Kofi Annan

Pentagon Papers whistleblower wins Swedish rights prize

Daniel Ellsberg was honoured for his 'profound humanism and exceptional moral courage'

Former UN chief Kofi Annan dies

Annan was a career diplomat who is widely credited for raising the world body's profile in global politics during his two terms as UN chief

Obama to deliver 2018 Mandela lecture

The annual lecture will this year be held on July 17, the day before what would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday

Kofi Annan dismisses criticism of ICC

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan has come to the defence of the ICC, which has been criticised for "unfairly targeting Africans".

Annan: Tax havens to blame for Africa’s economic crisis

Tax avoidance and "murky" deals by major international firms are depriving African states of tens of billions of dollars each year, says Kofi Annan.

Lakhdar Brahimi to replace Kofi Annan as peace envoy to Syria

Brahimi, who served as a UN envoy in Afghanistan, formally accepted the post and will resume efforts to find a diplomatic solution to Syria's crisis.

Kofi Annan steps down as UN envoy to Syria

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is stepping down as the UN-Arab League mediator in the 17-month-old Syria conflict at the end of the month.

Syrian rebels threaten more violence should sanction bid fail

The Syrian opposition has vowed to confront Bashar al-Assad directly if the UN fails to vote in favour of imposing sanctions upon his regime.

Death knell for Syria regime as China, Russia turn on Assad

There is no place for President Bashar al-Assad in any future Syrian government, diplomats say, as Russia and China agree to transition plan.

Annan: Spectre of an all-out war growing by the day in Syria

Kofi Annan has warned that an all-out war looms in Syria, holding President Bashar al-Assad as the first responsible to act to end the conflict.

South Africa at a loss over what to do about Syria

South African political analysts have explained the country's low-key stance on Syria as a mix of overcompensation and awkwardness.

Annan warns of last chance for Syria

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says his peace plan could be the last bid to avoid war in Syria, where a truce has failed to end months of bloodshed.

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New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.