It's one thing to focus on SA's long-term prospects. Be careful not to miss the forest for the trees. But what's to be done when the forest suddenly goes up in flames? asks Ron Derby.
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The UN culture and education agency has recognized Rio de Janeiro as the "World Capital of Architecture" for 2020.
The UN culture and education agency is teaming up with the World Jewish Congress to launch a website to counter Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism
The UN's culture and education watchdog says it has created a database for tracking investigations into the murders of journalists around the world as calls rise for authorities to be held accountable for attacks on the press.
Two reports have confirmed the City of Cape Town's borehole drilling programme is posing an environmental threat to the protected Kogelberg biosphere, raising concerns that provisions of the National Environmental Management Act, have been ignored.
"I'm dressed like a river," says priestess Osundele Okugbesan as she shows off her flowing white strapless dress and long beaded necklaces cascading down her chest.
Crushed tanks and trucks destroyed in Eritrea's war for independence from Ethiopia are piled up on the outskirts of Asmara, a rusting testament to a long and bloody history of conflict.
A Unesco panel has added Lake Turkana, a conservation hotspot in Kenya and a candidate site for the birthplace of mankind, to the list of endangered World Heritage Sites.
Detained Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, widely known as Shawkan, will be awarded Unesco's World Press Freedom Prize, the United Nations' cultural body says.
Young people will have sex... It is up to us to make sure they are ready for that responsibility and can protect themselves.
A fusion of Moroccan traditions and contemporary flair that inspired Yves Saint Laurent, a museum to the famed fashion designer is set to be unveiled in his beloved Marrakesh.
Tanzania has signed a $3 billion agreement with Egyptian companies to construct a huge hydroelectric plant in a game reserve that is a Unesco World Heritage site.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is back – and heading to Cape Town to talk about Day Zero.
Workers perched on scaffolding delicately repair Cairo's 13th-century al-Zahir Baybars mosque, a vital restoration project in the Egyptian capital's neglected Islamic quarter.
The City of Cape Town's drilling programme is threatening the Unesco status of the Kogelberg biosphere, says the chairperson of the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve Company.
Authorities in Niger have said floods threatened the historic centre of the 15th-century city of Agadez after weeks of heavy rain.
Virunga Park, the nature preserve in the east of the DRC famous for its endangered mountain gorillas, says a mother has given birth to two babies, bringing to nine the number of infants born so far this year.
The Tunisian navy has recovered four more corpses from a deadly shipwreck of migrants over the weekend, bringing the official number of victims to 52, the interior ministry has said.
Seychelles' opposition coalition, which holds a majority in parliament, has said it would not ratify a deal signed with India to build a military base on one of the archipelago's outlying islands.
The United Nations has faced criticism after naming Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador" to promote health causes, despite the country's dire health crisis under his rule.
South African indigenous languages may be saved from the list of those identified by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) as likely to disappear at the end of this century.
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