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Diplomacy & Peace

DR Congo assets frozen

DR Congo assets frozenThe British government has frozen 580 million pounds ($803 million) in assets held by militia leaders, army officers and private organisations with ties to Democratic Republic of Congo.

ISS: Is Ellen Johnson Sirleaf a worthy Ibrahim Prize winner?

Ellen Sirleaf.Finally, after a three-year drought, the Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership has a winner: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first-ever female head of state and, until recently, the president of Liberia.


France honours SA World War II veteran

Albert Gotze.At a ceremony held in Cape Town this past Tuesday, Ambassador of France to South Africa, Mr Christophe Farnaud, bestowed the signet of Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the Legion of Honour) on World War II veteran Albert Richard Gotze.


UN concerned about recruitment and use of child soldiers

UN on child soldiersEarlier this month about 300 child soldiers were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan according to the UN mission there. This comes hard on the heels of an announcement by the world body that over five thousand child soldiers were released last year and coincides with a world day marking child soldiers.


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