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Kenya-South African defence pact still to be ratified

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Kenya’s parliament has yet to ratify a defence cooperation agreement with South Africa, which has been years in the making. In October 2016, then-South African...

Ethiopia’s Abiy a possible Nobel Prize winner

During a high-level meeting at Ethiopia’s foreign ministry in July, officials were shocked by social media reports their prime minister was in Eritrea. No...

Pay problems loom at the UN

]The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres...

ISS: Can the Central African Republic’s peace deal be saved?

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Eight months after the 6 February peace deal was concluded between the Central African Republic (CAR) government and 14 armed groups, several important challenges...

UN Security Council and African alliances

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The Security Council’s engagement with member states, partner organisations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”,...

Saudi working to get Sudan off US terror list

Saudi Arabia is working on removing Sudan from the United States list of state sponsors of terrorism, a foreign ministry tweet said. It follows...

Mali peacekeepers attacked

A UN peacekeeper was killed and four others wounded when their vehicle hit an explosive device in northern Mali, MINUSMA said. The identity of...

SA attacks on foreigners shame Africans – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment...

Mistrust taints Cameroon peace talks

General Capture and Destroy stepped to the microphone and in an impassioned speech to the media urged fellow separatist fighters to lay down arms...

ISS: From Russia with love – or perhaps not?

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Russia is steadily filling a power vacuum left in Africa by the retreat of the United States (US) – which has accelerated under President...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...