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South Sudan: No Sanctions without a Strategy



As South Sudan’s civil war continues unabated and multiple peace processes and initiatives create little tangible progress, members of the UN Security Council are seeking to adopt....

Tunisia beach massacre



Massacre on Tunisian beach, a beheading in France and suicide bomb set off in Kuwaiti mosque: Are today's attacks part 'month of calamities' planned by ISIS for Ramadan?

Amputee children from Tanzania get new hope in Philadelphia



Five children, victims of horrific acts, are beginning the path to a better life at a Philadelphia hospital. The children are all from Tanzania and albino. Because of a superstition about about....

Female Genital Mutilation Banned In Nigeria



Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the practice of removing or cutting the genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice of genital mutilation is abundant in over a dozen countries in....
‘Game Of Thrones’ Editor Katherine Chappell mauled by lion



Twenty-nine year old Katherine Chappell, a visual effects editor on HBO’s Game of Thrones who worked on the Emmy winning episode “The Children,” was mauled by a lion and killed....

Mali: An Imposed Peace?



After eight months of negotiations between Malian parties, the government and some armed groups signed an agreement on 15 May 2015 in Bamako. Fighting has resumed, however, in the north....

New Hominin Species Discovered in Ethiopia
New Hominin Species Discovered in Ethiopia
Meet Australopithecus deyiremeda, a previously unknown human ancestor species who lived alongside Lucy’s species, Australopithecus....
Key South African luxury travel trade visit the Middle East's largest inbound and outbound show - Reed Exhibitions
Key South African luxury travel trade visit the Middle East's....
Dubai Tourism South Africa recently took 8 key South African luxury travel trade buyers to the Middle East’s largest inbound and outbound....
MIDEST MAROC 2015 - The Industrial Event in Morocco
MIDEST MAROC 2015 - The Industrial Event in Morocco
The Moroccan trade show for industrial subcontracting, machinery, equipment and services, will take place at OFEC, the Casablanca Exhibition....
Soles4Souls - 5 pairs in 1
Soles4Souls - 5 pairs in 1
For many children in the developing world, even the most basic clothing items can be hard to come by. While working in Nairobi, Kenya, inventor....
Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”
Sudan: The Prospects for “National Dialogue”
Prospects for an inclusive national dialogue President Omar al-Bashir promised in January 2014 are fading, making a soft-landing end to....
Libya: Getting Geneva Right
Libya: Getting Geneva Right
Libya’s deteriorating internal conflict may be nearing a dramatic turning point. Over six months of fighting between two parliaments, their....
Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts
Sudan and South Sudan's Merging conflicts
Neither the 2005 peace agreement that ended Sudan’s second civil war nor South Sudan’s 2011 independence brought stability. The wars....
Burkina Faso: Nine Months to Complete the Transition
Burkina Faso: Nine Months to Complete the Transition
When President Blaise Compaoré was ousted in October 2014, he left the country with weak institutions and under economic strain. The....
DRC Protests: The Government’s Election Law Must be Revised – or Withdrawn
DRC Protests: The Government’s Election Law Must be Revised –....
The adoption on 17 January 2015 by the Congolese National Assembly of a law, proposed by the government of President Joseph Kabila, that could....
Conflict Alert: Looming Military Offensives in South Sudan
Conflict Alert: Looming Military Offensives in South Sudan
Warring parties in South Sudan’s civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease. Hardliners in both the government and....
Tunisia’s Borders (II): Terrorism and Regional Polarisation
Tunisia’s Borders (II): Terrorism and Regional Polarisation
In its latest briefing, Tunisia’s Borders (II): Terrorism and Regional Polarisation, the International Crisis Group builds on its....
The Döner FishKebab
The Döner FishKebab
Innovative Seafood products are tasty and creative alternatives, immediately ready to cook or even eat without any preparation. Their gourmet....
FORA Diamond MINI Blood Glucose Monitor
FORA Diamond MINI Blood Glucose Monitor
Altys Group announced the launch of the ForaCare Suisse AG FORA Diamond MINI blood glucose monitor in South Africa. An exclusive distributor of....
Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (III): The Limits of Darfur’s Peace Process
Sudan’s Spreading Conflict (III): The Limits of Darfur’s....
If Darfur is to have durable peace, all parties to the country’s multiple conflicts need to develop a more holistic means of addressing both....
Mali: Reform or Relapse
Mali: Reform or Relapse
In its latest report, Mali: Reform or Relapse, the International Crisis Group examines the situation in Mali a year after the beginning....
Exodus adds to CAR crisis
Exodus adds to CAR crisis
Almost 20,000 people of Chadian origin have left violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) in recent weeks, and many more are expected to....
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