US boosts aid for war famines by $575m

2017-09-21 21:01

The United States has said it will spend another $575m to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

Former Wits official arrested in US for allegedly laundering of USAID funds

2017-02-09 19:10

A former senior manager at the Wits Reproductive Health and HIV Institute has been arrested in the US for allegedly misappropriating approximately $230 000 of United States Agency for International Development funding in South Africa.

Severe drought threatens southern Africa

2016-07-26 10:57

Southern Africa's worst drought in decades is affecting millions of people needing millions in aid.

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.


African leaders lament Trump govt's plan to reduce foreign aid

2017-03-09 14:02

Members of the Pan African parliament have reportedly decried the United States' plan to implement major reductions in foreign aid.

Foreign funding claims a 'blatant lie' - Madonsela

2016-10-20 21:16

Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has denied that her office received direct funding from foreign donors or that it had used consultants.

Malawi First Lady apologises to US Second Lady over Zomba protests

2016-07-21 11:58

Malawi’s First Lady, Gertrude Matharika, has apologised to US “second lady” Jill Biden for the protests that prevented her from visiting humanitarian projects, the Nyasa Times reports.

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.

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