On the 30th anniversary of the release of Nelson Mandela, President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken the opportunity to reflect on the state of the country. Yet his words were more of a rumination about the problems his government has not yet fixed.
An economic and political heavyweight, South Africa has the clout to get things done while chairing the AU. It's also a chance for the country to improve its reputation after recent years, DW's Ludger Schadomsky writes.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's three-day trip to South Africa and Angola will address migration. But expect economic talks to get plenty of attention as well.
Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair also discusses the war in Libya and business investments in South Africa.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has accepted the task, saying that a solution was surely possible. Egyptian officials have occasionally threatened military action against the dam.
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