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Mugabe likens Trump to the biblical Goliath

Friday 22 September 2017 05:50

President Robert Mugabe has likened United States President Donald Trump to the biblical Goliath who threatens the extinction of other countries.


SA joins UN HIV-Aids programme

Thursday 21 September 2017 21:35

SA has joined with the UN Programme on HIV and Aids to announce a new breakthrough pricing agreement that could revolutionize the treatment and management of HIV in low to middle income countries.


Trump deeply disturbed by Congo, South Sudan violence

Thursday 21 September 2017 06:06

United States President Donald Trump says he is deeply disturbed by the on-going violence in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.


President Jacob Zuma was addressing the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Zuma calls for dismantling of nuclear weapons

Thursday 21 September 2017 06:01

President Jacob Zuma has called for UN member states to dismantle their nuclear weapons and instead use them for peaceful means.


World leaders continue to tackle issues regarding reformation

Thursday 21 September 2017 05:50

World Leaders will continue to address the UN General Assembly through the weekend, tackling issues of UN reform, climate change and terrorism among a host of issues.


Iran-US in war of words on UN nuclear treaty

Wednesday 20 September 2017 20:57

Iran wouldn't be the first country to violate the international agreement guaranteeing that its nuclear programme is for peaceful means but would respond decisively to any party that violates.


Zuma signs anti-nuclear weapons treaty

Wednesday 20 September 2017 18:12

South Africa has signed the treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons at the United Nations headquarters in New York today, following about 30 other states.


Trump, Macron address General Assembly for first time

Wednesday 20 September 2017 10:07

Both United States President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron addressed the General Assembly for the first time onTuesday, but their speeches could not have been more different.


African leaders address UN on several issues

Wednesday 20 September 2017 09:21

Several African leaders addressed the UN Secretary General Assembly on wide range of issues, including the empowerment of women, and the human rights situation of the Rohingya Muslim minority.


SA vows to support sexual abuse victims by SANDF

Tuesday 19 September 2017 08:28

South Africa has signed a pledge with the United Nations (UN) to support victims of sexual abuse by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) members who are on UN peacekeeping missions.


African countries vow to push for Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Monday 18 September 2017 20:34

African countries have vowed to push ahead with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.


Rohingya crisis: this is what genocide looks like

Monday 18 September 2017 08:05

The world is witnessing a state-orchestrated humanitarian catastrophe on the Myanmar-Bangladesh border.


The report argues that what is needed to create sustainable inclusive growth is a global new deal that focuses on economic recovery.
UN calls for stimulation of global economy

Thursday 14 September 2017 20:24

The latest United Nations report calls for the end of austerity and for an ambition to rebalance the global economy and achieve prosperity for all.


Guterres called on authorities to end violence against the Muslim minority who have fled across the border into Bangladesh in their hundreds of thousands.
UN acknowledges Rohingya fleeing Myanmar

Thursday 14 September 2017 05:42

The UN Chief has acknowledged that the situation of the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar after a brutal crackdown by the army is best described as “ethnic cleansing”.


UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has told the Council that their collective engagement will be crucial to prevent further suffering.
Human rights groups slam UNSC on Myanmar situation

Wednesday 13 September 2017 05:38

Two international human rights organisations have labelled as shameful the lack of urgency in the UN Security Council regarding the situation of Myanmar’s Rohingya.


Zuma calls for inclusive dialogue in Libya

Sunday 10 September 2017 08:30

President Jacob Zuma says he's confident that peace and stability will soon be achieved in Libya.


North Korea leader begging for war: US

Tuesday 5 September 2017 05:36

US has told an emergency session of the UN Security Council that the abusive use of missiles and nuclear threats by North Korea’s leader shows he is begging for war.


On Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition carried out three separate airstrikes, reportedly killing and injuring at least 71 people.
UN condemns deadly Saudi-Led coalition’s airstrikes in Yemen

Friday 25 August 2017 18:07

The UN Human Rights Office strongly condemned recent Saudi-led coalition airstrikes that claimed lives of dozens of civilians in Yemen.


Race, identity politics again take centre stage in US

Friday 18 August 2017 21:10

Race and identity politics has again dominated discussion in the United States.


UN Chief cautions against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia

Thursday 17 August 2017 05:40

The United Nations Secretary General has warned that Racism, Xenophobia, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia was poisoning societies everywhere.


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