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‘Policy critical to SA’s developmental trajectory’

7 June 2019, 9:24 PM

The issue of policy consensus is critical to South Africa’s developmental trajectory. That is the view of the United Nations Development Programme’s newly-appointed Resident Representative to South Africa, Economist Dr Ayodele Odusola, who assumes the role later in June.

World Bank scales up support for Cyclone Idai hit nations

3 May 2019, 3:52 PM

The World Bank has increased emergency support for the three southern African countries affected by a devastating cyclone that killed hundreds in March to $700 million, the lender said on Friday.

SA urges UN not to undermine positive developments in DRC

18 March 2019, 8:13 PM

South Africa has urged the United Nations Security Council not to undermine the positive political developments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since the disputed election of President Felix Tshisekedi in January but rather to accompany the peace process.

IORA member states urged to fast-track regional development

2 November 2018, 9:34 PM

Member states of the Indian Ocean Rim Association ( IORA) have to earnestly implement resolutions from their annual meetings of  fast-tracking development and fostering of peace in the region.

Africa lags behind in infrastructure development

3 November 2017, 8:26 PM

Cape Town has just played host to the First African Roundtable on Infrastructure Governance, the first of two in Sub-Saharan Africa.

African nations must address youth struggles: AU

26 January 2017, 7:22 PM

The time has come for the African governments to address the alienation of young people which fuels frustrations and create a sense of helplessness, says the AU’s Dr Aisha Abdullahi.

16-year-old Swedish Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City.

You have stolen my dreams,’ angry teen activist tells UN climate summit

24 September 2019, 7:29 AM

The Swedish campaigner’s brief address electrified the start of a summit aimed at mobilising government and business to break international paralysis over carbon emissions.

Libyans carrying the Libya flag

Lack of funding may prevent over half of Libya’s local elections

5 February 2019, 4:21 PM

At least 69 municipal councils out of 120 in Libya may not hold elections in March due to a lack of funding by the UN-backed government.

‘Golden handshake’ for DR Congo’s outgoing ministers

1 February 2019, 9:29 PM

In the weeks leading up to Democratic Republic of Congo’s controversial election, those leaving power quietly passed two decrees guaranteeing themselves money and benefits that would ensure their financial security for decades to come.

Solar panels being put in place

Solar cures energy ills at Zimbabwe’s power-short clinics

22 December 2018, 5:02 PM

The giant solar panels mounted on the roof of Budiriro Polyclinic, a public health centre in Harare, bring a smile to the faces of patients, including 40-year-old Alen Tafirei.

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