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UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act

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Outgoing U.N. rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the U.N. Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests...

Use UN systems for early warning and conflict prevention

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The Security Council has expressed its commitment to consider and use tools of the United Nations system to ensure warning signals about...

Downing of aircraft over Ukraine could be a war crime

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The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the UN High Commissioner for...

Killing, rape and even cannibalism in the CAR

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Despite the recent halt in large-scale violence in crisis-riven Central African Republic (CAR) in December and January, people are still being killed...

Human rights abuse rife in CAR

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Topics up for discussion during today's summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) are peace, stability and development...

Egypt police kill Eritrean migrant on border

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Egyptian police shot dead a 42-year-old Eritrean migrant yesterday as he tried to cross the border into Israel at dawn, a medical...

UN report on border deaths is wrong, unfair: Egypt

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Egypt attacked the United Nations yesterday, saying its criticism of the shooting deaths of African migrants at the border with Israel was...

UN rights boss urges Egypt to stop shooting migrants

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The United Nations' human rights chief accused Egypt yesterday of shooting unarmed African migrants trying to enter Israel via the Sinai Desert...

UN rights chief defends Goldstone Gaza findings

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United Nations human rights Chief Navi Pillay defended yesterday the controversial Goldstone investigation into Israel's 2008-2009 military assault in Gaza, saying both...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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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...