How Brics made a former champion of human rights into the muzzled lapdog of suspect superpowers

11 April 2021 - 00:00 By and barney mthombothi

SA makes a cameo, and unflattering, appearance in Barack Obama's best-selling first volume of his presidential memoirs, A Promised Land. The scene is the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. Obama tells of a dramatic confrontation with Wen Jiabao, the Chinese premier who was at the summit with his Brics colleagues Brazil, Russian, India and SA. ..

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