Afghanistan

10 conflicts to watch in 2020

As Washington overpromises and underdelivers, regional powers are seeking solutions on their own — both through violence and diplomacy

More civilians now killed by US, Afghan forces than by insurgents — UN

The bloody milestone comes as the US steps up its air campaign in Afghanistan while pushing for a peace deal with the Taliban

Afghan Taliban announce death of Haqqani network founder

Jalaluddin Haqqani became a CIA asset and received a personal visit from US congressman Charlie Wilson, who helped secure arms for the mujahideen

Farmers in war-torn Afghanistan hit by worst drought in decades

Afghanistan's 2018 wheat harvest is already expected to be the lowest since at least 2011

Swedish student delays deportation of Afghan man with in-flight video stream

Activist Elin Ersson disobeyed authorities to delay the deportation of an Afghan asylum seeker, saying it is not right “to send people to hell”

Guns and roses: Afghan farmers enjoy sweet smell of success

'The roses are much better... I make good money from roses. They are resistant and don't require as much expense or work'

East Africa’s heroin coast

There are thousands of kilometres of coastline in Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. Drug traffickers are taking advantage

UNICEF: Up to 60% of Afghan girls out of school

The spread in violence has forced many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for girls

Afghan media defiant after deadly day for journalists

Journalists have vowed to continue reporting after the deadliest attack on Afghanistan's media since the fall of the Taliban in 2001

Camel power turns sesame into precious oil in Afghanistan

The sesame are pressed not by hand but by camel power to extract their precious oil

‘We are in danger’: French Army translators live in fear of the Taliban

The Taliban have tried to kill Zainullah, a former translator for the French Army, twice already

Cricket-mad Afghans brave the bombs

The T20 series has reignited interest in the game as fans and players alike refuse to be intimidated

Press Releases

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

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Marketers need to reinvent themselves

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Upskill yourself to land your dream job in 2020

If you received admission to an IIE Higher Certificate qualification, once you have graduated, you can articulate to an IIE Diploma and then IIE Bachelor's degree at IIE Rosebank College.

South Africans unsure of what to expect in 2020

Almost half (49%) of South Africans, 15 years and older, agree or strongly agree that they view 2020 with optimism.