Syrian Arab Republic

Syria’s war is forging a skilled rebel army

Former civilians have been quickly picking up the tactics that will make them a formidable military force. Luke Harding reports.

Outrage as students killed in anti-regime protests in Syria

Syrian troops have killed four students and arrested some 200 after storming an anti-regime protest at Aleppo University, in the north of the country.

Syria witnesses deadliest day of ceasefire

Rebels have killed more than 20 troops in the Syrian army's deadliest day of a ceasefire deal even as UN observers say they have a "calming" impact.

Obama greenlights further Syria, Iran sanctions

US President Barack Obama has given the nod to tighten sanctions against Syria and Iran by going after foreign firms violating existing measures.

UN truce fails to hold Syria to account

Violence has erupted in two Syrian provinces with reports of 10 civilians dead in an army mortar attack and 12 soldiers killed in clashes with rebels.

Deadly bombs in Syria’s Idlib target security

Nine people are dead and 100 wounded in bomb blasts near Syrian security service buildings as a bombing battle intensifies against government targets.

Protests, suicide bombings threaten UN’s Syria plan

Tens of thousands have protested across Syria as a suicide bombing rocked the capital, killing 11 people fuelling scepticism over a UN peace plan.

Bleak progress report offers no respite for Syria

Kofi Annan's peace plan has thrown up suspicions with a briefing to the Security Council suggesting a painful, open-ended process.

Obama order puts screws on MTN

Cellphone giant MTN has sought advice in the wake of sanctions by the United States against companies that aid human rights abuses.

Robust political institutions give nations the power to succeed

South Africans, along with the rest of Africa, have to demand political inclusivity if we hope to keep growing, says <strong>Richard Poplak</strong>.

Syrian opponents turn to assassinations

Syrian President Bashar Assad's opponents appear to be resorting to assassinations of loyalist military officers in an escalation of their campaign.

UN pushes Syria on humanitarian mission

The UN hopes to get permission from the Syrian government to send more aid workers to help at least 1-million people in need of urgent assistance.

Press Releases

Wellcome Trust award goes to UKZN mental health champion

Dr Andr? J van Rensburg, a senior researcher in UKZN's Centre for Rural Health, received the Wellcome Trust Discretionary Award.

MTN gears up to deliver improved customer service

On 28 January, the first batch of MTN contract customers will be migrated onto the new customer service platform.

Request for expression of interest on analysis of quality and outcome indicators for regional and district hospitals in Lesotho

Introduction The Ministry of Health of Lesotho with the support of the World Bank funded Nutrition and Health Systems Strengthening...

MiX Telematics enhances in-vehicle video camera solution

The company has launched the gold MiX Vision Bureau Service, which includes driver-coaching tools to ensure risky driver behaviour can be addressed proactively and efficiently.

Boosting safety for cargo and drivers

The use of a telematics system for fleet vehicles has proved to be an important tool in helping to drive down costs and improve efficiency, says MiX Telematics Africa.

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Silencing the guns and firearms amnesty

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

Gender-based violence is an affront to our humanity

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA

UK-Africa investment summit 2020: Think Africa Invest SA