Showing posts with label South Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Africa. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe's President Mugabe 'under house arrest'

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, South African President Jacob Zuma has said in a statement, after the Zimbabwean military appeared to have taken control of the country.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

MH370: un nouveau débris d'avion va être envoyé en Australie

Un nouveau débris d'avion retrouvé par un touriste sud-africain au Mozambique va être envoyé en Australie pour y être analysé et déterminer s'il provient du vol MH370 de Malaysia Airlines disparu il y a deux ans, ont indiqué samedi les autorités aériennes australiennes.

Monday, June 15, 2015

ICC 'disappointed' in failure to arrest Bashir (prosecutor)

The International Criminal Court's chief deputy prosecutor Monday voiced disappointment at South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, as the African leader jetted back to Khartoum, saying it had breached its obligations.

Sudan’s Bashir flies out of South Africa despite court order

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir flew out of South Africa on Monday, dodging a court order for him to stay as judges weighed up whether he should be arrested over alleged war crimes and genocide.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nobel laureates visit Dharamsala to show support for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

DHARAMSALA: Two prominent women Nobel laureates expressed their strong support to His Holiness the Dalai Lama as they arrived in Dharamsala today to join the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the conferment of Nobel Peace prize on the Tibetan spiritual leader in 1989. His Holiness the Dalai Lama was awarded the Nobel Peace prize for leading a non-violent struggle to restore freedom in Tibet.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Four Nobel peace laureates refuse to attend summit in South Africa

DHARAMSHALA: Nobel peace laureates Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, Leymah Gbowee and a representative of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) are pulling the plug on their scheduled trip to South Africa to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, being held October 13-15.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

14 Nobel Laureates Urge South African President to Give Dalai Lama Visa

[AFP]
JOHANNESBURG:  Fourteen Nobel Peace Laureates have asked President Jacob Zuma to guarantee the Dalai Lama a visa to South Africa, after the Tibetan spiritual leader was forced to abandon a trip to the country.
The Dalai Lama was to attend a summit of Nobel peace prize winners in Cape Town next month, the first-ever meeting of its kind in Africa.
But, according to an aide, he cancelled after Pretoria denied him a visa in a bid to avoid angering China, which regards the Buddhist monk as a campaigner for Tibetan independence.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Cape Town appalled by South African Government’s position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visa

DHARAMSHALA: The Mayor of Cape Town has expressed her dismay at the South African government’s position on His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s visa.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama was to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town in October. “We have informally received contact that His Holiness won’t get his visa,” Nangsa Chodon, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s representative in South Africa, told Reuters.

“Based on further discussions with the Dalai Lama’s representatives both in South Africa and Dharamsala, it has now become clear that the officials from the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) contacted the Dalai Lama’s office to inform them that the South Africa government would not grant him a visa to attend the summit, due to sensitivities related to the Chinese government,” Patricia de Lille, the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, said in a statement on 5 September.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

South Africa refuses Dalai Lama visa for Nobel summit. (The refusal could provoke a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit)

CAPE TOWN: South Africa has refused to grant a visa for the Dalai Lama to attend the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Cape Town next month, his representative said on Thursday.

The government "conveyed by phone to me they will not be able to grant the visa for the reason that it would disturb relations between China and South Africa," Nangsa Choedon told AFP.

The refusal could provoke a boycott of the 14th annual peace summit, according to a spokesman for South African laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Deputy FM Gerontopoulos visits Johannesburg’s SAHETI Greek school – Meetings with the Greek community (18 November 2013)

Hellenic MoFA,Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Deputy Foreign Minister Kyriakos Gerontopoulos today visited Johannesburg’s SAHETI Greek school, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of its founding this year.

Mr. Gerontopoulos was welcomed by Georgios Bizos – the school’s founder, lawyer to Nelson Mandela, and emblematic figure in South Africa – members of the board of directors, teaching staff, and students. Mr. Bizos expressed his gratitude to Mr. Gerontopoulos for the longstanding support of the Greek state in SAHETI’s efforts to maintain the Greek language and culture through the provision of educators seconded from Greece.

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