Minister rejects bid to commercialise GM potatoes

2015-09-18 20:00

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Senzeni Zokwana has rejected a bid for the commercialisation of genetically modified potatoes in South Africa.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.

US reviewing democracy work in hostile countries

2014-11-11 10:11

The US State Department says it is reviewing some of its secretive democracy-promotion programmes in hostile countries.

Fifteen shot in West Bank

2014-01-31 22:36

Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 10 Palestinians near the West Bank town of Ramallah during a protest.

Obama sees 'moral imperative' to help Africa

2013-06-28 15:01

President Barack Obama says Washington has a "moral imperative" to help the world’s poorest African continent feed itself.

US to give $100m more for Syrian aid

2013-05-09 08:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to announce that the United States will give an additional $100m in humanitarian aid for those affected by the Syrian civil war.

Russian authorities search NGOs' offices

2013-03-27 21:39

Russian authorities have searched the Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch and three other advocacy groups, inspections that activists say is a campaign to silence criticism of the president.

3 Nigerians arrested for spying for Iran

2013-02-21 07:53

Nigerian police have paraded a 50-year-old Islamic cleric and two accomplices who they alleged were spying on prominent individuals and targets in the west African nation for Iran.

$10m reward for gunmen in Sudan killing

2013-01-08 22:24

The US has offered $10m for the capture of two fugitive gunmen convicted of the 2008 killings of a US diplomat and his driver in Sudan.

Last chance to stop Sahel food crisis

2012-06-18 18:21

As many as 18 million people are being hit by a growing food emergency in the Sahel international donors and campaigners say, calling for urgent action to prevent mass hunger.


Mozambique elephants decimated

2015-05-26 19:49

Mozambique has lost half its elephants over the past five years, part of a wave of poaching driven by red-hot demand for ivory from fast-growing Asian economies.

US diplomat, reporters freed after DRC arrest

2015-03-16 22:34

An American diplomat and five journalists arrested alongside activists in Democratic Republic of Congo have been released.

Ebola easier to avoid than malaria - Usaid

2014-08-26 15:02

The head of the Usaid says poor understanding of Ebola is undermining the fights against the epidemic, pointing out that the fever is harder to get than malaria.

US donates $10m more for Zimbabwe's hungry

2013-10-22 13:58

The US has reportedly donated an additional $10m towards addressing looming food shortages in Zimbabwe, bringing its total hunger relief assistance to Zimbabwe this year to $25m.

Funds dry up for rape NGO

2013-06-09 21:10

A feisty NGO that has helped 30 000 rape survivors in Mpumalanga may have to shut its doors as funding dries up.

Sexual assault programme launched

2013-03-31 22:00

Justice Minister Jeff Radebe has launched an increased support services programme for sexual assault survivors in KwaZulu-Natal.

Iran rejects Nigeria spy claims

2013-02-22 15:07

Iran has rejected it had committed any "illegal act" in Nigeria after the West African nation's secret police arrested three Nigerians accused of spying for the Islamic republic.

Clinton praises Kerry, but sad to go

2013-01-30 20:16

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she was very sad to be stepping down but assured staffers that John Kerry would do a great job replacing her as the top US diplomat.

Russia expels 'meddling' USAid

2012-09-19 15:04

Russia says it has given USAid a deadline to halt its work as the US aid agency was meddling in domestic politics, a move that risks sparking a new diplomatic crisis with Washington.

Free circumcisions to fight HIV

2012-04-17 16:21

Thousands of free circumcisions will be performed by non-profit HIV and Aids organisation Right to Care in the next year, the body says.

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