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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says it has signed an agreement to offer assistance worth 300 million U.S. dollars to the Colombian government in its efforts to reduce the production of cocaine in Colombia. Illicit cultivation of coca, the raw material used to make cocaine, has been a thorny problem for the Colombian government. The U.N’s aim is to discourage farmers from growing coca by replacing it with safer crops like coffee and caca.

U.S. OPTIMISTIC ON N.KOREA MEETING

13 March 2018
U.S. OPTIMISTIC ON N.KOREA MEETING

  The United States national security adviser H.R. McMaster says Washington Is optimistic about the opportunity for President Donald Trump to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but it is determined to keep up pressure on Pyongyang to de...

TRUMP VISITING CALIFORNIA

13 March 2018
TRUMP VISITING CALIFORNIA

  U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting California to inspect samples for his controversial wall along the border with Mexico. In February, the federal government began work to replace a section of barrier built in the 1990s in the...

NEPAL'S DEADLY PLANE CRASH

13 March 2018
NEPAL'S DEADLY PLANE CRASH

  A Bangladeshi airliner crashed as it came in to land in Nepal, according to officials the crash killed 49 people. Nepal Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli said the tragic incident had brought Nepal to a halt. Airport general manager...

DRC OPPOSITION LEADER TO RETURN HOME IN JUNE

13 March 2018
DRC OPPOSITION LEADER TO RETURN HOME IN JUNE

  The exiled Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi says he would be returning home by June to lodge his candidacy for a presidential election in December. Voting was previously scheduled for 2016 however, it has been repe...

EFF WANTS MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN NORTH WEST

13 March 2018
EFF WANTS MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE IN NORTH WEST

  The Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) have written to the speaker Of the provincial legislature in the North West to set a date for a debate on a motion of no confidence in North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo. This comes a week after the Ha...

SOUTH AFRICA HOSTS ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

13 March 2018
SOUTH AFRICA HOSTS ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

  The Minister of Higher Education Naledi Pandor will deliver a lecture titled "Cutting Ties with Israel tomorrow 14 March at 18h30, at Upper Campus, University of Cape Town. The University of Cape Town forms part of this year’s 14th Isra...

MALUSI GIGABA IN PARLIAMENT FOR ESKOM INQUIRY

13 March 2018
MALUSI GIGABA IN PARLIAMENT FOR ESKOM INQUIRY

  The Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba is appearing in parliament today to answer questions in the Eskom Enquiry Former South African Airways Chairperson Dudu Myeni was also meant to testify but will not be present due to ill health and i...

HELICOPTER CRASH IN NEW YORK CITY

12 March 2018
HELICOPTER CRASH IN NEW YORK CITY

    Officials confirmed that a helicopter crashed in New York City's East River yesterday, killing at least five people. New York City Police Commissioner, James O’Neill reported that a search and rescue operation began immediately....

RUSSIA REACTS TO UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA MEETING

12 March 2018
RUSSIA REACTS TO UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA MEETING

  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Russia believes that a possible meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is a step in the right direction. Lavrov told reporters while on a visit to...

U.S. SAYS KENYA SHOULD NOT STIFLE MEDIA

12 March 2018
U.S. SAYS KENYA SHOULD NOT STIFLE MEDIA

  U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Kenya should not stifle the media and threaten the courts.The Kenyan government shut down three television channels in January this year, as the stations planned to livestream opposition leader...

NO CONFIRMATION RECEIVED FOR KOREAN-U.S. SUMMIT

12 March 2018
NO CONFIRMATION RECEIVED FOR KOREAN-U.S. SUMMIT

  Spokesperson for South Korea’s ministry, Baik Tae-hyun, has indicated that the government did not receive an official response from the North regarding the North Korea-U.S. summit. South Korea's Ministry of Unification says that North K...

CIVILIANS FLEE AFRIN IN SYRIA

12 March 2018
CIVILIANS FLEE AFRIN IN SYRIA

  Civilians are fleeing Syria’s Afrin for safety amid the recent Turkish force offensive against Kurdish militia. Civilians were said to be heading towards Zarah village and mount Ahlam. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Right...

SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE ‘GITA’ HEADED FOR TONGA

12 February 2018
  SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE ‘GITA’ HEADED FOR TONGA

  Tonga declared a state of emergency today and imposed a curfew in the capital Nuku'alofa, as the Pacific island kingdom braced for a direct hit from a Severe Tropical Cyclone named Gita. The cyclone has already created havoc in neighbouring S...

ISRAEL attacks Iranian position inside Syria

12 February 2018
ISRAEL attacks Iranian position inside Syria

  Israel attacked what it said were Iranian positions inside Syria over the weekend in "large-scale" raids after one of its warplanes was targeted by Syrian air defences and crashed. Following the most serious confrontation between Israel and I...

RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES UPDATE ON PLANE CRASH

12 February 2018
RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES UPDATE ON PLANE CRASH

An investigation into the Russian plane crash says numerous causes would be considered, including weather conditions, human error and technical failure. The flight was operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines and was headed for Orsk, a city in the...

RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH KILLS 71 PEOPLE

12 February 2018
 RUSSIAN PLANE CRASH KILLS 71 PEOPLE

  A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed near Moscow yesterday, minutes after taking off, killing everyone on board in one of the country's worst ever aviation disasters. Investigators said the Antonov An-148 plane went down in th...

ANC MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT ZUMA’S FUTURE

12 February 2018
ANC MEET TO DISCUSS PRESIDENT ZUMA’S FUTURE

The African National Congress (ANC)’s executive committee are meeting today in Pretoria to finalise Discussions on the future of President Jacob Zuma, who is under mounting pressure to step down as President of the republic. Speaking during a...

BBC CALLED ON TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT SALARIES

01 February 2018
BBC CALLED ON TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT SALARIES

  Former BBC Editor for China, Carrie Grace has accused the Corporation of failing to live up to its own editorial mission to report the truth after it denied having a problem with gender discrimination on pay. Gracie quit her post earlier this...

REUTERS REPORTERS APPEAR IN MYANMAR COURT

01 February 2018
REUTERS REPORTERS APPEAR IN MYANMAR COURT

  Two journalists accused of violating Myanmar’s Official Secrets Act appeared in court today to apply for bail after being arrested for filming the exodus of Rohingya refugees from Rakhine state following an army crackdown. The two repor...

U.N.S.G. CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST HATRED TODAY

01 February 2018
U.N.S.G. CALLS FOR VIGILANCE AGAINST HATRED TODAY

  United Nations Secretary General, Antonnio Guterres  has called on the world to be more “vigilant about hatred today”, as the United Nations General Assembly held a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the holocaust...

NATO CAUTIONED AGAINST RAPE AS WEAPON OF WAR

01 February 2018
NATO CAUTIONED AGAINST RAPE AS WEAPON OF WAR

  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)’s Special Envoy and film star, Angelina Jolie has called on NATO to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. NATO which counts 29 members and has missions from Ko...

FRANCE INJECTS FINANCIAL SUPPORT INTO TUNISIA

01 February 2018
FRANCE INJECTS FINANCIAL SUPPORT INTO TUNISIA

  France says it is ready to provide Tunisia with more than $338 million in New financing as it seeks to bolster Tunis’s ailing economy and its transition to democracy following months of civil unrest triggered by unemployment. France has...

EU COMMITED TO TWO-STATE SOLUTION

01 February 2018
EU COMMITED TO TWO-STATE SOLUTION

  The European Union has reiterated its commitment to the two-state solution between Palestinians and Israelis with Jerusalem being the shared capital for both. In a statement, the EU’s Commissioner for Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini...

YEMEN OPPOSITION CAPTURE ADEN

31 January 2018
YEMEN OPPOSITION CAPTURE ADEN

  Chaos has erupted in the streets of Aden as the Southern Transitional Council (STC) takes control of the port city of Aden after two days of fighting, confining the government to the presidential palace. The STC had previously requested the g...

TRUMP SIGNS ORDER NOT TO SHUT GUANTANAMO

31 January 2018
TRUMP SIGNS ORDER NOT TO SHUT GUANTANAMO

  U.S. President Donald Trump has told the media that he has signed an order to keep open the notorious military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, in Cuba, which his predecessor, Barack Obama unsuccessfully tried to close down. The Guant...

SYRIAN REFUGEE IN U.S. RECOUNTS HIS FORTUNE

31 January 2018
SYRIAN REFUGEE IN U.S. RECOUNTS HIS FORTUNE

  Michael Shakur, a Syrian refugee who is among some 6 000 Syrians awaiting the U.S. Homeland Security’s decision on the extension of the temporary protected status (TPS) given to Syrians who fled the war in their country.  Shakur&rs...

U.S AID CUT MOST SERIOUS FINANCIAL CRISIS

31 January 2018
U.S AID CUT MOST SERIOUS FINANCIAL CRISIS

  The United Nations Commissioner of UNRWA, Pierre Krahenbuhl says the U.S. decision to cut aid to UNRWA was the “most serious financial crisis ever in the history of the agency. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency is funded mainly...

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MEETS KING ABDULLAH

31 January 2018
PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MEETS KING ABDULLAH

  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with King Abdullah of Jordan, in Amman yesterday (Jan. 30) to discuss the latest developments on Jerusalem. The two leaders have agreed to step up efforts to gain international recognition for the state...

THE POSTMAN NEVER RINGS TWICE!

30 January 2018
THE POSTMAN NEVER RINGS TWICE!

  Italian police arrested a postman from a northern town after finding hundreds of kilograms of undelivered mail in his garage.Police were alerted to the 56-year-old postman after workers from a recycling depot close to the postal service spott...

"PEOPLES STATE OF THE UNION" HELD IN NEW YORK

30 January 2018
"PEOPLES STATE OF THE UNION" HELD IN NEW YORK

  Dozens of celebrities and activists gathered in New York city to take part in an annual event dubbed "The People's State of the Union" a day ahead of U.S. President, Donald Trump's State of The Union Speech to the Congress. According to organ...

AU AND CHINA DENY HACKING REPORT

30 January 2018
AU AND CHINA DENY HACKING REPORT

  China and the African Union have dismissed a report in a French newspaper that Beijing had bugged the regional bloc's headquarters in the Ethiopian capital. An article published has quoted anonymous AU sources and reported that data from comp...

KENYAN CAPITAL TENSE

30 January 2018
KENYAN CAPITAL TENSE

  Kenya's opposition supporters celebrated as their leader, Raila Odinga, will be "sworn in" as alternative president later today. The country has been tense since Kenya's incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta won 98 percent of the vote in a repea...

ROCKY START FOR SYRIA TALKS

30 January 2018
ROCKY START FOR SYRIA TALKS

  A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday (January 30) after some delegates opposed to President Bashar al-Assad refused to leave the airport on arrival, saying they were offended by the presence of the Syrian go...

COALITION CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN

30 January 2018
COALITION CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE CEASEFIRE IN YEMEN

  The Saudi-led coalition has called for an immediate ceasefire in the southern port city of Aden, and reaffirmed its support to the government of Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Tthe Saudi-led multinational coalition has already iss...

MORE NIGERIAN MIGRANTS REPATRIATED FROM LIBYA

07 December 2017
 MORE NIGERIAN MIGRANTS REPATRIATED FROM LIBYA

  Over 4 000 Nigerian migrants were flown back home from Libya where they had been in various detention camps after attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Around 5 891 Nigerian migrants have so far been repatriated from Libya th...

SENEGAL SET TO OPEN NEW AIRPORT

07 December 2017
 SENEGAL SET TO OPEN NEW AIRPORT

  Senegal is set to open its new airport today jn Dias, about 45 kilometres from the country’s third largest city, Thies, in a bid to attract more investment and tourism. The Blaise Diagne International Airport is due to start operations...

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNERS

07 December 2017
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ANTI-NUCLEAR CAMPAIGNERS

  The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is to receive the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize in Stockholm in recognition of its work to draw attention to the humanitarian consequences of using nuclear weapons in war. ICAN will be joi...

ANC SUCCESSION

07 December 2017
ANC SUCCESSION

  The ANC says the party is doing everything possible to avoid a split in the party after elections for a new leader this month. Zweli Mkhize, the ANC's treasurer general and candidate in the leadership race, said it was important that ANC memb...

UNIVERSAL CONDEMNATION FOR TRUMP

07 December 2017
 UNIVERSAL CONDEMNATION FOR TRUMP

  Leaders, in Africa, the European Union and the Arab world have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel and instructing Congress to put plans in place to move the U.S. embassy from Tel...

U.N. WARNS MEXICO OVER CRISIS IN “JOURNALIST” SAFETY

05 December 2017
 U.N. WARNS MEXICO OVER CRISIS IN “JOURNALIST” SAFETY

  The United Nations has warned that the Mexican government was failing in its efforts to keep journalists safe and prosecute crimes against them, after officials toured Mexican regions that are among the worlds most dangerous for reporters.&nb...

YEMEN TENSE AFTER DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT

05 December 2017
 YEMEN TENSE AFTER DEATH OF FORMER PRESIDENT

  The United Nations has called the escalating violence in Yemen “deeply disturbing” following reports that former President Ali Abdullah SALEH was killed in a roadside attack yesterday (Dec. 4) after switching sides in Yemen’...

U.N. STILL OPTIMISTIC FOR POLLUTION-FREE WORLD

05 December 2017
 U.N. STILL OPTIMISTIC FOR POLLUTION-FREE WORLD

  The United Nations Environment Assembly convened in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss measures aiming at zero-pollution. More than 4 000 people from over 100 countries are attending the summit, including heads of state, cabinet ministers, U.N. offici...

PLO CONDEMNS U.S. PLANS FOR JERUSALEM

05 December 2017
 PLO CONDEMNS U.S. PLANS FOR JERUSALEM

  The PLO’s Chief Representative in Washington, HUSAM Zomlot has described the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital by the United States as a ‘kiss of death’ to the two solution’ recognised by the United Na...

ANC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

05 December 2017
 ANC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

   African National Congress (ANC) Deputy Secretary-General Jessie Duarte has made a call for unity and respect among delegates attending the party’s upcoming national conference. She says delegates will not be allowed...

NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RELEASES

04 December 2017
NEW INTERNET TECHNOLOGY RELEASES

  Eighteen  latest achievements and innovations of Internet science were released at the Release  Ceremony for World  Leading Internet Scientific and Technological Achievements yesterday (Dec. 3) in China. The 18 achievements inc...

BALI TOURISM SLUMPS DUE TO ERUPTING VOLCANO

04 December 2017
 BALI TOURISM SLUMPS DUE TO ERUPTING VOLCANO

  An erupting volcano on Indonesian holiday island of Bali has hit tourism operators hard with many complaining that they have been suffering losses as peak season beckons. According to estimates, the tourism business has dropped by half since...

PALESTINIANS CELEBRATE MAWLID AL-NABI

04 December 2017
PALESTINIANS CELEBRATE MAWLID AL-NABI

  Hundreds of young Palestinians participated in a new initiative called ‘Jerusalem is beautiful at night’ aimed at reviving the night life in Jerusalem by launching tours to the Old City’s neighbourhoods. This week’s to...

IRANIAN EMBASSY TARGETED DURING PROTEST

04 December 2017
IRANIAN EMBASSY TARGETED DURING PROTEST

  An unknown rocket projectile hit the Iranian embassy in the Yemen capital Sanaa yesterday as clashes between the Houthi movement supporters and loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah SALEH. Many in the region believe that Iran provides ma...

U.N. CALLS FOR END OF YEMEN BLOCKADE

04 December 2017
U.N. CALLS FOR END OF YEMEN BLOCKADE

  The United Nations Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock has joined the chorus to call for an end to the blockade of Yemen sooner than later to avert a disastrous humanitarian crisis.  According to Lowcock of the...

ANC SUCCESSION

04 December 2017
ANC SUCCESSION

  With less than two weeks to go before the African National Congress (ANC) elects a new leadership, most provinces have made it clear that the race for the presidency is firmly between Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and&n...

VOLCANIC ERUPTION THREATENING INDONESIA

27 November 2017
  VOLCANIC ERUPTION THREATENING INDONESIA

  Hundreds of tourists are stranded at Bali airport after the Indonesian authorities closed the airport of the holiday island following a warning of the Mount Agung volcanic eruption that was raised to the top level four alert today (Nov. 27)....

AU TO PRESS EU OVER ISSUE OF MIGRATION

27 November 2017
AU TO PRESS EU OVER ISSUE OF MIGRATION

  The Africa Union and leaders of the European Union are meeting in Abidjan on 29 November 2017 to discuss security and migration amid calls for tighter security and control measures to curb the flow of migrants to Europe. Recent video footage...

SAUDI TO LEAD COUNTER INSURGENCY EFFORTS

27 November 2017
 SAUDI TO LEAD COUNTER INSURGENCY EFFORTS

  Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defence, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has promised that Saudi Arabia will help the “Islamic Counter Terrorism Coalition” (IMCTC) to focus all its efforts together with member States to combat v...

EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK

27 November 2017
 EGYPT MOSQUE ATTACK

  Security has been beefed up in the Sinai Province following the deadliest attack and the first on a mosque in Egypt claiming a death toll of 305 people. Even though no organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, it is widely b...

CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

27 November 2017
 CAPE TOWN GANG WARS

  As the Cape Gang Wars intensify, calls are once again being made for military intervention in the volatile Cape Flats. This report from AFP.

#GUPTALEAKS

27 November 2017
 #GUPTALEAKS

  Communications Minister Mamaloko Kubayi-Ngubane says that her department will not fold its arms amid allegations of corruptions implicating MultiChoice and TV channel ANN7. The latest instalment of the Gupta leaks has revealed how a questiona...

ROHINGYA REFUGEES STUCK AT BORDER

23 November 2017
 ROHINGYA REFUGEES STUCK AT BORDER

  More than 6 000  Rohingya Muslim refugees are reportedly stuck at the border unable to go home to Myanmar and unwilling to cross the muddy stream to Bangladesh to live in refugee camps. Myanmar has built a fence on its side of the border...

ISRAELI EX-SOLDIER CONFESSES TO TORTURE

23 November 2017
 ISRAELI EX-SOLDIER CONFESSES TO TORTURE

  An Israeli ex-soldier, Dean Issacharoff who serves as a spokesman for a group that documents alleged abuses of Palestinians has set off a legal tussle with the Israeli authorities by saying he himself had beaten a detainee. Issacharoff belong...

SYRIAN OPPOSITION TO FORM UNITED FRONT

23 November 2017
 SYRIAN OPPOSITION TO FORM UNITED FRONT

  Syrian opposition representatives met in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia yesterday (Nov.22) in a bid to form a united front ahead of the next round of Syrian peace talks in Geneva later this month. Although the High Negotiations Council (HNC) was formed...

NEW ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR UNITY

23 November 2017
NEW ZIMBABWEAN PRESIDENT CALLS FOR UNITY

  Incoming Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called on his country men to unite behind him to rebuild the country. Mnangagwa who was sacked as vice President of Zimbabwe seventeen days ago will be sworn in as president tomorrow (Nov....