Shock at moves to 'spread resources' for sexual offences courts

2017-05-18 20:56

The fact that the justice department is considering reducing resources to sexual offences courts is shocking, organisations campaigning against gender violence have said.

I said NO to Boko Haram militants who wanted to marry me, says girl, 14

2017-05-16 16:00

A 14-year-old Nigerian girl, who "surrendered while on a suicide bombing attack in Maiduguri" has told of how she was chosen to carry the mission by the Boko Haram militants.

Help find missing Unicef director - Zuma

2017-05-08 13:02

President Jacob Zuma has appealed to members of the public to help find missing Unicef director Charlotte Nikoi, who went missing on Table Mountain.

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.

Search continues for missing Unicef director last seen on Table Mountain

2017-03-29 13:35

There is still no sign of Unicef director Charlotte Nana Yaa Nikoi, who was last seen walking on Table Mountain on Human Rights Day.

UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

2017-02-23 12:56

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

2017-02-20 17:29

South Sudan's government has said that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

WATCH: I've never experienced happiness in my marriage' - #ChildMarriages

2017-02-01 15:52

Despite efforts to end child marriages, one in four girls across Sub Saharan Africa is forced into marriage before their 18th birthday, says a human rights group.

France, Russia reach compromise as Aleppo rescue uncertain

2016-12-19 10:20

France has struck a compromise with Russia on a UN resolution that it says will prevent "mass atrocities" in besieged areas of Aleppo.

Race against time as nearly 20,000 children flee Aleppo: UN

2016-12-02 21:28

Nearly 20 000 children have fled their homes in battered east Aleppo in recent days, the UN says, warning that time is running out to provide them with the help they desperately need.


Where is Charlotte Nikoi?

2017-05-17 19:01

It has been almost two months since Unicef associate director for human resources Charlotte Nikoi disappeared without a trace from Table Mountain, and her husband Chris desperately wants her home again.

Angola feels pressure of DRC refugees

2017-05-13 10:36

Hundreds of people from Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region have been pouring into neighbouring Angola every day for more than a month to escape violence plaguing their homes.

WATCH: Priyanka Chopra addresses the media in South Africa

2017-05-07 17:39

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra addressed the media in Rosebank.

Unicef: Boko Haram increasingly using children as bombers

2017-04-12 13:39

Islamic militants from Boko Haram are increasingly using children as bombers, with attacks since January already nearly reaching the total for all of last year, according to the UN children's agency.

UNICEF says 2016 was worst year yet for Syria's children

2017-03-13 10:44

The U.N. child relief agency says at least 652 children were killed in Syria last year, making 2016 the worst year yet for the country's rising generation

1.4 million children in 4 countries face famine death - UNICEF

2017-02-21 14:15

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has said.

Unicef launches $110m appeal for Sudan children

2017-02-15 21:57

The UN children's agency has launched a $110m appeal to help two million acutely malnourished children across Sudan, including hundreds of thousands living in conflict areas.

Nigerian governor: Aid agencies 'misusing' refugee funds

2017-01-11 16:58

The governor of Nigeria's embattled northeastern Borno state has accused aid agencies, including Unicef, of profiting from funds meant to help refugees from Boko Haram.

'All children' in Syria's Aleppo suffering trauma: Unicef

2016-12-11 21:54

All children in Syria's battered Aleppo are suffering from trauma after enduring some of the worst violence in their country's war, the UN children's agency says.

'Catastrophic' water shortages for half a million in Mosul

2016-12-01 17:49

Up to 500 000 civilians in Mosul are facing a "catastrophic" drinking water shortage, the UN warned, as Iraqi forces advance against the Islamic State group in the city.

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