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Beleaguered Kabila finds a friend in Zuma
Beleaguered Kabila finds a friend in Zuma
It has been a tough few weeks for Joseph Kabila. Two related challenges have left the president of the Democratic Republic of Congo looking...
​SA backs Africa Group’s view that LGBTI rights have no place in international law
​SA backs Africa Group’s view that LGBTI rights have no place in international law
Activists have levelled heavy criticism at South Africa following its decision to support a call for the suspension of the United Nations LGBTI...
UN calls on countries to 'root out' injustices that fuel extremism
UN calls on countries to 'root out' injustices that fuel extremism
In their battle against "terrorists", countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools,...
Towards a progressive culture
Towards a progressive culture
In the last few weeks South African representatives have launched an extraordinary human rights offensive at the United Nations, within the context...
Syrian activists want a strike to pressure al-Assad's regime
Syrian activists want a strike to pressure al-Assad's regime
Activists called for a general strike on Sunday to step up the pressure on Syria's President Bashar al-Assad's regime as fears grow of an 'invasion' of the besieged protest hub of Homs....
Israel refuses to cooperate with Gaza war crimes probe
Israel refuses to cooperate with Gaza war crimes probe
Israel has informed the United Nations it will refuse to cooperate with a probe of war crimes allegedly committed during the military offensive in...
Zim minister lashes out at UN rights chief
Zim minister lashes out at UN rights chief
Zimbabwe's justice minister accused the UN's top rights official on Wednesday of undermining the African nation's new unity government by overly...
UN Human Rights Council condemns Gaza strikes
UN Human Rights Council condemns Gaza strikes
A divided United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday adopted a resolution condemning Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip and accusing it of...
Piercing the Mbeki shield
Piercing the Mbeki shield
On the surface, South Africa's assumption of the presidency of the United Nations Security Council earlier this month has no relevance for the...
UN human rights chief to step down
UN human rights chief to step down
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canadian jurist Louise Arbour, said on Friday she will step down when her current term in...
Tutu plunges into heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Tutu plunges into heart of Israeli-Palestinian conflict
Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Wednesday plunged into the harsh reality of the conflict in Gaza, where a tearful Palestinian family recounted...
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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