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25 January 2017
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07 Jan 2003
'Public sector must back agricultural R&D'
Last November, representatives of development banks, governments, the scientific community, as well as consumer and farmer groups from both rich and poor countries, met in Dublin, Ireland, to...
Arms inspectors fan out across Iraq
Teams of United Nations inspectors fanned out across Iraq today and over the weekend to continue their probe of facilities for possible evidence of weapons of mass destruction.
Buthelezi to present new electoral system to Cabinet
Home Affairs Minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, is likely to present a task team report on a proposed new electoral system to Cabinet, during its first sitting, in a move likely to see the adoption of...
N Korea called upon to readmit nuclear inspectors
Warning the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) that its continued defiance would render it in non-compliance with international nuclear safeguards, the governing board of the United...
03 Jan 2003
Economists upbeat about 2003
Economists say the year 2003 will be much better for consumers and the country’s economy.
SA intensifies its food security programme
Government has since last year, embarked on a mix of interventions to alleviate the impact of high food prices on the lives of all South Africans, especially the poor, and to build food security...
12 Dec 2002
Annan makes good-governance appeal
To make progress in building a better world, the international community will need to pay much more attention to democracy, public administration and sound systems of governance, United Nations...
Economic sluggishness calls for action on trade - World Bank
A sluggish global economic outlook, with slower growth in the next 12 to 18 months than previously anticipated, will impede poverty reduction in developing countries, according to a new World Bank...
Inter-Congolese Dialogue resumes in Pretoria
The long running Inter-Congolese Dialogue that seeks to end the four-year conflict in the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo continues in Pretoria yesterday.
Sachs talks on the threats, opportunities of urbanisation
More than half the world’s population lives in urban areas and by 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow by three billion people.
US sets $5bn aside to reward good governance
African countries will be chief beneficiaries of an annual $5 billion US government programme to reward emerging markets that meet its criteria of good governance, the Financial Times reports.
Zuma concerned about Burundi fighting
The Facilitator in the Burundi cease-fire process, Deputy President Jacob Zuma, has expressed concern at the fighting that is reported to have erupted in Burundi this week.
11 Dec 2002
Initial Iraq arms assessment next week - inspector
The chief United Nations weapons inspector has predicted that an initial assessment by UN experts currently examining Iraq's declaration on its arms programme would be presented to the Security...
10 Dec 2002
Asmal unveils higher-education plan
Asmal's statement on the transformation and restructuring of the higher education system.
Only some UN members to see Iraq arms report
With Iraq’s 12,000-page declaration on its arms programme having arrived at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Security Council Presidency has decided to release the document to...
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