Category Archives: Politics

SOUTH AFRICA COFFIN CASE:WHITE FORMERS JAILED MORE THAN 10 YEARS EACH

PRETORIA, Two white farmers in South Africa who forced a black man into a coffin have been sentenced to jail for between 11 and 14 years.

Theo Martins Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen were convicted in …

Secretary-General Appoints Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana to Head United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Francis Vib-Sanziri of Ghana as the Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

Major General Vib-Sanziri …

Study: West Africa at Risk of Ebola, Similar Epidemics

DAKAR, SENEGAL West Africa is most at risk of fatal hemorrhagic fever epidemics, including Ebola, researchers said Wednesday, calling for greater preparedness to save lives.

A study in The Lancet medical journal assessed the likelihood …

South Africa: Minister Fikile Mbalula Visits Phillipi Community

The Minister of Police Mr. Fikile Mbalula met and engaged with the community of Marikana in Philippi Cape Town. The meeting and engagement followed tragic criminal acts where people were shot and killed.

The Minister …

Chart of the Day: What Policy Makers Don’t Know About the Data They Need to Achieve Gender Equality By 2030

A new survey shows big gaps in what policy makers in key countries know about achieving gender equality by 2030´┐Ża key target of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The survey, included in a new report by …

Secretary-General Appoints Bintou Keita of Guinea Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today announced the appointment of Bintou Keita of Guinea as Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. She will succeed El Ghassim Wane of Mauritania, to whom the Secretary-General reiterates his deep …

Department Press Briefing – September 12, 2017

TRANSCRIPT:

3:04 p.m. EDT

MS NAUERT: Hi, everybody.

QUESTION: Hello.

MS NAUERT: How are you today? We were holding out for the White House to finish, but I know you all have a lot of …

Washington Resident Strives to Break Cycle of Poverty in Africa

Seventy-five dollars will fill up a gas tank in a big sports utility vehicle or pay for a family's casual dinner in the United States. But in a typical African village $75 can help a …