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Liberia changes the guard
Liberia changes the guard
As Liberians vote this week for their new president, the country must simultaneously deal with another seismic change to its political landscape:...
​US labels North Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defences
​US labels North Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defences
The United States dismissed as "absurd" North Korea's accusation that President Donald Trump has declared war against the regime, after Pyongyang...
British PM gathers ministers ahead of Brexit speech
British PM gathers ministers ahead of Brexit speech
British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her ministers Thursday on the eve of a major speech on Brexit, seeking to restore cabinet unity after a...
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.
​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
​Obama and Erdogan's UN speeches remind us that dark clouds gather over a troubled world
COMMENTIt’s like David Beckham meets Luis Suarez. Out of all the speakers at the United Nations General Assembly this week, United States...
South Africa leads United Nations on gay rights
South Africa leads United Nations on gay rights
In a victory both moral and diplomatic, South Africa took the lead this week during the first debate at the United Nations on the rights of sexual...
Not all rape is the same
Not all rape is the same
In 2005 I spoke to a traumatised filmmaker who had returned from the Democratic Republic of Congo where he interviewed a 19-year-old woman who 18...
UN on climate: It's now or never to save the planet
UN on climate: It's now or never to save the planet
Humanity is changing Earth's climate so fast and devouring resources so voraciously that it is poised to bequeath a ravaged planet to future...
UN extends sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
UN extends sanctions on Côte d'Ivoire
The United Nations Security Council renewed arms and diamond sanctions against Côte d'Ivoire on Monday in a bid to make the West African...
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
Botswana's Bushmen in lodge controversy
A planned lodge development at the settlement of Molapo in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) has become a source of controversy.
Sarkozy to mend fences with Angola
Sarkozy to mend fences with Angola
French President Nicolas Sarkozy arrived in Angola on Friday, his office said, in a bid to improve relations following an arms scandal that...
UN racism expert condemns SA violence
UN racism expert condemns SA violence
The United Nations independent expert on racism urged South Africa on Friday to bring to justice those responsible for recent xenophobic violence...

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