Foreign assets belonging to Gaddafi – who was ousted and killed during a revolt in 2011 – or his family are regarded by many Libyan citizens as state-owned property that should be repatriated. It is thought the South African haul could be the biggest to date, though still only a fraction of the estimated total of $80bn. … [Read more...] about ‘Gaddafi’s banker’ Bashir Saleh seen in South Africa
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Composed knocks from skipper Meg Lanning and vice-captain Rachael Haynes saw the Australian women's cricket team secure a four-wicket win over South Africa in their warm-up clash ahead of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women's T20 World Cup at Karen Rolton Oval in Adelaide on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Women’s T20 World Cup: Australia fight back against South Africa, Sri Lanka stun England
South Africa are targeting the 2021 50-over World Cup for glory so they may be willing to settle for something less in the event. The ICC's rankings puts them sixth, which suggests that getting out of the group, which includes higher-ranked England and West Indies, will be tough but there's a powerful motivation for them to punch above their weight. The coaching staff's contracts end in April and a top-four finish would be a long way to seeing them retained. … [Read more...] about Experienced core gives South Africa hope of knockouts
“I’m hoping to stay involved with the T20 team right through the World Cup,” Hussey says. “It is a fantastic environment, I really like that the guys work so hard and there is some real excitement about the tournament that will be on our doorstep. … [Read more...] about Mike Hussey hails ‘focused and driven’ Australia ahead of South Africa series
Studied at UK's University of Bradford, obtaining a PhD in philosophy and strategic planning in 1984 Married UK aid worker Emma McCune in 1991; she died while pregnant Switched sides on several occasions during the north-south conflict as he sought to strengthen his position and that of his Nuer ethnic group Sacked as South Sudan's vice-president in July 2013 Denied he was plotting a coup in December 2013 - but his fallout with President Kiir led to more than two years of conflict Sworn in again as vice-president in April 2016 as part of an internationally brokered peace deal Fled into DR Congo after fighting resumed in July 2016, before going to South Africa Critics in the SPLM believed Mr Machar was becoming too powerful when President Kiir sacked him from the government in 2013. … [Read more...] about Riek Machar: South Sudan warlord turned peacemaker?