World leaders laugh as Trump boasts of his achievements

2018-09-26 07:10

US President Donald Trump has received some unintended laughs when he addressed world leaders.

Trump slams Iran but has kind worlds for North Korea at UN General Assembly

2018-09-25 19:53

In his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York, US President Donald Trump climbed into Iran but predictably had some flattering words for North Korea.

'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

2018-09-25 18:00

Efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo are being threatened by a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election turbulence, the UN has said.

Does the UN's Syria peace process still have a purpose?

2018-09-25 14:00

When your job has been labelled "mission impossible", failure may be the most likely outcome.

Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence

2018-09-25 10:01

Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

No bilateral talks for Ramaphosa and Trump at UN General Assembly

2018-09-24 11:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his US counterpart Donald Trump will not have bilateral talks while attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, according to a report.

Busy week ahead for Ramaphosa and his team at the UN

2018-09-23 19:24

President Cyril Ramaphosa's first meeting on Monday during his maiden visit as head of state tot the United Nations (UN) is a friendly visit to UN secretary-general António Guterres.

WATCH: Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 209

2018-09-22 17:28

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official has said, while coffins arrived for at least 209 victims and counting.

WATCH: Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

2018-09-22 15:32

A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said on Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting.

'The last best hope of humanity' - UN that Kofi Annan served pays tribute

2018-09-22 12:05

Two secretaries-generals and diplomats from the world that Kofi Annan served for nearly 45 years paid tribute to him at the UN, but the most moving words were from his wife and son.

 

'The UN is the most powerful instrument we possess' - Ramaphosa in New York

2018-09-25 22:59

The reform of the United Nations, and particularly its Security Council, is a priority if we are to give full effect to the values and principles enshrined in the UN Charter, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said in his debut address to the General Assembly of the body in New York.

Trump says International Criminal Court has 'no legitimacy'

2018-09-25 18:10

US President Donald Trump used a speech before the United Nations General Assembly to accuse the International Criminal Court of lacking any legitimacy, saying it violated "all principles of justice".

Here is why Brazil always speaks first at UN General Assembly

2018-09-25 17:31

Brazil always gets to speak first at the UN General Assembly. Here is why.

Does this UN statue look like Nelson Mandela? These tweeps don't seem to think so

2018-09-25 12:47

Not everybody is impressed with the new statue of former president Nelson Mandela that was unveiled at the UN.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe-backed party disbanded, Tanzania ferry

2018-09-25 08:39

A Zimbabwean political party which was said to be backed by ousted president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been disbanded, Tanzania is investigating a ferry disaster that has killed 227.

Ramaphosa to unveil Mandela statue at UN HQ on Heritage Day

2018-09-24 09:40

While South Africans celebrate Heritage Day on home soil, President Cyril Ramaphosa will extend the country's historic legacy by unveiling a statue of late president Nelson Mandela at the UN headquarters in New York.

Libya urges 'effective' UN action to end Tripoli violence

2018-09-23 17:58

Libya's internationally recognised government has called on the UN to take "concrete and effective" action to protect civilians and halt fighting near the capital that has killed more than 100 people since late August.

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

2018-09-22 15:32

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations has said.

The United Nations that Kofi Annan served pays tribute

2018-09-22 13:05

2 secretaries-generals and diplomats from the world that Kofi Annan served for nearly 45 years paid tribute to him at the UN, but the most moving words were from his wife and son who urged people to continue his fight for a fairer and peaceful planet

Ramaphosa off to UN in New York in first visit as SA president

2018-09-22 10:22

President Cyril Ramaphosa will join a number of world leaders in New York as he leads a delegation on a working visit to New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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