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ISS: Can the AU and UN find common ground on Sudan?

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Recent developments around Sudan’s transfer of political power show why a more strategic partnership between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN),...

UN tells other countries to stay out of Libya

The United Nations Security Council condemned a deadly air strike on a migrant detention centre in Libya, called for warring parties to commit to...

Mapisa-Nqakula tells UN conference South Africa is committed to peacekeeping

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South Africa’s defence minister was one of many taking part in a recent UN peacekeeping ministerial conference where she gave some insight into the...

UN budget procedure review sought to ensure payment for troop contributing...

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The bean counters at the Department of Defence (DoD) and the national defence force would be right if they alerted the South African contingent...

UN to move some staff from Sudan

The United Nations said it is temporarily removing some civilian staff from Sudan because of the security situation in the country, where security forces...

Brand SA welcomes UN recognition of SA’s peacekeeping role

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Brand South Africa has welcomes the United Nations (UN) recognition and praise of South Africa’s role in peacekeeping missions on the African continent. Speaking at...

New top UN man in Somalia

South African Nicholas “Fink” Haysom has been replaced as the United Nations special representative in Somalia by James Swan. In addition to being Secretary-General Antonio...

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...

ISS: Beyond politics – options for an AU-UN partnership that delivers

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The human security benefits of collaboration between the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) are clear. With the formidable resources and political clout...

UN’s highest peacekeeping award for fallen Malawian soldier

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UN Secretary-General General António Guterres will award the “Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage” posthumously to Private Chancy Chitete of Malawi during the...

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Raw deal for defence in SONA

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Last week’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Cyril Ramaphosa, also Commander-in-Chief of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF), sadly did...