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Canada sending CC-130J to support UN operations in Africa

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Canada will be providing the United Nations with a CC-130J Super Hercules tactical airlifter, which will be based at Entebbe, in Uganda, to support...

BIRD Aerosystems providing protection systems on UN helicopters in Africa

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Israel’s Bird Aerosystems has received a contract to provide missile protection systems for United Nations’ Mi-17 helicopters operating in Africa. The company on 5 August...

ISS: South Africa proves its mettle on the UN Security Council

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South Africa is six months into its third term on a highly divided United Nations Security Council (UNSC). How has it fared and where...

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),...

ISS: Is Sudan ready for UNAMID’s exit?

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The UN Security Council (UNSC) is scheduled to make a decision on the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)...

U.N. surveillance expert urges global moratorium on sale of spyware

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The world should impose a moratorium on the sale and use of surveillance software until there are rules in place to stop governments using...

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...

Risk of nuclear war now highest since WW2, U.N. arms research...

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The risk of nuclear weapons being used is at its highest since World War Two, a senior U.N. security expert said on Tuesday, calling...

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...

U.N. says to hold Libya’s national conference as soon as possible

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The U.N special envoy to Libya said on Tuesday that he would work to convene a national conference that had been due to begin...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...