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South Africa to meet members of the Diplomatic Corps – African Daily Voice


South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, PHOTO: SA Media

Johannesburg, South Africa, (ADV) – South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is set to meet Members of the Diplomatic Corps this week.

The meeting will entail briefing on a number of issues, including preparations for the National Elections taking place on 08 May 2019 and South Africa’s tenure as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period January 2019 to December 2020.

According to a statement issued by the Department of International and Cooperation (DIRCO) the Minister will also brief the media on other matters in the foreign policy environment.

“The media briefing will include details relating to the SADC Solidarity Conference…

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GCSU honors African-American Greek life, gives members 'a place to call their own'



MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. — Georgia College will honor African-American Greek life on its campus with a new garden plaza. A dedication ceremony and …
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NC veterans affairs department honors African American service members



Calvin Morrow and 44 young African-American men broke the Navy's color barrier when they formed its first all-black band during World War II.
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Call to AU members to ratify risk agency treaty


By CHARLES OMONDI
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African Union member states have been urged to ratify the treaty for the AU’s disaster management wing, the African Risk Capacity (ARC).

ARC governing board chairperson Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, disclosed that only eight out of the 34 founding members had ratified the treaty aimed at insulating members against the impacts of natural disasters.

Dr Okonjo-Iweala was speaking in Addis Ababa on Saturday, during the high level sideline meeting of the ARC, ahead of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union

The AU established ARC in 2012 to help member states respond to the extreme weather events, that are a leading cause of forced migrations. Under the arrangement, member states pay annual premiums and are in turn compensated whenever disasters…

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa Backs Prosecuting Fellow ANC Party Members


CAPE TOWN, South Africa—South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday pledged to support criminal prosecutions of senior members of his own party facing what he called “deeply disturbing” allegations of corruption.

The promise—made in his final State of the Nation address to Parliament ahead of May elections—highlights the broader paradox confronted by the leader of Africa’s most developed economy: He has to mobilize his African National Congress and at the same time distance himself from the years of corruption that…

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South African political party members say tragic death of children would ‘rid the world of future problems’


Members of a South African political party are facing backlash for saying the world was free of “three future problems” after a group of white children died when a concrete slab fell on them at school.

Four children died and another 23 were injured at Hoërskool Driehoek in South Africa when a concrete slab above a corridor came crashing down last Friday.

Members of political party Black First Land First (BLF) commented on social media that the childrens’ deaths were a sign that “God is responding”.

Facebook User Siyanda Gumede commented on a Facebook post about the school incident, saying he doesn’t “have the heart to feel pain for white kids”.

His comment was supported by BLF, who said “why should we frown on the ancestors’ petitions to punish the land thieves including their…

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