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Ethiopian Prime Minister Steps into Sudan

As Sudan’s situation quickly deters, Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed,  has stepped in after the alliance of Sudan’s main opposition groups have accepted his assistance as a mediator in stalled negotiations with the Transitional Nati...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

Sudan: A Case of Autocratic Interests and International Selective Empathy

Following attacks on peaceful protestors outside the ministry of defence in Sudan last week Monday by security forces and the civil disobedience in an attempt to get the Transitional Military Council to hand over government power to civi...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

Government of National Unity Tries to Restore Calm in Libya

Libya’s leader of the Government of National Unity, Fayez al-Sarraj  announced Sunday new moves to restore calm in a country with ever-rising tensions.The political move calls for the simultaneous holding of presidential and legislative ...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

'Climate Apartheid' Between Rich and Poor Looms, UN Expert Warns

A UN expert has warned of a possible "climate apartheid", where the rich pay to escape from hunger, "while the rest of the world is left to suffer".Even if current targets are met, "millions will be impoverished", said Philip Alston, the...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Migrant Deaths Globally Top 32,000 Since 2014 - IOM

The International Organization for Migration says more than 32,000 migrants worldwide have died or gone missing between 2014 and 2018, with most fatalities occurring on the deadly Mediterranean Sea crossing from North Africa to Europe.Th...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Africa: UN Women Releases Report on Equality, Families

The United Nations says women's rights have advanced over the past decades but gender inequality and violence still exists within families. U.N. Women, also known as the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Wo...

Joburg Post·4 months ago

Global Warming to Slash Equivalent of 80 Million Jobs by 2030

As climate change worsens, growing heat stress on workers in agriculture and other sectors will cause a productivity loss equal to 80 million full-time jobs over the next decade, the UN warned on Monday. A report from the International L...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

South Africa’s First SDG Report Card: How to Move Beyond Ticking Boxes

South Africa will present its first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations on July 17. This report will provide a rather extensive snapshot of the country’s progress towards the 169 ambitious targets. ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

100 People killed in Dogan Village Ethnic attack

An ethnic attack in a Dogon village has in Sobame Da, near Sanga town in the Mopti region of Mali resulted in the deaths of close to 100 people, about a third of Sobame Da’s population. Another in an ever-lengthening line of ethnic cente...

Neo Sithole·4 months ago

Somaliland Steps Up Diplomatic Efforts to Secure International Recognition

Somaliland has stepped up diplomatic efforts to secure recognition from the international community as a sovereign nation. Despite declaring independence in 1991, Somaliland is still considered by many members of the international com...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

11 Dead as Sudan Security Forces Clash with Protesters

At least 11 people were killed in clashes with Sudan's security forces during mass demonstrations demanding a transition to civilian rule, Sudanese activists said Monday. Tens of thousands of people flooded the streets of the capital,...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Libya Migrant Centre Attack May Amount to War Crime: UN Envoy

The UN Security Council has failed to condemn the deadly air raid on a migrant detention centre in the Libyan capital Tripoli amid global outrage over the attack that killed 44 people and wounded 130 others. Earlier, the United Nation...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Context Matters in Fighting Ebola: Lessons From West Africa for the DRC

There seems to be no end in sight to the Ebola outbreak that has swept through the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) since last August. By 19 June, nearly 1500 peoplehad died. Uganda is on high alert after three positive cases, two ...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

How Women in Kenya Mobilised for Peace After Surviving Violence

Women are rarely represented adequately at peace negotiations yet they make up half the population of any country in conflict or at war. This remains the case despite increasing global policy awareness on how women are affected by confli...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Death Toll in Hotel Attack in Kismayu Rises to 26

The death toll from the attack on a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu has risen to 26, with Kenyans, Americans, a Briton and Tanzanians among the dead, Jubbaland region's president said on Saturday. A presidential candidate for up...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Ghana Hopes to Benefit From Hosting Africa’s Free Trade Area Secretariat

Ghana has been chosen by the African Union (AU) to host the secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area. It beat other competing countries including Egypt, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar and Senegal to win the bid. As a...

Adu Owusu Sarkodie·3 months ago

Burundi’s 2020 Elections: Chance of Violence?

Burundi’s vice president rare interview saying the troubled country is now peaceful clash with reports of abuses are up ahead of next year’s election as some people worry President Pierre Nkurunziza will run for a fourth term. An Associa...

Joburg Post·3 months ago

Migrants Must Be Part of South Africa’s Universal health Plan. Here’s Why

Seven years ago the United Nations (UN) endorsed universal health coverage as key to sustainable development and global security. The South African government has taken up the challenge. President Cyril Ramaphosa has underscored the gove...

Sasha Frade & Jo Vearey·3 months ago

Kenya Calls for Al-Shabaab to Formally Listed as Terrorist Group by UN

Kenya believes that if the United Nations formally classifies Somali militia group, Al-Shabaab, as a terrorist group, then there would be more action on combating the extremists. According to the report by The East African, Kenya will be...

Joburg Post·2 months ago