Civil War

Hundreds evacuated from Syrian capital

Aid agencies in Syria have evacuated hundreds of people from the rebel-held Damascus suburb of Yarmouk.

South Sudan ceasefire agreement in jeopardy

The government and rebels have traded accusations of breaking the ceasefire deal intended to calm violence in South Sudan.

South Sudan: Government and rebels agree to ceasefire

President Salva Kiir's government and the rebels backing Riek Machar have signed a ceasefire deal, a "critical first step" in peace negotiations.

South Sudan peace talks stall again

Civil war looms after rebels spurn a proposal to end the violence raging across South Sudan.

Mozambique’s Renamo: A short history

Rebel group turned opposition party Renamo has pulled out of Mozambique's peace deal after four decades on the losing side. Here's how they got there.

Past shackles Liberia’s girl soldiers

What happened to all the girls who fought in Liberia's brutal civil war and are now grown-ups? How do they get on with their lives?

Liberia poll to test readiness for main vote

Liberia will hold a constitutional referendum on Tuesday to determine the country's readiness for its second post-war election.

Ouattara: No risk of civil war in Côte d’Ivoire

Military intervention in Côte d'Ivoire will not necessarily trigger a civil war, presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday.

Sri Lanka suicide attack kills 15, injures minister

At least 15 people were killed and another 60, including a government minister, wounded on Tuesday in a suicide bombing in southern Sri Lanka.

‘There’s no peace for us to keep’

Our long shopping list of missing equipment makes shameful reading. It should not take the loss of innocent lives to understand what is at stake here.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

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