The BRICS group is still young as an organization, but has already proven its effectiveness. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa are coordinating their policies on key international issues ever more closely, and are playing an active part in shaping a multipolar world order and developing modern models for the world’s financial and trading systems.
At the 15th BRICS Summit in South Africa, Algeria’s candidacy was not retained to join the 5-member grouping; six out of 23 candidates were chosen: Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. While politically, Algeria is the ideal candidate, its economic standing might not have been attractive enough, at least not yet. The pause before eventual membership in the BRICS at a later date should entice Algeria to accelerate long-overdue domestic reforms, reflect, innovate, and bolster efforts to position itself as an indisputable player on the global stage
A host of South African Chambers of Commerce and trade organisations have welcomed an offer from the Indian Consulate in Johannesburg to use the various initiatives started by the government of India to boost mutual trade
Washington has funded, supported and white-washed far-right violence and even neo-Nazism in Ukraine for years. So this time it might just try to find a way to get rid of Zelensky, as it often does with its allies, and proxies. And a former far-right activist Alexey Arestovich might be just the right man for the job.
The process of training Ukrainian pilots for some of the most basic F-16 variants is already taking too long. Retraining them for a modernized version would take even longer and that's without taking into account the time and resources needed to upgrade the existing F-16s slated for the Kiev regime forces. What's more, there's also the question of training the ground crews that are supposed to conduct maintenance, repairs and other logistics, further exacerbating the issue.