Nina Larson

Covering the United Nations agencies and other international organisations based in Geneva, as well as Swiss news for international readers. Producing news articles and features, translating and editing articles written by other correspondents in English and French, and shooting and editing video for AFPTV.

‘Credible evidence’ linking Saudi crown prince to Khashoggi murder: UN expert

Khashoggi, a Washington Post contributor and critic of Prince Mohammed, was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2

Red Cross: Cyclone Idai survivors face ‘ticking bomb’ of disease

While aid workers have been rushing to bring emergency aid to the hundreds of thousands of affected people, there is a need to focus on sanitation

World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity — Oxfam

A new report from the charity was published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos

Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The mountain gorilla has been moved from the 'critically endangered' category to 'endangered'

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

Annan was a career diplomat who is widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as UN chief

68.5 million people displaced worldwide — UN

Despite the focus on migrant numbers arriving in Europe and the United States, a full 85% of refugees are living in low- and middle-income countries

DRC Ebola outbreak on ‘epidemiological knife edge’ — WHO

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has a clear "potential to expand", WHO warned on Wednesday

World Economic Forum: Gender inequality widening after decade of progress

In recent years, women have made significant progress towards equality in a number of areas but the global trend now seems to have made a U-turn

UN calls on countries to ‘root out’ injustices that fuel extremism

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has warned that countries risk making the situation worse if their counter-terrorism operations are perceived as unjust.

WHO eyes Ebola vaccine

A vaccine could be made available for healthcare workers as early as November if the prototype undergoing trials is proven safe.

20 years on, the world’s first web page to be reborn

The world's first web page will be dragged out of cyberspace and restored as part of a project to celebrate 20 years of the web.

Norwegian mass killer ‘would have done it again’

Norway's Anders Behring Breivik has told the court he was inspired by al-Qaeda, after a judge who wanted him to face the death penalty was dismissed.

Press Releases

Western Cape SMBs look to technology to get them through pandemic

Many companies have over-capitalised on IT infrastructure in the past, and are looking for ways to access simpler, cheaper technology that cuts their costs

Land reform still a hot potato

The land has got to belong to all the people of South Africa, and many believe that there’s no other mechanism for that except expropriation

UP chemical pathology scientists develop ground-breaking nanobodies for Covid-19 detection and therapy

Nanobodies are smaller than conventional antibodies and easier to work with so they are ideal for good cheap sensitive rapid tests for Covid-19

Inclusion as learned experience in higher education

Understanding the complexity of intersections between oppressions relating to race and gender is key to any commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and social justice

Local government in crisis: how it can be fixed

Local governments are supposed to promote non-racial development, in a decentralised manner, but the reality does not match up

Covid-19 accelerates adoption of technology by the African property sector

It’s not the technology itself that is valuable, it’s the opportunities that it creates: this may be the perfect time for reinvention

BE 1 OF 8 LUCKY PEOPLE TO DRIVE OFF WITH R80 000

From 23 to 30 November 2020, simply purchase any BMW bearing the number “8” and you could be one of eight lucky people to drive off with R80 000

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