Security Council Presidential Statement Concerned about Terrorist Threat in West Africa, Worsening Humanitarian Situation

The Security Council today welcomed recent positive political developments in some West African countries, but expressed concern over the threat of terrorism in the region � including attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State in …

OVER ONE LAKH INDIAN TOURISTS LIKELY TO VISIT SOUTH AFRICA: OFFICIAL

COIMBATORE, South African Tourism is expecting over one lakh tourists from India this year, a senior official said.

The country has registered a 21.7 per cent increase in arrival of Indian leisure visitors in 2016, …

South Africa: Human Settlements Responds to Misleading Statement On ‘Gifts and Flowers for Employees’

The Ministry of Human Settlements has noted a misleading statement issued by the opposition party in relation to a Parliamentary reply on gifts, donations and sponsorships during 2013/14, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 financial years.

The statement …

South Africa: SAA R2,207 Billion Bailout Only a Part of the Final Bailout

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The DA notes Finance Minister, Malusi Gigaba's, report submitted to Parliament yesterday that the R2.2 billion SAA bailout will be funded by …

General Assembly Adopts Texts on Security Council Reform, Peacekeeping, Conflict in Africa, Cooperation with Regional Groups

Member States approved a decision on membership of and representation on the Security Council today, as the General Assembly adopted three other texts covering a range of issues and agenda items.

Adopting the draft oral …

15 ECO-FRIENDLY AFRICAN START-UPS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS SWITCH AFRICA GREEN-SEED AWARDS

UNITED NATIONS, Banana-stem bags in Kenya, school benches made from plastic waste in Burkina Faso, improved livelihoods for coffee farmers, and safer mountain gorillas in Uganda�these are some of the 15 winners of this year's …

Realizing 2030 Agenda Requires Teamwork to Rebuild Trust in Government, Ensure Fair Globalization, High-Level Political Forum Hears, as Ministerial Segment Begins

The loss of confidence and trust between people and Governments, multilateral institutions and international organizations highlighted the paradox that problems were increasingly global in nature and could not be solved by individual countries, participants heard …

Winter Storms Fuel Western Wildfires, Forcing Evacuations

FRESNO, CALIFORNIA Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California, authorities said Tuesday.…