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UN extends mandate for action against piracy

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The Security Council renewed for another 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations fighting piracy off the Somali coast to...

Global Witness wants action on UN Congo minerals report

UN member states should take strong action in response to new information about companies and individuals who trade in minerals from areas of the...

UN seeks $7.1 bln for emergency relief in 2010

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The United Nations called on richer governments today to provide a total of $7.1 billion in 2010 to fund urgent humanitarian assistance...

Report urges sanctions against Sudan ruling party

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The United States and other world powers should impose sanctions on key members of the Sudanese government for refusing to end violence...

IVEMA delivers 24 GILA to UNAMID

International Vehicle & Equipment Marketing (IVEMA) has just shipped the last of 24 South African designed and produced GILA 4x4 Mine Resistant and Ambush...

Congo gunmen fire at UN helicopter

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Gunmen involved in violent ethnic clashes in remote northern Democratic Republic of Congo fired on a United Nations helicopter, injuring five people...

UN inspectors reach Iran’s new nuclear site: report

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UN nuclear experts inspected yesterday a uranium enrichment site whose existence was announced by Iran last month, the semi-official Mers news agency...

Pakistani veteran to become new UN military head in Liberia

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A Pakistani general who is a veteran of the United Nations quick reaction force in Somalia is set to become the next...

Human rights expert urges Zambia to fight extreme poverty

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An independent UN human rights expert has called on the Zambian Government to make good on its promises to reduce the deep...

UN close to naming N Korea sanction targets

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The UN Security Council neared agreement yesterday on N Korean firms and individuals to be added to a blacklist for involvement in...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...