Rule rules authorities must assist refugees camping outside UNHCR offices
By next week, officials should start drawing up a list of protesters legally in the country as refugees and asylum seekers and deporting those who are not.
Number of foreign nationals at Pretoria UNHCR increase amid looming court action
The residents' associations of Brooklyn and Waterkloof are seeking a court order forcing the Tshwane metropolitan authority, South African Police Service and Department of Home Affairs to move the refugees.
Pretoria residents head to court to help refugees camping at UNHCR offices
Refugees have been sleeping at the centre for weeks now, demanding to be moved to safety, away from the xenophobic attacks that they have suffered in South Africa.
DA to raise plight of protesting asylum seekers in Parliament
Democratic Alliance (DA) MP Adrian Roos, a member of the parliamentary portfolio committee on Home Affairs, said government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) should clarify the matter.
Refugees vow to continue sit-in at UNHCR office until they're helped to leave SA
The refugees, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo, said their sit-in was drawing more support daily.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: Thomas Cook’s hit on Tunisian tourism
Jean-Jacques Cornish says Tunisia’s hopes of reviving its tourism sector will be hindered by the collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: It’s crunch time for refugees everywhere
The spotlight is being turned on the plight of refuges across the globe by the United Nations General Assembly starting in New York, writes Jean-Jacques Cornish.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: Tunisia, no longer the African success story?
Young people say the candidates for the upcoming elections do not represent their aspirations for a country they maintain is no long the African success story, writes Jean-Jacques Cornish.
Britain’s Lord Hain: History will judge Robert Mugabe harshly
Hain called the ousted Zimbabwe president a classical example of a liberator who betrayed the values of the struggle he championed.
JEAN-JACQUES CORNISH: The convenient incoherence around climate change
The US and Brazilian leaders are putting the short-term political benefit of climate change denialism above the long-term interests of generations too young to vote for them, writes Jean-Jacques Cornish.
Tanzanian govt trying to secure release of $90m airbus impounded at OR Tambo
It was seized last Friday following a Gauteng High Court ruling in favour of a Namibian-born farmer seeking $33 million in compensation for the nationalisation of his farm by Tanzanian authorities decades ago.
Hope as Ebola treatment proves to be 90% effective
They produce antibodies that cling to the Ebola virus and destroy it.
Tanzania to build monument for 71 people killed in oil tanker explosion
Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said the Tanzanian government would provide gravestones for those killed by the tanker explosion once their bodies had been identified using DNA examination.
Arrested Nigerian Shia leader Ibrahim Zakzaky to seek medical care in India
Several people have died in recent months in demonstrations in the capital Abuja calling for this concession.
Uganda starts Ebola vaccination trial
The vaccination was deemed unsuitable in neighbouring Congo because there was no way of ensuring patients would pitch up two months later for the second dose.
SA to highlight role of women in peace, security
South Africa was working on a project it has identified for its Presidency of the United Nations powerhouse in October.
Britain to share expriences of dealing with women, children in conflict with SA
High Commissioner Nigel Casey made this offer when he spoke at the Dirco deliberations on drafting a framework for women in peacekeeping and conflict resolution.
US Speaker Nancy Pelosi to address Ghanaian Parliament
Her visit would mark the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans being sent to the United States.