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The natural resource curse in Cabo Delgado

A humanitarian crisis looms as a violent insurgency continues to sweep over northern Mozambique. As many flee to safety, the question remains: who, or what, fuels the fire?

Government misses the mark on the recovery plan

Government, labour, business and community have come up with a combined economic recovery plan amidst three others to help kickstart the economy. Some are new, while others are old and falter in not taking into account the ‘new normal’

‘Not every day is perfect, but it’s a bit better’

Humanitarian assistance doesn’t always work right away. That doesn’t mean we should stop trying.

Syrian children pay the price for ‘world’s inaction’

Humanitarian workers and activists say the government has repeatedly delayed access for relief and aid, potentially in violation of a truce agreement.

NGOs speak: Their most pressing humanitarian priorities for 2016

Following a call from the UN for a record $20.1 billion, 15 of the world's leading aid agencies were polled on their top humanitarian concerns.

South Sudan ‘at tipping point’

The international community must step in to save the war-torn state from imploding, the US warns.

Thousands flood makeshift camp in CAR

More than 100 000 people displaced by religious violence in Central African Republic are in urgent need of basic supplies at the Bangui airport camp.

Britain pledges millions in aid to victims of Syrian conflict

Britain has now pledged hundreds of millions of rands worth of humanitarian aid to help stop what it calls an escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria.

Humanitarian disaster looms in drought-stricken Sahel

Relief groups are stepping up their appeals for aid to tackle the worsening food crisis in the Sahel region where more than 18-million face hunger.

US exhorts SA to increase pressure on Sudan

US special envoy to Sudan, Princeton Lyman, wants South Africa to pressure Khartoum to allow international aid groups into two conflict-hit regions.

Tripoli buckling under humanitarian situation

Libyan rebels are facing a new battle by struggling to provide Tripoli's residents with water, electricity, petrol and food.

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Molefe blames Ramaphosa for Eskom’s woes in statement to Zondo commission

Brian Molefe guns for Cyril Ramaphosa, alleging that the president’s relationship with Glencore was only a ploy to siphon money out of Eskom

Zondo commission: Lynne Brown reportedly says ‘eish’ when told of Zuma’s alleged Eskom meddling

More allegations against Jacob Zuma put before the state capture commission, as the questions the former president will have to answer when he appears next week continue to stack up

Ingonyama Trust to get a new board ‘soon’

The ITB’s term ended about six months ago and the deadline to establish a new one has passed

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