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The African Union’s (un)official statement on the US elections

The United States has never been shy to pass judgment on African elections. What does it look like when Africa passes judgment on America’s chaotic vote?

Lifting the arms embargo on South Sudan would be a disgrace

Later this month, the UN Security Council will vote on whether to lift the arms embargo on South Sudan. Doing so would be a terrible mistake

South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

SA key to peace in South Sudan

The country’s tackling of state capture gives it a unique ability to help the world’s newest country

Matjila lashes out at UN over Western Sahara

The SA Ambassador told the council his government had considered opposing the measure that renewed the MINURSO mission until October 31

SA takes up seat on UN Security Council

South Africa's tenure in the Security Council will be dedicated to the legacy of former president Nelson Mandela

Hope, scepticism as warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Hopes are high that the agreement will end the war which has cost the lives of tens of thousands of people

Human rights issues will test foreign policy

If SA wants to regain its global standing, it must take a moral stand that may irk its new friends

ANC hails SA’s election to UN Security Council as ‘victory for peace’

South Africa was elected on Friday to serve in the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020 as a non-permanent member

Syria, chemical weapons and the limits of international law

The UN Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.

Netanyahu praises Israeli army after killings of 17 Palestinians

Dozens more were wounded in the second day of Gaza protests as condemnation over Israeli military's use of live fire grows

Security Council fails to adopt Palestinian resolution

A UN resolution for a Palestinian state and the end to the Israeli occupation fell short of being adopted by the Security Council.

Ambitious Angola takes to world stage

The country has steadfastly been expanding its influence, but with that come big responsibilities.

UN to vote on resolution to improve Syria aid access

The United Nations will vote on a draft resolution which will allow the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syrians without government consent.

Somalia’s president offers amnesty to pirates

Somalia's president has offered an amnesty to young pirates in a bid to end attacks off the coast as he seeks to rebuild the war-torn country.

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