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Blunt diplomacy by US envoy targets South Sudan, DR Congo

In a mountainous camp for displaced Congolese, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley wrapped her arm around an inconsolable woman who...

French diplomatic intervention in Libya upsets Italy

A French diplomatic initiative aimed at resolving Libya's long-running crisis angered Italian officials, who saw it as another example of newly elected...

State funerals offer moments for diplomacy

As world leaders bury hatchets for the day and unite in paying respects to Nelson Mandela, the late South African leader may...

No one-size-fits all for conflict prevention: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says there is no one-size-fits-all solution in conflict prevention diplomacy, but that focus should be on elements that contribute...

UN pushes for more preventive diplomacy ahead of high-level meeting

The United Nations today further highlighted the need for preventive diplomacy to nip crises in the bud before they become more intractable...

Israel, Turkey and insult

Last week a small crisis with potentially serious implications blew up between Israel and Turkey. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned Turkish...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...