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25 April 2017
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21 Apr 2017
Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya – IOM
The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe pledged Niger money to help it fight...
12 Apr 2017
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
30 Mar 2017
GCIS: Statement on the Cabinet meeting of 29 March 2017
Cabinet met on Wednesday, 29 March 2017 at the Union Buildings. President Jacob Zuma chaired the Cabinet meeting, which was postponed to later in the afternoon, to enable members to attend the...
02 Mar 2017
How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty
A man-made famine? That question has been on the lips a lot in recent days after it was declared in South Sudan. The last time this happened in Africa, or anywhere, was in Somalia in 2011. The...
15 Dec 2016
UN: South Sudan on brink of ethnic civil war
South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region", the head of a team of United Nationas (UN) human rights investigators told the UN Human...
14 Dec 2016
Making the Case – The Dangers of Killer Robots and the Need for a Preemptive Ban
The debate about fully autonomous weapons has continued to intensify since the issue reached the international stage four years ago.[1] Lawyers, ethicists, military personnel, human rights...
29 Nov 2016
Half of Central African Republic in need of humanitarian assistance
With nearly half the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) in need of humanitarian assistance, some $400-million is required over the coming year to shore up relief efforts that will be...
04 Nov 2016
GCIS: 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa
The 1st International Conference on Military Law in South Africa, hosted by the South African National Defence Force and the Defence Legal Services Division over the period 31 October to 4 November...
28 Oct 2016
DA: David Maynier says billions of rands of wasteful expenditure buried in MTBPS 2016
The Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, claims that government is committed to reducing waste. However, careful scrutiny of the 2016/17 Adjusted Estimates of Expenditure reveals shocking levels of...
10 Oct 2016
Poor regulation of mining and coal-fired power generation in SA reported to UN Human Rights Council for violating human rights
Poorly-regulated mining and coal-fired power generation in South Africa are responsible for air and water pollution, destruction of arable land, and biodiversity loss, violating the human rights of...
06 Oct 2016
WFTU: George Mavrikos: Address by General Secretary of WFTU, at the 17th World Trade Union Congress, Durban (05/10/2016)
Comrades of South Africa, of the country of Mandela, of Mabhida, of Mtshali, of the land of the heroes of the working class, of the land that has shed rivers of blood of its best children in the...
21 Sep 2016
Unctad proposes import-substitution strategy for South Africa
African economies will grow on average by only 2% in 2016 and South Africa by just 0.3%, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development’s (Unctad’s) latest Trade and Development Report...
19 Sep 2016
GCIS: Deputy Minister, Ms Henrietta Bogopane-Zulu arrived in Geneva
Team South Africa will be before the (CRC) in Geneva to interact on matters pertaining to South Africa’s implementation of the provisions of the CRC. The CRC will hold its seventy-third session at...
23 Aug 2016
DIRCO: Luwellyn Landers: Address by Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr. Luwellyn Landers MP, at the Sixteenth Annual Regional Seminar on the Implementation of Humanitarian Law, Pretoria (23/08/2016)
It is my honour and privilege to deliver an opening address on this auspicious occasion of the 16th Annual Regional Seminar on the implementation of International Humanitarian Law.
15 Jul 2016
El Niño: The Silent Emergency (July 2016)
In April 2016, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, alerted governments gathered in Geneva that they collectively faced “an alarming funding gap of over $2.2 billion”...
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