United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the lifting of targeted sanctions against Zimbabwe is a matter for individual member states.
He was responding to a question during a brief press encounter with journalists at the UN Headquarters in … Read the rest
Bolivia has accused Austria of “kidnapping” its president, Evo Morales.
After a 12-hour interruption during which the president’s plane was stopped and searched by Austrian authorities for US fugitive Edward Snowden, Morales was allowed to fly home. Bolivia’s vice-president, Alvaro … Read the rest
UN leader Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that the whole world is praying for Nelson Mandela as the legendary South African leader fights for his life.
Ban called Mandela “one of the giants of the 20th century” at a New York … Read the rest
US ambassador Susan Rice left the United Nations on Tuesday slamming the Security Council’s failure to act over the worsening Syria conflict as a “moral and strategic disgrace.”
But while Rice criticized Russia and China for their veto of resolutions … Read the rest
Denel has released the names of two of three employees who were killed after an attack on a United Nations facility in Somalia on Wednesday.
They were Morne Lotter, 42, of Oudtshoorn and Alan Simpson, 35, of Port Elizabeth, spokeswoman … Read the rest
Tight security has been thrown around the deployment of more than 1000 heavily armed South African troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In the past 72 hours, 1300 soldiers from 6 SA Infantry Battalion, including paratroops, special forces and … Read the rest
Israel has boycotted the UN human rights forum over fears of scrutiny of its treatment of residents of the occupied territories. Israel is now the first state in history to win a deferment of the periodical review of its human … Read the rest
France has announced it will vote in favor of recognition of Palestine as a non-member observer state at the UN General Assembly later this week.
The French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told parliament that France “will respond ‘yes’” when the … Read the rest
Africa needs to be better represented in the United Nations security council, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.
“About 70% of the agenda of the UN security council is taken up by issues from the African continent,” Zuma said in … Read the rest
Former British prime minister Tony Blair was the only person capable of turning George W Bush against the 2003 Iraq invasion, ex-United Nations chief Kofi Annan claimed in an interview published on Saturday.
Annan argued in an interview published in … Read the rest
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu demanded Thursday that the international community impose a red line on Iran to prevent it from enriching enough uranium for a nuclear bomb.
“The hour is late, very late,” Netanyahu said, alleging Iran was already … Read the rest
I wish at the outset to congratulate my dear brother, H.E. Hassan Sheik Mohamoud on being elected President of Somalia.
I look forward to working with you President Hassan, in both bilateral and in multilateral settings as we strengthen the … Read the rest