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Five killed by suspected rebels in eastern DRC

17 February 2018, 5:25 PM

Five people were killed Saturday in an ambush by suspected Ugandan Islamist rebels in the Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo’s chronically troubled east, officials said.

AU adopts reform measures to improve effectiveness

30 January 2018, 4:14 PM

The African Union summit has agreed that the continent should adopt some reform measures, to improve the effectiveness of the Union.

Heads of State also vowed to have better operation of the Union.

Africa to work towards self dependence: AU

30 January 2018, 7:45 AM

The African Union Summit in Ethiopia has ended with the heads of State vowing to work towards the continent’s self dependence and better operation of the Union.

UN blue flag no longer offers natural protection– Report

25 January 2018, 9:30 PM

A new report on improving security for United Nations Peacekeepers says the blue flag no longer offers natural protection and that peacekeeping operations need to change their posture and preparedness in the field. The recommendations were submitted this week by a team of experts led by retired Brazilian Lieutenant General Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz, […]

Life Esidimeni disaster features strongly in Human Rights Watch report

18 January 2018, 5:40 PM

Human Rights Watch (HRW), Southern Africa Director, Dewa Mavhinga says the Life Esidimeni deaths have been the standout issue of human rights violations in the past year.

Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

25 December 2017, 6:20 PM

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after U.S. President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Francis spoke of the Middle East conflict and other world flashpoints in his “Urbi et Orbi” (to the city […]

A chance for the International Criminal Court to fix sex crimes injustice

18 December 2017, 9:48 AM

The ICC marks the 20th anniversary of the Rome Statute that established it, next year.

Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

19 November 2017, 4:19 PM

Zimbabwe’s ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

SA to attend United Nations ministerial meeting

13 November 2017, 7:45 PM

Close to 100 countries, including South Africa, will attend a two-day United Nations ministerial meeting beginning on Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada where improving the gender balance of peacekeeping operations and ending the recruitment of child soldiers will be among the main focal points.

SADC health officials focussing on non-communicable diseases

9 November 2017, 4:06 PM

Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are wrapping up the second day of high level talks aimed at improving primary health care and advancing systems of responding to disease outbreaks.



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