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AU GENDER PRE-SUMMIT TO KICK OFF WEDNESDAY

| January 16, 2018

PRETORIA, The 10th African Union (AU) Gender Pre-Summit (GPS), which will discuss the impact of corruption on gender equality and women's empowerment, is set to kick off on Wednesday at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa.

The summit, to be …

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Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

| January 12, 2018

JOHANNESBURG Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even in the Rainbow Nation, while …

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: UN REGISTERS THOUSANDS OF REFUGEES ARRIVING IN CHAD

| January 8, 2018

GENEVA, In the wake of a recent flare-up of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations refugee agency said that it is registering and assisting thousands of mostly women and children refugees arriving in Chad.

More than …

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Tourist Dies, 7 Hurt in Balloon Crash in Egypt

| January 5, 2018

LUXOR, EGYPT A hot air balloon with foreign tourists sightseeing over the southern city of Luxor crash landed Friday, killing a tourist from South Africa and injuring seven others, Egyptian officials said.

No details were immediately available on the nationalities …

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DEPUTY PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA CONFIDENT ANC MEMBERS WILL FOCUS ON NEXT FIVE YEARS

| December 16, 2017

JOHANNESBURG, As South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) opens its 54th National Elective Conference here Saturday, its deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is confident that ANC members are all focused on coming out with the policies which will …

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