South Africa: a medicine the doctors won’t prescribe
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz bids farewell to Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, after a joint press conference in Pretoria. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz concluded his African trip in South Africa, during which he had previously visited Niger and Senegal. Like Germany, South Africa belongs to the G20, the group of the world’s leading economic powers, and has been invited by Scholz to the G7 summit to be held at the Bavarian Elmau Castle from June 26-28. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa
Ramaphosa, for his part, refrained from criticizing Russia, but did question the punitive measures. “Even countries that are bystanders or not part of the conflict at all will suffer from the sanctions imposed on Russia,” he said.
South Africa is one of 17 African countries that abstained in March from voting on a United Nations resolution condemning the Russian attack on Ukraine. In all, there were 35 abstentions and five votes against.
Ramaphosa said at the joint press conference that Scholz had shown understanding for those nations. The chancellor had “understood very well the reasons expressed by these countries,” the South African president said. Scholz vehemently disagreed.
High alert in South Africa due to floods that have
Speaking to the South African media on Tuesday from Kiev, Steenhuisen explained that the reason for this trip is to see for himself the devastation of the war and to gather data on the current situation and its potentially serious consequences for the economies of the African continent.
The South African government, a historic ally of Russia and its partner in the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), has so far avoided condemning Putin’s orchestrated attack on Ukraine.
Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State, began this Sunday a tour of three countries on the African continent, starting with South Africa. The official’s visit is seen as part of a competition between Russia and China against the United States and Western powers for market leadership in Africa and support for Ukraine after its invasion.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken waves as he arrives at Lanseria International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Blinken is on a 10-day trip to Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, Congo and Rwanda. AP – Andrew Harnik
The result of German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s tour through
South Africa is the southernmost country on the Black Continent, where the waters of the two oceans, the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic, meet at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of Africa. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ is one of the world’s most important nature tourism destinations, its incomparable scenic beauty, enormous cultural diversity and wealth of wildlife and natural activities attract thousands of travelers to discover a wonderful land.
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Go on safariOne of the main reasons to travel to South Africa is to observe its abundant and varied wildlife: about 300 species of mammals and 850 species of birds. Visiting a nature reserve or a national park are good options to see animals in the wild.