18 Dec 2023

South Africa correspondent Debora Patta

From Nine To Noon, 9:45 am on 18 December 2023
Ukrainians work outside the rubble of a cafe destroyed by a Russian missile attack in the village of Hroza in eastern Ukraine killing at least 51 people.

A missile strike on a Ukrainian cafe earlier this year. Photo: AFP

Debora wraps up the big stories of 2023 across South Africa and also Ukraine, where she has spent much time.

It's been an unstable year for Africa with several coups, and in Ukraine, a counter-offensive has failed to make any headway.

Debora also discusses her investigation into child labour in Ghana, on cocoa plants.

Debora Patta is a CBS News foreign correspondent based in South Africa.