South Africa

UN General Assembly honours Nelson Mandela

The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday held a special meeting to honour Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who passed away on 5 December.

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Nelson Mandela is honoured at United Nations Office in Geneva

The United Nations Office in Geneva on Tuesday had a commemoration in honour of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela who died on 5 of December.

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Nelson Mandela: A champion for human rights

Thousands of people thronged the FNB Stadium in Soweto on Tuesday to pay tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95.

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South Africa mourns Nelson Mandela with sadness and celebration

The day after Nelson Mandela’s death, people all over South Africa marked his passing with sadness and celebration, the head of the UN Information Centre  (UNIC) in Pretoria reports.

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IOM welcomes anti-trafficking law in South Africa

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa recently signed into law the long-awaited Prevention and Combating of Trafficking in Persons Bill.

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Nelson Mandela International Day celebrated at the UN

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, former US President Bill Clinton, and Reverend Jesse Jackson during an event commemorating the Nelson Mandela International Day [UN Photo/Eskinder Debeb][/caption]July 18 is Nelson Mandela International Day.

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Hope for young South African opera student

Thesele Kemane, Graduate student at the University of Cape Town Opera School, preforming in the General Assembly Hall. [UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz][/caption]For more than four decades, black and non-white South Africans lived under a brutal system of Apartheid.

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UN envoy outlines her vision for Great Lakes region of Africa

The United Nations Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa on Monday briefed the Security Council on her first mission to the region.

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Study finds BRICS countries increasingly investing in Africa

The five countries collectively known as the BRICS continue to rise in global influence, according to a study released this week by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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