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Guterres’ Africa Day message

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African countries “demonstrated commendable leadership” battling the COVID-19 pandemic, but more nations across a continent where conflict prevails should heed the UN call for...

UN warns of dire effects of coronavirus

The UN warned of potentially “dire” long-term effects of the coronavirus outbreak on countries and the global economy and called for greater international co-operation...

Guterres calls for global ceasefire as part of COVID-19 battle

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wants warring parties across the world to lay down weapons in support of the bigger battle against COVID-19: the common enemy now threatening all humankind. “The fury of the virus illustrates the...

“Wind of madness” across the world

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Rising instability and unpredictable geopolitical tensions have led to a “wind of madness” across the world, Secretary-General António Guterres said during a press conference...

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”,...

Guterres meets DRC president

On the final day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN chief António Guterres said the country was experiencing a...

Africa progressing on development – Guterres

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African nations have made “significant progress” in developmental efforts over the last few years, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said this week at the Seventh...

Guterres condemns Sudan violence

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned violence and excessive use of force by Sudanese security personnel on civilians, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in...

No military solution to Libya crisis – Guterres

There is no military solution to Libya’s crisis UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said after the military commander of the country’s eastern armed forces, Khalifa...

UN wants democratic transition in Algeria

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcomed efforts towards a peaceful and democratic transition in Algeria, where weeks of protests pushed for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...