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Number of women in jail soars, despite global push to cut...

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The number of women in jail globally has soared by 17% in a decade, despite leaders’ pledges to put fewer women behind bars for...

Strengthening cooperation between the UNSC and the AU

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union to speed up deliberations to ensure that peacekeeping operations on...

United Nations and Ethiopia reach aid pact for war-hit Tigray

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Ethiopia and the United Nations reached an agreement on Wednesday to channel desperately needed humanitarian aid to a northern region where a month of...

COVID-19 drives 40% spike in number of people needing humanitarian aid,...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance around the globe, the United Nations said on...

‘Full-scale’ humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia: UN

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A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27 000 people now having...

Seven Burkinabe soldiers killed in ambush ahead of presidential election

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Fourteen soldiers in Burkina Faso were killed on Wednesday in an ambush by suspected Islamist militants, the government said, close to a week before...

UN to host security commodities webinar

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The United Nations Procurement Division (UNPD) will next week host a webinar on Security Commodities in order to engage with relevant vendors. The UNPD said...

Nearly 6 000 Afghan civilians killed or wounded in 2020: UN

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Nearly 6 000 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first nine months of the year as heavy fighting between government forces and...

Gunmen storm school in Cameroon, killing at least six children

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Gunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a...

ISS: Can South Africa rejuvenate an ageing United Nations?

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COVID-19 has shown that countries across the world need to work together to tackle global problems. United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres made this clear in...

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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...