trade Talks

(l-r) Ambassador of Thailand to South Africa Mungkorn Pratoomkaew, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand Jakkapong Sangmanee, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa Alvin Botes and Chief Director of Dirco Sindiswa Mququ (photo: Embassy of Thailand)
 

23 January 2024

In a series of high-level meetings, Mr. Jakkapong Sangmanee, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, engaged in bilateral discussions with South African officials, emphasizing the commitment to enhance relations and promote trade and investment between the two nations.

NAM calls for Equitable and Just Global Order
 
The 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit was held from 19 to 20 January 2024 in Kampala, Uganda (photo: Siya Duda/GCIS)
 

22 January 2024

The 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit was held from 19 to 20 January 2024 under the theme “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Affluence” in Kampala, Uganda, The summit is preceded by a meeting of the NAM Ministers held from 17 to 18 January 2024.

Peace, Integration and Development top agenda at African Union Summit

22 January 2024

The African Union summit 2024 will look into how the continent can maintain momentum in addressing issues of peace and security, regional integration, and development.

DIPLOMACY

Welcome Consul-General PAN and Happy Spring Festival

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Chinese Consul-General, Mr. PAN Qingjaing (photo:  Brand Africa Media)
 

22 January 2023

The omnipresence of the cosmos in culture and tradition remains undeniable. A reception hosted by the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Johannesburg not only underscored the significance of the moon but also celebrated the Lunar Year of the Dragon, warmly welcoming the newly appointed Consul-General, Mr. PAN Qingjaing, as he assumes his position in Johannesburg.

ChinAfrica
Integrating Knowledge and Action
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi conveys important messages during his trip to Africa, learns about local needs for future cooperation projects
By Ma Hanzhi- ChinAfrica Web Exclusive

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (left) and Tunisian President Kais Saied (second left, front) meet in Tunis, Tunisia, on 15 January (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China)

 

21 January 2024

The diplomatic protocol of the Chinese foreign minister beginning a year’s foreign visits in Africa highlights the distinct Chinese characteristics and style in its relations with Africa. For more than 30 years, such visits have allowed Chinese foreign ministers to engage in face-to-face discussions and learn first-hand about the economic and social development in Africa, thereby helping China to deepen its understanding of the continent and adjust its Africa policies.

International Year of Camelids - 2024

Heroes of deserts and highlands: Nourishing people and culture
Vicuna llamas of the Andes (photo: Pixabay)
 

18 January 2024

The United Nations declared 2024 the International Year of Camelids (IYC 2024). The Year will highlight how camelids are key to the livelihoods of millions of households in hostile environments across over 90 countries, particularly Indigenous Peoples and local communities. From alpacas to Bactrian camels, dromedaries, guanacos, llamas, and vicuñas, camelids contribute to food security, nutrition and economic growth as well as holding a strong cultural and social significance for communities across the world.

POLITICS
Nauru parliament approves motion to restore diplomatic ties with China

17-January-2024
CGTN

The Parliament of Nauru has approved and passed a motion in relation to the restoration of full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC), documents seen by CGTN confirm.President of Nauru David Adeang on Tuesday moved a motion that a resolution approving the resumption of diplomatic relations with the PRC be passed.

CHINAFRICA
Camel Industry Finds New Market
Kenya’s new trade deal to export camel products to China is good news for breeders

Camels serve as a way of transportation for tourists in Kenya (KENYA TOURISM BOARD)

 

By Gitonga Njeru
17 January 2024

Abdul Khalifa, 62, owns a large herd of camels in Kenya’s North Eastern Province. Based in the rural outskirts of Garissa, a town located 367 km northeast of the nation’s capital Nairobi, a five-and-a-half-hour bus ride, Khalifa has been breeding camels for more years than he can remember.

The 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony of the China Xuchang Entrepreneurs Association

By Wu Lu Chief Correspondent


BFM
!7 January 2024

On January 13, 2024, the Xuchang Entrepreneurs Association of Henan Province, China successfully held the 2023 Annual Awards Ceremony and the Third General Meeting of the Second Session at the Xuchang Zhongyuan International Hotel.

CHINAFRICA

Strengthening Food Solidarity
Reflections on the second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Agriculture

By Kirtan Bhana

The second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Agriculture opens in Sanya, Hainan Province, on 14 November 2023 (CNS)

 

16 January 2024

The second Forum on China-Africa Cooperation in Agriculture (FOCACA) held in Sanya, south China’s Hainan Province, from 13 to 15 November 2023 has emerged as a catalyst for enhanced food cooperation between China and Africa. The outcomes of this pivotal event deepened the commitment of the two sides to cooperation, focusing on mutual benefit, sustainable development, and common prosperity.

SA appeals to top UN court in Israel-Palestine matter

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12 January 2024

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, fears that without the intervention of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Palestinians will be destroyed. This was as South Africa approached the ICJ, under the Genocide Convention, for acts committed by Israel in the context of its attacks on Gaza.


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