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68.5 million people displaced worldwide — UN
68.5 million people displaced worldwide — UN
A record 68.5 million people have been forced flee their homes due to war, violence and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, the...
Mandela left us the fabric for a new SA
Mandela left us the fabric for a new SA
There are two distinct responses to the question of how Nelson Mandela’s legacy should be viewed. He is either revered or vilified as a sell-out...
ANC hails SA's election to UN Security Council as 'victory for peace'
ANC hails SA's election to UN Security Council as 'victory for peace'
South Africa's return to the United Nation's Security Council is a "victory for peace", the ANC said on Saturday.
Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Why Libya’s new elections might not put the country back on track
Libya has been politically unstable since 2011 when a successful uprising against Muammar Gaddafi’s longstanding regime left a power vacuum. A transitional government was elected...
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
There’s much more to the plastic pollution crisis than carrier bags
Plastics are part of our everyday lifestyles, and their release into the natural environment has become yet another serious global crisis affecting...
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Resource scarcity, climate change linked to conflict and displacement
Governments around the world are engaged in a series of talks that could fundamentally alter how the movement of people across borders is managed....
Hurricane Maria: Death toll 70 times more than estimated
Hurricane Maria: Death toll 70 times more than estimated
A new study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine has revealed that Hurricane Maria led to 4 645 deaths in Puerto Rico, dwarfing...
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks
Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation...
UN dithers over Rohingya genocide
UN dithers over Rohingya genocide
While the international community fences over whether to name the ethnic cleansing of Rohingyas in Myanmar a genocide, the killing reportedly...

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