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22 Jun 2017
 
 
Will South Africa be at the 29th AU summit?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The 29th African Union (AU) summit that takes place in Addis Ababa from 27 June to 4 July is likely to be the first in many years without a South African president in attendance. If President Jacob...
 
 
19 Jun 2017
 
Refugees struggle to renew papers at Home Affairs
HOME AFFAIRS
A number of refugees from Somalia say they keep getting turned away at the Customs House foreshore offices of Home Affairs when trying to renew their documents. This after they had travelled all...
 
 
09 Jun 2017
 
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative just a bedtime story?
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
‘Once upon a time several routes led from China to central Asia and to Europe. It was called the Silk Road. People put things on camels and crossed the desert to trade with other people. Then...
 
 
01 Jun 2017
 
Ethiopia cuts off internet after high school exam leaks
EDUCATION
Ethiopia has cut off internet access nationwide until at least June 8 to try to stop cheats from posting high school exam papers on social media, a government official said on Thursday. Hundreds of...
 
 
AMISOM needs a mandate for peace and development
INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The mandate of the African Union (AU) Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) officially expires today, 31 May. Although the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) extended the mission’s role until 30 November,...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
 
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, during the 2017 Africa Day celebration, Sefako Makgatho Presidential guesthouse, Pretoria (25/05/2017)
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On this day, we commemorate the founding of the Organisation of the African Unity, which championed unity and the struggles for the decolonisation of our beautiful continent.
 
 
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
AID
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
As Somalia combats insecurity, drought worsens
SECURITY
The humanitarian crisis in Somalia is worsening, a senior United Nations (UN) official has told the Security Council, calling for more than $800-million in aid to offset the impact of a severe...
 
 
11 May 2017
 
Final push for peace in Somalia?
SAIIA
Despite global efforts to combat terrorism in Somalia, al-Shabaab’s attacks continue and the group still controls large parts of the country. The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has been...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
 
 
A climate in crisis: How climate change is making drought and humanitarian disaster worse in East Africa
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Nearly eleven million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are dangerously hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance. The worst drought-affected areas in Somalia are on the brink of famine....
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
FAMINE
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
 
 
12 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 12, 2017
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Making headlines: Mbalula says violence will not be tolerated at National Day of Action march ANC to celebrate Zuma's birthday in Kliptown And, DA demands Ekurhuleni mayor disciplined for warning...
 
 
Starvation stalks Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen
FOOD AID
The risk of mass starvation in four countries - Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen - is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the United Nations refugee agency has warned. About...
 
 
10 Apr 2017
 
South Africans are learning that they're not that exceptional after all
THE CONVERSATION
There was a time that South Africa looked very different to the rest of Africa. The “rainbow nation” was seen by many – including a lot of its own citizens – to be exceptional, having more in...
 
 
 
                       
 
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