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Sushma Swaraj visits South Africa to Attend BRICS, IBSA Summits

IBSA Summits

External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj on June 4 arrived here on a five-day visit to South Africa during which she will meet top leadership of the country and will also attend meetings of BRICS and IBSA – the two major groupings where India has been playing a key role. Swaraj will also attend a series of events marking the 125th anniversary

Celebrating Africa Month in May

Africa Month Celebration

Every year, the month of May brings with it a reason for celebration for the natives of the African continent. The 25th of May marks the occasion of the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). Established in 1963, this year will be the organisation’s 55th anniversary. Africa Day, as it is now known, is a symbol of the

Jacob Zuma Resigns as South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa to Take over

Jacob Zuma

New Delhi: Jacob Zuma has been forced to step down as president of nation. The controversial president announced his resignation in a televised address to the nation. "I have to come to a decision to resign with immediate effect," he said late on Wednesday in Pretoria. Zuma's resignation followed weeks of intense public pressure to step down amid long-standing corruption allegations. Zuma, a former

How Water Crisis Brought the City of Cape Town to its Knees

Cape Town

New Delhi: South Africa's Cape Town is facing a drought so severe it would usually be expected only once every 384 years. The army is on standby and the government has introduced several “demand management” techniques to further reduce usage. From pressure management (lowering consumption by reducing the rate and intensity at which water flows to taps) to high water-usage tariffs,

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