Ayisafani

South Africa’s election gets nasty

All’s fair in love and war, but South Africa has, until now been able to boast elections which are well-run and fair. No longer. As the ANC’s support begins to fade the party has begun to show its claws. Using its control of the state the ANC is manipulating government spending to enhance its appeal.…

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonÕs press encounter with religious leaders of CAR.

CAR religious leaders welcome UN peacekeepers, but call for immediate reinforcements

CAR Religious leaders welcome UN peacekeeping mission but warn of need for immediate reinforcements (BANGUI) Senior faith leaders from the Central African Republic (CAR) welcomed the decision made today by the United Nations Security Council to deploy a peacekeeping operation to their war-torn country but warned that immediate reinforcements are needed to support the existing…

South Sudan Refugees

South Sudan Urgently Needs Help to Stave Off Famine, U.N. Warns

By NICK CUMMING-BRUCEAPRIL 3, 2014 Source: New York Times A South Sudanese woman ground grain from the World Food Program on Wednesday in western Ethiopia, where close to 90,000 South Sudanese have fled. Credit Zacharias Abubeker/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images GENEVA — South Sudan needs $230 million in international aid in the next 60 days…

Darfur refugees in Chad

Sudanese civil society say there is no shortcut to national dialogue

Statement from Sudanese civil society  We welcome calls for a national dialogue in Sudan, but we are deeply concerned as active civil society organisations that current plans for dialogue fall short of the minimum required. A common approach to addressing grievances across our country is desperately needed. A de facto one party system has confiscated…