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CAR bloodbath is worsening

A terrifying escalation in fighting by splinter groups has led to the slaughter of civilians.

​South Sudanese journalists face threats as political violence escalates

Editorial calling for the resignation of the president and vice-president led to journalist’s arrest.

​Rains and conflict will make bids to control South Sudan’s cholera outbreak harder

Violence has contributed to the epidemic; aid agencies can't travel freely and are removing nonessential staff.

The world must oppose genocide and other atrocities and ensure justice

The International Criminal Court is celebrating 18 years of existence, but many nations have yet to sign its Rome Statute.

Camp closure is next health crisis

Sending Dadaab's refugees back to Somalia will become the next health emergency.

Scars of conflict: ‘We should not forget Africa’s women’

Community health workers are bringing healthcare to the homes of HIV-infected pregnant women in rural Cameroon. It has saved many babies.

Zuma’s silence on Africa draws ire

He ignored the serious issues facing many countries, in which the ANC could take a lead.

World leaders hope to secure Ukrainian peace deal

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine hope to strike a peace deal and end 10 months of fighting in which at least 5 300 people have died.

Mandla or Makaziwe: Who is the big Mandela chief?

There's high drama at the Mandela household. Where does Mandla get his power, and can Makaziwe overrule him? We explain on this week's M&G Newsroom.

Mahmood Mamdani: Legal Band-Aid not for deep wounds

An authority on ­colonialism argues that lasting peace depends on political and not ­judicial solutions.

Optimism obscures the harsh reality in Africa

Despite economic advances, many of the continent's people are still denied their rights, says Louise Redvers.

World Bank targets conflict in war against poverty

Conflict and violence are holding back global economic growth and trapping 1,5-billion people in dire poverty, the World Bank said on Sunday.

Bullets and books

Violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have choked the growth of literacy in the region, a major Unesco report released this week says.

Georgia-Russia truce faces new test

The fragile truce between Georgia and Russia faced a new test on Thursday as Moscow pledged to begin handing over a key Georgian town.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

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Disrupt the corrupt

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Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

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