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Maritime pirates threaten everyone, especially Africa’s hungry: US

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Maritime pirates are a threat to everyone, especially those who are starving in Somalia and East Africa and rely on ships to...

ElBaradei sets conditions for Egypt presidency run

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Former nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei, tipped as a possible opposition Egyptian presidential contender and said a decision on entering the 2011...

World’s press urges action on climate change

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Humanity faces a profound emergency and unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, a joint editorial...

Mogadishu blast kills three Somali govt ministers

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An explosion tore through a graduation ceremony at a hotel in the Somali capital today and killed at least 14 people including...

Nigerian to head Darfur peacekeeping mission: UN

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Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari will become the new head of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's conflict-torn western Darfur region,...

Guinea unions threaten military junta with strike

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Guinean workers may strike unless the ruling military junta pays compensation for those who died during a bloody crackdown on protesters on...

Ivory Coast leader urges peaceful, not rushed vote

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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has urged patience with the country's long-delayed elections, saying he was more concerned about avoiding a new...

Eritrea denies aiding Somalia’s Islamist rebels

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Eritrea's UN envoy denied that his country has been supporting Islamist rebel’s intent on toppling neighbouring Somalia's fragile government and said there...

UN renews arms embargo and sanctions in DRC

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The United Nations Security Council extended and expanded the arms embargo and related sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

Guinean military ruler backs UN Probe

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The spokesman for Guinea’s military junta said Captain Moussa Dadis Camara supports the United Nations’ ongoing investigation into the recent massacre of...

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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...