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Peacekeepers stay put in Western Sahara amid disappointment

The UN Security Council has reached a deal on a draft resolution to renew the mandate of peacekeepers in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

Calls for swift deployment of Syria observers

Kofi Annan's deputy has told the Security Council that the swift deployment of observers to Syria is needed despite risks and persistent violence.

Concerns grow as Argentina flirts with Iran

Argentina is quietly reaching out to Iran, worrying key Western powers and Israel as they try to tighten Tehran's isolation over its nuclear program.

US, Palestinians race for votes at UN council

The Palestinians' initiative to seek UN recognition as a state faces an uphill struggle to secure the nine votes needed for approval.

North Korea, Iran trade missile technology

North Korea and Iran appear to have been regularly exchanging ballistic missile technology in violation of United Nations sanctions.

UN probes Zimbabwe arms sent to Côte d’Ivoire

The United Nations is investigating suspected arms transfers from Zimbabwe to Côte d'Ivoire's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo.

UN imposes sanctions on Gadaffi

The UN Security Council unanimously imposed travel and asset sanctions on Libyan leader Moammar Gadaffi and close aides.

US vetoes UN draft condemning Israeli settlements

The United States on Friday vetoed a draft UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlements on Palestinian land.

Gbagbo forces kill, torture, says Human Rights Watch

Armed forces in Côte d'Ivoire who back incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo have conducted a campaign of violence that includes torture and rape.

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SANDF inquiry clears soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa

The board of inquiry also found that it was Khosa and his brother-in-law Thabiso Muvhango who caused the altercation with the defence force members

The inevitable rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths: What the numbers mean

About 20 people in South Africa die each day from the coronavirus, and this number may peak at 300, while positive cases may reach 8 000 a day, according to some projections

Lockdown set to move to level three countrywide from June 1

President Cyril Ramaphosa notes that the behaviour of citizens during level 3 will determine the fate of the nation

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Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

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