Central African Republic

To really silence the guns, the AU’s resolve must be stronger

Conflict in Africa — and the world — is on the rise. The continent needs to take concrete measures to stop the escalating violence

When bad reporting mirrors the thing it wants to criticise

The documentary film, The American Crusade in Africa, on Kony 2012 is a lesson in how not to fight simplification with more simplification.

UN suspends ties with Caritas in CAR over sex abuse probe

Caritas has been operating in the strife-torn country since 1991, mainly coordinating programmes to protect children and assist displaced people

Central African Republic: The parable of the 11 stolen motorcycles

In 2015, in a vicious round of riots in the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), Sylvestre Dothe’s house was burned...

Central African panel recommends closure of 4 Chinese gold mines

The CAR is rich in natural resources but riven by conflict which has forced around one in four of its 4.5 million population to flee their homes

Explainer: Tracing the history of Sudan’s Janjaweed militia

The Janjaweed militia first came into play when Omar al-Bashir's government deployed it in Darfur

Russia is the clumsy latecomer at Africa’s superpower party

Leaked documents reveal the scale of Russia’s ambition in Africa — but so far the continent has not been kind to Vladimir Putin and his friends

Hope fades over CAR peace deal

Fighting continues in the Central African Republic, and the thorny issue of amnesty for militants has not been clearly resolved

Just one month in, optimism around CAR’s peace deal is fading

Armed groups in the CAR believe that a new peace deal has granted them amnesty. But that’s not what the deal actually says

It is far too early to celebrate peace in the Central African Republic

The Central African Republic has been in crisis for most of its existence. Can a new peace deal change things?

Central African Republic and rebel groups sign peace deal

In a sign of hope following years of conflict, rebels and the Central African Republic government made a peace deal

Editorial: Big-man politics again blots out the Congolese

The DRC is a complex, challenging political quagmire

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Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Press Releases

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.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it