Category Archives: Latest News

UNHCR calls for action against violence targeting foreigners in South Africa

By | 7 September 2019

Pretoria, 7 September 2019 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is gravely concerned over the recurring violent attacks against foreign nationals, including refugees and asylum-seekers, in South Africa, most recently taking place in the commercial business districts (CBD) of Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng Province.  UNHCR has received a number of calls from affected refugees… Read More »

Dr. Esther Mahlangu receives the first UNHCR Southern Africa NGO & Multi-Stakeholder Award in recognition of inclusivity & empowermen

By | 5 September 2019

Pretoria, 5 September 2019 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in cooperation with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, will organize the first ever UNHCR Africa Consultations with NGOs and Multi-stakeholders under the theme “Whole of Society Approach – Working better together” in Johannesburg on 10-11 September. UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner (Operations) Mr. George Okoth-Obbo will be… Read More »

PRESS RELEASE: United Nations condemns perpetual acts of gender-based violence and femicide and calls on men to stand up against violence

By | 4 September 2019

Pretoria, 4 September 2019 – The United Nations in South Africa strongly condemns the violent murders of 19-year old student Uyinene Mrwetyana, boxing champion Leighandre Jegels and many other women and girls who have become victims of gender-based violence in recent days. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families.   

Teen activist Greta Thunberg arrives in New York by boat, putting ‘climate crisis’ in spotlight

By | 29 August 2019

After a two-week sail across the Atlantic, youth climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in the Big Apple on Wednesday to take part in two major climate summits to be held at UN Headquarters next month. Refusing to take a gas-guzzling plane, the Swedish teen decided on a zero-carbon mode of transportation to further bring awareness… Read More »

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe renews Japan’s pledge to boost investment in Africa from the country’s private sector to more than $20 billion over the next three years, in the hope of facilitating the giant market’s development

By | 28 August 2019

 “I make this pledge to you,” Abe told African leaders who gathered for the Tokyo International Conference on African Development. (Kyodo News, Japan) African countries have called for more Public Private Partnership projects between their governments and Japanese entities. In a speech delivered by African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki at the opening ceremony of… Read More »