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Human Rights Watch has warned that the ongoing crackdown in Rakhine State in Myanmar was targeting Muslims and that the actions of the army and security forces amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh and neighbouring countries following a spate of violence in Rakhine State

KENYA’S CHIEF JUSTICE CONDEMN ELECTION PROTESTS

20 September 2017
KENYA’S CHIEF JUSTICE CONDEMN ELECTION PROTESTS

  Kenya’s Chief Justice, David Maraga has slammed anti-judicial protests following the Supreme Court’s order to re-run the August 8 presidential elections after it was challenged by the opposition. Maraga said he was concerned that...

RECONSTRUCTION OF ALEPPO BEGINS

20 September 2017
 RECONSTRUCTION OF ALEPPO BEGINS

  The Syrian government local authorities in Aleppo have started the reconstruction of Syria’s largest city now that eastern Aleppo has been recaptured from the Islamic State. Located in the northern part of the country, Aleppo serves as...

AFGHAN PRESIDENT WELCOMES TRUMP SECURITY STRATEGY

20 September 2017
 AFGHAN PRESIDENT WELCOMES TRUMP SECURITY STRATEGY

  Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump’s new security strategy for the region of South Asia where Afghanistan is struggling to defeat the Taliban. Afghanistan plunged into violence in 2003 when U.S....

PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST CHOOSE DEPORTATION TO PRISON

20 September 2017
 PALESTINIAN ACTIVIST CHOOSE DEPORTATION TO PRISON

  Palestinian-born activist Rasmieh Yousef who pleaded guilty to immigration fraud after failing to disclose her previous convictions and criminal history when she immigrated to the U.S. from Jordan in 1995 and when  she was naturalized as...

SUU KYI PROMISES TO RESTORE PEACE IN RAKHINE STATE

20 September 2017
SUU KYI PROMISES TO RESTORE PEACE IN RAKHINE STATE

  Myanmar’s State Counsellor AUNG San Suu Kyi says her government was striving to restore peace in the northern Rakhine State where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been displaced. Suu Kyi made the remarks during a special speech at the...

U.N. PUSHES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

20 September 2017
 U.N. PUSHES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

  As the United States stands by its plans to abandon the Paris Climate Change Deal without a renegotiation favourable to Washington, the U.N. Secretary General Antonnio Guterres, urged world leaders to look around them and they will see the ef...

12 DEAD IN NIGERIA TRIPLE BOMBING

19 September 2017
12 DEAD IN NIGERIA TRIPLE BOMBING

  Three suicide bombers infiltrated the Mashimari settlement in Borno State, killing 12 people, and 46 others were injured. The attacks are the latest in a series of bombings in the restive northeast that have killed at least 200 people since J...

IAEA REAPPOINTS CURRENT DIRECTOR GENERAL

19 September 2017
IAEA REAPPOINTS CURRENT DIRECTOR GENERAL

  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reappointed current Director General Yukiya Amano to another four year term at the helm of the Agency. Amano has been Director General of the IAEA since December 1, 2009. During his tenure, AM...

LIBYAN DETENTION CENTRES ACCUSED OF ABUSE

19 September 2017
LIBYAN DETENTION CENTRES ACCUSED OF ABUSE

  Migrants rescued in the Mediterranean Sea last week say they had witnessed increased sea and  police patrols along the Western coast of Libya that have led to a dramatic decline in Italian arrivals since July.  It has become common...

U.N. PLANS TO ERADICATE SEXUAL ABUSE BY STAFF

19 September 2017
U.N. PLANS TO ERADICATE SEXUAL ABUSE BY STAFF

  The United Nations Secretary General, Antonnio Guterres has reacted angrily to allegations of sexual abuse by U.N. peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), and in other missions around the world. In a statement, Guterres said sexua...

FUTURE OF ASSAD IS FOR SYRIAN PEOPLE TO DECIDE

19 September 2017
 FUTURE OF ASSAD IS FOR SYRIAN PEOPLE TO DECIDE

  The United States has finally conceded that the future of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be up to the Syrian People to decide. However, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of near Middle Eastern Affairs, said the majority...

UNICEF SET UP CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACE

19 September 2017
 UNICEF SET UP CHILD-FRIENDLY SPACE

  The United Nations Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) has set up a child-friendly space at Bangladesh refugee camps for Rohingya children. The space will allow the agency’s workers to monitor and provide counselling to more than 200 0...

POOR COMMUNITIES HIT HARDEST BY HURRICANE IRMA

18 September 2017
POOR COMMUNITIES HIT HARDEST BY HURRICANE IRMA

  People in the poorer communities of Florida have sustained the biggest loss from Hurricane Irma but find it difficult to get relief supplies from the government. In many parts of Florida State, roads were ripped apart like, while roofs have g...

NORTH KOREA TESTS ANOTHER MISSILE

18 September 2017
 NORTH KOREA TESTS ANOTHER MISSILE

  North Korea’s latest launch of an intermediate-range missile did not showcase any new technology, to indicate that U.N. sanctions were taking effect, says Noboru Yamaguchi, EXPERT ON NORTH KOREA. North Korea’s latest launch flew o...

QATAR READY TO RESOLVE DIPLOMATIC STAND-OFF

18 September 2017
QATAR READY TO RESOLVE DIPLOMATIC STAND-OFF

  Qatar says it ready to sit at the negotiating table with its Gulf Arab neighbours to end the dispute over its alleged support for terrorism and destabilising the region. Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade ties...

AID AGENCIES WARN OF HUMANITARIAN DISASTER

18 September 2017
AID AGENCIES WARN OF HUMANITARIAN DISASTER

  Aid agencies in Bangladesh have warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe facing Rohingya refugees. Due to the huge number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, there is an acute shortage of food, shelter and water. Heavy r...

U.N. CONFIRMS 240 000 ROHINGYA CHILDREN DISPLACED

18 September 2017
U.N. CONFIRMS 240 000 ROHINGYA CHILDREN DISPLACED

  The United Nations Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) says at least 240 000 Rohingya Muslim children are now accommodated in refugee camps in Bangladesh and neighbouring countries. According to UNICEF children make up 60% of the Rohingya re...

ANC LEADERSHIP BATTLE

18 September 2017
 ANC LEADERSHIP BATTLE

  Gauteng ANC chair Paul Mashatile says the party's leadership in various provinces is trying to reach consensus to avoid a slate contest at the party's elective conference in December this year. Mashatile attended a strategy meeting in Mp...

GUPTA LEAKS

18 September 2017
 GUPTA LEAKS

  As the controversy over international audit firm KPMG’s handling of the so called SARS Spy Unit continues, a number of top executives have either resigned or face disciplinary action. Analysts say many other companies could face a simil...

FREED CHIBOK GIRLS PREPARE TO RETURN HOME

14 September 2017
 FREED CHIBOK GIRLS PREPARE TO RETURN HOME

  Nigeria’s ministry of women affairs and social development held a ‘send forth’ dinner for 106 girls who were once kidnapped by Boko Haram in the Nigerian Town of Chibok in 2014. The girls have been staying in a government-ow...

KENYAN POLICE FIRE TEARGAS TO DISMISS CROWD

14 September 2017
KENYAN POLICE FIRE TEARGAS TO DISMISS CROWD

  Kenyan police in the western city of Kisumu fired test gas and bullets in the air to disperse young men who broke into a hotel and beat up women who were attending an election meeting allegedly to see how to encourage peaceful voting. The you...

UN CONDEMNS EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR

14 September 2017
UN CONDEMNS EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE IN MYANMAR

  The United Nations Security Council has expressed its deepest concern about violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, where about 400 000 Rohingya Muslims have been forced to flee. In a statement the fifteen-member council called for immedia...

KUALA LUMPUR FIRE

14 September 2017
 KUALA LUMPUR FIRE

  24 people, mainly students studying the Quraan were killed in a fire at an Islamic boarding school for boys in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur on Thursday morning. Officials suspected an electrical short circuit caused the blaze that br...

PUBLIC PROTECTOR FIGHTS BACK

14 September 2017
 PUBLIC PROTECTOR FIGHTS BACK

  Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has hit back. Mkhwebane says during the meeting with the Presidency she did not discuss the amendment of the South African Reserve Bank's mandate. On Tuesday the Reserve Bank accused Mkhwebane of colluding...