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Climate change amplifies conflicts, hinders peacebuilding

Researches have looked at how climate change has affected the UN mission in Somalia and how it has strengthened radical groups

Kenya plans to close world’s biggest refugee camp Dadaab

Kenya has announced that it plans to close Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, by the end of August

Civilian body count grows as US intensifies its war in Somalia

Shroud of secrecy around civilian deaths masks possible war crimes

Six dead in attack at upmarket Nairobi hotel complex

The attack at DusitD2 is the first in Nairobi in five years, when gunmen stormed the city's Westgate shopping mall, killing at least 67 people

Somalia’s illicit charcoal trade threatens security, the environment and livelihoods

The country is losing trees at an alarming rate to an illicit charcoal trade that partly bankrolls its Islamist insurgency

Somalia’s new regime flounders

Infighting has plunged the federal government into disarray and exposed its dysfunction

A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters.

Double standards: Why is there no #Somalia?

Unlike other tragedies such as Las Vegas and Manchester, there has been no outpouring on social media for the deadly blast in Somalia.

​The unsung heroes responding to Somalia’s deadliest attack

Without Aamin Ambulance, the horrifying death toll would have been even higher

Somalia’s deadliest bombing kills 276, injures 300

​At least 276 people have been killed and 300 injured by a massive truck bomb that tore through a busy shopping district of Mogadishu

World leaders condemn Somalia bombing as death toll surges to 276

World leaders from the United States, Britain, Canada and France on Sunday strongly condemned the weekend suicide bombing.

Obama says ‘Africa is on the move’

"People are being lifted out of poverty, incomes are up, the middle class is growing and young people like you are harnessing technology."

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South African tourism to be hit hard by coronavirus

The stream of about 100 000 Chinese tourists to South Africa each year has dried up for now, MPs told

Public transport inequality

The Competition Commission’s market inquiry reveals that South Africa’s public transport system remains skewed by class, advantaging middle- and high-income earners

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid-era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

Press Releases

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

Have you made the most of your tax-free investment contributions?

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.