Daily Archives: December 28, 2018

UN appeals for violence-free elections in DR Congo

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday urged all sides to ensure that landmark elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo be free of violence to allow voters to peacefully cast their ballots.

Millions of Congolese …

2018 in retrospect: International News

2018 saw a thawing in relations between the two Koreas , women in Ireland being granted legal access to abortion and those in Saudi Arabia, the right to drive.

Meanwhile in India, homosexuality was decriminalised.…

Ethnic segregation on Cape Town beach

Hundreds of black youths gathered at a fashionable Cape Town beach this Friday following reports that a private security company ordered blacks who came to spend their Christmas holiday there to leave.

The eastern city …

Race row after guards clear Cape Town beach

Authorities in Cape Town have criticised a private security company that allegedly ordered black beachgoers to leave a fashionable South African beach over the Christmas holiday.

The city’s mayor and a senior municipal official dismissed …

WHO chief warns DRC unrest treatening gains in Ebola fight

The World Health Organization chief warned Friday that growing unrest in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was disrupting efforts to rein in an Ebola outbreak, threatening gains made in fighting the deadly virus.

The security …