The South African government plans to keep secret an official report on the illegal mooring of the Lady R, a Russian vessel that allegedly shipped arms to the country despite sanctions over the Ukraine war.
France's foreign minister Catherine Colonna is set to fly to South Africa on 18 June for a two-day visit during which she is due to meet with the country's president, Cyril Ramaphosa.
South Africa has not found a way to avoid the ICC legal requirement to arrest Vladimir Putin at the next BRICS summit, which it is hosting in August. Instead, it is poised to inform its partners that a new venue in a different country will have to be found.
Kenya, which is keen to reduce China's economic hold over it, particularly in relation to its debt, is turning for help to other South East Asian states. President Ruto's advisers believe that their country could take example from them.
Unable to pay civil servants or county government subsidies, the Kenyan president is considering resorting to international markets to cope with a cash shortage.