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26 April 2017
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26 Apr 2017
Daily Podcast – April 26, 2017
Making headlines: Shoot to kill, says 'new sheriff in town' Mbalula US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine And, Zuma says special economic zones critical to radical transformation
Updated 3 hours ago
US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine, urges truce
The US slammed South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday for the African state's "man-made" famine and ongoing conflict, urging him to fulfill a month-old pledge of a unilateral truce by...
Updated 5 hours ago
25 Apr 2017
South Sudan says secures $106 mln from donors, will buy food
South Sudan has secured $106-million from the World Bank and the African Development Bank, in part to pay for food imports as millions face starvation and to fund the construction of a road to...
24 Apr 2017
Uganda and South Sudan reach agreement on redrawing border
A long-simmering feud between Uganda and South Sudan is expected to end after both countries agreed on a blueprint for redrawing their common border. A joint technical committee from the two...
19 Apr 2017
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
13 Apr 2017
Can South Africa risk going back into CAR?
On an official visit to South Africa last week, Central African Republic (CAR) President Faustin-Archange Touadéra promised his counterpart Jacob Zuma that his country would build a monument to...
12 Apr 2017
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
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...
31 Mar 2017
Four countries face famine threat as global food crisis deepens
Global food crises worsened significantly in 2016 and conditions look set to deteriorate further this year in some areas with an increasing risk of famine, a report said on Friday. "There is a high...
29 Mar 2017
Millions of children face starvation in Africa, Yemen
Millions of children are on the brink of starvation in the worst humanitarian crisis in decades, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has warned, urgently calling for nearly $255-million to...
28 Mar 2017
Number of Kenyans going hungry doubles to 3 million
The number of Kenyans needing emergency food aid has doubled in the past three months to three-million, the Red Cross said on Tuesday, as the impact of a devastating drought worsens. Kenya is one...
27 Mar 2017
Can Kenya ensure national security while still admitting refugees?
The world has become a hostile place for refugees. The narrative often used to justify such actions is national security. The cornerstone of international refugee law is the principle of...
24 Mar 2017
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
The United Nations (UN) has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's...
22 Mar 2017
Protecting Schools from Military Use – Law, Policy, and Military Doctrine
This report collects recent and historic examples of laws, court decisions, military orders, policies, and practice by governments, armed forces, non-state armed groups, and courts aimed at...
15 Mar 2017
Daily Podcast – March 15, 2017
Making headlines: Post Office says it can prevent a grants payment crisis UN says South Sudan and the AU are stalling on human rights court And, Maine said it is the ANC Youth League’s...
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