South Africa

The stolen copper is usually trafficked to China and India for manufacturing electronic components.

In a continent where two thirds of the population lack electricity, South Africa is the only country with a civilian nuclear industry, with two reactors in service.

South Africa's economy contracted at the start of the year in a surprisingly sharp downturn for Africa's most industrialized nation.

South African authorities have detained three Chinese vessels and 100 crew members for allegedly illegal fishing in Indian Ocean waters.