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​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
COMMENTIt’s like David Beckham meets Luis Suarez. Out of all the speakers at the United Nations General Assembly this week, United States...
South Africa leads United Nations on gay rights
South Africa leads United Nations on gay rights
In a victory both moral and diplomatic, South Africa took the lead this week during the first debate at the United Nations on the rights of sexual...
Not all rape is the same
Not all rape is the same
In 2005 I spoke to a traumatised filmmaker who had returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where he interviewed a 19-year-old woman who 18...
Forces intensify Burma crackdown
Forces intensify Burma crackdown
Troops cleared protesters from the streets of central Yangon on Thursday, giving them 10 minutes to leave or be shot as the Burma junta intensified...
UN on climate: It's now or never to save the planet
UN on climate: It's now or never to save the planet
Humanity is changing Earth's climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future...
Libya, Vietnam, Burkina Faso elected to UN council
Libya, Vietnam, Burkina Faso elected to UN council
Libya, Vietnam and Burkina Faso were on Tuesday elected to non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for the years 2008/09.
Riot police charge Yangon crowd
Riot police charge Yangon crowd
Burma riot police charged a chanting crowd of more than 1 000 protesters after they pelted soldiers with rocks and water bottles in central...
Rwanda joins push for moratorium on executions
Rwanda joins push for moratorium on executions
Rwanda joined other countries on Friday in appealing for a global moratorium on executions, saying that if its government could abolish the death...
UN extends sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
UN extends sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
The United Nations Security Council renewed arms and diamond sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire on Monday in a bid to make the West African...
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
A planned lodge development at the settlement of Molapo in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) has become a source of controversy.
Sarkozy to mend fences with Angola
Sarkozy to mend fences with Angola
French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Angola on Friday, his office said, in a bid to improve relations following an arms scandal that...
UN racism expert condemns SA violence
UN racism expert condemns SA violence
The United Nations independent expert on racism urged South Africa on Friday to bring to justice those responsible for recent xenophobic violence...

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