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Protection force urgently needed in Guinea: ECOWAS

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Guinea, whose military leader was the target of a botched assassination attempt last week, needs a West African protection force urgently, an...

Zimbabwe “blood diamonds” dispute breaks out at UN

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The United States, the EU and other Western powers blasted the UN General Assembly for ignoring Zimbabwe's reported failure to comply with...

IAEA head to visit Nigeria

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New UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Nigeria next week for his first official trip, a choice aimed at wooing...

Torture still rife after adoption of treaty banning it: UN

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Although 146 States of the 192 Member States of the United Nations ratified or acceded to the international convention outlawing torture, the...

UN considers abbreviated DRC mission

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has recommended to the Security Council that the mandate of its mission in the Democratic Republic of...

Southern Sudan launches anti-corruption strategy

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Commemorating International Anti-Corruption Day at the Nyakuron Cultural Center in Juba yesterday, Southern Sudan launched a five-year anti-corruption strategy for 2010-2014. The strategy...

East Africa becoming a crime cauldron: UN

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Chaos in lawless Somalia is helping to transform East Africa into a major crime hub, with widespread trafficking in illegal drugs and...

Somalia faces humanitarian crisis in 2010

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War-torn and drought-ravaged Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis with no funding so far raised or pledged for next year for food,...

Kenyan leaders stoking ethnic division: Annan

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Former UN chief Kofi Annan warned yesterday that some Kenyan politicians were reverting to the dangerous ethnic campaigning that fuelled the country's...

UN launches 2010 appeal for aid to Zimbabwe

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The United Nations has launched its 2010 Consolidated Appeal Process for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, UN Assistant Secretary...

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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...