Us Administration

Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call

Sudan is still an important outside influence on South Sudan, so lifting sanctions paves the way for a more constructive peace process in South Sudan

Kerry on Iran deal: US officials ‘have no illusions’ about risks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure sceptics in the US Congress who worry that Iran might not follow through on its obligations.

US could lift Rwanda sanctions if Kigali cuts M23 ties

After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.

Alleged US drone strike leaves al-Shabab member dead

A drone attack on Somalia's al-Shabab has left a top suicide bomb-maker for the rebel group dead, say government officials.

France warns US to stop snooping on telephone calls

In a meeting with the US secretary of state, France has demanded an explanation of the latest revelations about a controversial US spying programme.

US shutdown: Why are Americans so complacent?

In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.

US suspends military, financial assistance to Egypt

Washington says it has stopped shipments of major military hardware and halted $260-million in cash aid to Egypt's military leaders.

US raids on Somalia, Libya yields more questions than answers

A failed raid in Somalia and anger at the capture of an al-Qaeda leader in Libya has focused on the US's problems in its fight against militants.

US govt shutdown: House Republican leader offers glimmer of hope

As meetings take place to prevent the US government from closing down, a House Republican leader has hinted that his party could offer a new plan.

Why is America giving gun licences to blind people?

It might seem like asking for trouble, but Iowa is not the only US state to allow blind people to carry guns.

France poised to launch action against Syria

France is mobilised and ready to launch military action over the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, says President Francois Hollande.

Kerry: Syria has 1 000 tonnes of chemicals

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Syria is holding thousands of tonnes of unmixed "binary components".

Press Releases

New-style star accretion bursts dazzle astronomers

Associate Professor James O Chibueze and Dr SP van den Heever are part of an international team of astronomers studying the G358-MM1 high-mass protostar.

2020 risk outlook: Use GRC to build resilience

GRC activities can be used profitably to develop an integrated risk picture and response, says ContinuitySA.

MTN voted best mobile network

An independent report found MTN to be the best mobile network in SA in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Is your tertiary institution is accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

Is your tertiary institution accredited?

Rosebank College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education, which is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

VUT chancellor, Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi, dies

The university conferred the degree of Doctor of Science Honoris Causa on Dr Xolani Mkhwanazi for his outstanding leadership contributions to maths and science education development.

Innovate4AMR now in second year

SA's Team pill-Alert aims to tackle antimicrobial resistance by implementing their strategic intervention that ensures patients comply with treatment.

Medical students present solution in Geneva

Kapil Narain and Mohamed Hoosen Suleman were selected to present their strategic intervention to tackle antimicrobial resistance to an international panel of experts.