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South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

South Africa: President Zuma to Receive Letters of Credence from Heads of Mission-Designate

President Jacob Zuma will today, 17 January 2018, receive Letters of Credenceand Letters of Recall from Ambassadors and High Commissioners-designate at a credentials ceremony that will take place at the Sefako Makgatho Presidential Guesthouse in …

ZAMBIA BT UGANDA 3-1 IN AFRICAN NATIONS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

ZAMBIA BT UGANDA 3-1 IN AFRICAN NATIONS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

RABAT, Zambia kicked off their campaign at the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) with a convincing 3-1 win against Uganda in Group B on Sunday.

In the Marrakech stadium in Morocco, the Zambians took the …

TRUMP QUESTIONS TAKING IMMIGRANTS FROM ‘SHITHOLE COUNTRIES’: SOURCES

TRUMP QUESTIONS TAKING IMMIGRANTS FROM ‘SHITHOLE COUNTRIES’: SOURCES

President Donald Trump on Thursday questioned why the United States would want to have immigrants from Haiti and African nations, referring to some as shithole countries, according to two sources familiar with the comments.

Trump's …

FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN STUDY ON HIV PREVALENCE AMONG TRANSGENDER WOMEN LAUNCHED

FIRST SOUTH AFRICAN STUDY ON HIV PREVALENCE AMONG TRANSGENDER WOMEN LAUNCHED

EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA, The first South African study to look at HIV prevalence in transgender women was launched in East London in Eastern Cape Province on Wednesday by the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) …

Sudan Currency Continues Descent on Black Market Amid Unrest

Sudan Currency Continues Descent on Black Market Amid Unrest

KHARTOUM �Sudan's pound currency weakened to 30.5 pounds to the U.S. dollar on Tuesday from about 29.5 pounds a day earlier, traders said, continuing its fall amid protests over bread prices and an acute shortage …

12 DEAD, 180 INJURED IN S. AFRICA TRAIN CRASH

12 DEAD, 180 INJURED IN S. AFRICA TRAIN CRASH

At least 12 people were killed and 180 injured in South Africa on Thursday when a passenger train collided with a truck and burst into flames, an official said, as rescuers searched for survivors.

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SOUTH AFRICA ALL SET TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2017 IN STYLE!

SOUTH AFRICA ALL SET TO SAY GOODBYE TO 2017 IN STYLE!

JOBURG, Joburg's rich diversity of cultures will once again be on display when the annual Joburg Carnival and New Year's Eve events take place on 31 December 2017.

The City of Joburg says it is …

Amid Divisions over Jerusalem, Korean Nuclear Programme, General Assembly Hears Defence of Diplomacy, Dialogue to End Crisis, Put World on Sustainable Path

Amid Divisions over Jerusalem, Korean Nuclear Programme, General Assembly Hears Defence of Diplomacy, Dialogue to End Crisis, Put World on Sustainable Path

Secretary-General, Other Leaders Raise Alarm about Climate Change, Terrorism, Warning Safety of Millions Dependent on Robust Action, Funding

Convening for its seventy-second session amid a multilateral system overwhelmed by crises, the General Assembly heard world …

South Sudan Government, Rebel Groups Sign Cease-fire Deal

South Sudan Government, Rebel Groups Sign Cease-fire Deal

NAIROBI A cease-fire is scheduled to go into effect on Christmas Eve in conflict-ridden South Sudan, after the country's government and rebel groups, as well as other signatories, signed a cessation of hostilities agreement in …

News in Brief 22 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

News in Brief 22 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

DRC violence fuels new displacement

Violence in the north-east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has prompted a sharp rise in those fleeing to neighbouring Uganda, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on …

Ugandan MPs Clear Way for Museveni to Seek Re-election

Ugandan MPs Clear Way for Museveni to Seek Re-election

KAMPALA Ugandan legislators voted late Wednesday to amend the country's constitution to allow 73-year-old leader Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule, potentially guaranteeing him a life-time presidency.

A provision in the current constitution limits the …

UN chief calls for ‘good faith’ negotiations on South Sudan’s peace deal

UN chief calls for ‘good faith’ negotiations on South Sudan’s peace deal

As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has encouraged all South Sudanese to end the violence and peacefully resolve the crisis in the country as negotiations are …

UGANDA CONDEMNS ADF ATTACK ON UN PEACEKEEPERS IN DR CONGO

UGANDA CONDEMNS ADF ATTACK ON UN PEACEKEEPERS IN DR CONGO

KAMPALA, The Ugandan military on Saturday condemned the rebel Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) attack on UN peacekeepers in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) that left at least 15 Tanzanian peacekeepers dead.

Brig. Richard …