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BRICS Cultural Cooperation: South African living in China

One of the key aspects of the BRICS partnership is the cultural cooperation between the five countries.  This has led to citizens from the five countries finding employment and getting to study full-time in different BRICS countries. The BRICS Journal team sat down with a student from the Wuhan University in Wuhan, Hubei, China, to […]

DRC Elections 2018 – two former leadership banned from running

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will be going to their Presidential elections in December this year. The top Presidential candidate, the former Deputy President was excluded from running from the presidential election by the top count in DRC because of his International Criminal Court witness tempering conviction. Former President, Jean-Pierre Bemba, was part of […]

China gives SA R375 Billion for recession stimulus package

After it was report that South Africa had fallen into a technical recession last week, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, promise that he would provide a stimulus package to revive the South African economy. Today it’s been announced China would provide South Africa with R375 Billion to finance the recession stimulus package, improving infrastructure and […]

BRICS Countries ranked Namibia’s third largest market

Four members of the BRICS bloc, Brazil, Russia, India and China were ranked the third largest market for the Namibian domestic economy, according to Namibia’s statistics agency (NSA). Every year BRICS countries are the largest market (excluding South Africa) according to the NSA quarterly statistics bulletin for the second quarter of 2018. There has been […]

India, Brazil research centres sign a MoU in creation of an Agri Innovation Corridor

The Centre of Cellular and Molecular platforms (C-CAMP) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AgriHub. C-CAMP is bio incubator and innovavtion hub and AgriHub is an initiative of the State of Mato Grosso in Brazil (FAMATO). The agreement aims at promoting the best science innovations in agriculture in Brazil and India. According to Businessline […]

Brazil-Argentina submarine cable

Facebook and GlobeNet are working on an undersea cable system that will travel between Brazil and Argentina to further enhance the internet service of the region. The cable system will provide a stronger connection from the United States to Southern parts of South America. The 2500km undersea cable will link the Brazilian cities of Rio […]

BRICS countries undertaking a joint research on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) – Blockchain

India’s Union cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) on a collaborative research of Distributed Ledger Technology. The memorandum of understanding is an initiative of the BRICS bloc (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa collaboration). The initiative is driven under the BRICS interbank cooperation with an aim of understanding the blockchain and finding […]

Egypt raises tariffs up to 60 percent for imported goods

Egypt’s president has imposed an increase of tariffs on hundreds of imported products, the second time in less than three years. The official Gazette published President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s decree on Wednesday with a long list of over 5,791 items, 23 percent of which include machinery and equipment imported by tourist establishments, fruit juices and baby […]