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

Latest

Meet Doctor Fundile Nyati: South Africa’s own online medical mythbuster

The employee health and wellness specialist is using social media to combat misinformation about Covid-19

Products for the care of babies and toddlers now essential items

In response to court papers saying lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children, the state says baby care goods are now an essential item

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Press Releases

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world