Monthly Archives: July 2014

Briefing: South Sudan heads towards famine

BENTIU: More than a third of South Sudan’s population is at risk of severe food insecurity as a result of the ongoing conflict, and the international community, NGOs and local organizations are sounding the alarm …

WHO Director-General, west African presidents to launch intensified Ebola outbreak response plan

The Director-General of WHO and presidents of west African nations impacted by the Ebola virus disease outbreak will meet Friday in Guinea to launch a new joint US$ 100 million response plan as part of …

Food insecurity in South Sudan set to deepen as funds dry up, warns UN agency

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today that food insecurity continues to deepen in South Sudan as funding for life-saving assistance dwindles.

The funding shortfall is hampering efforts to provide farmers, fishers …

SA aims to produce 100 000 PhDs by 2030

Pretoria: Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor says government has set a target of producing 100 000 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) graduates by 2030 to improve research and innovation capacity.

Minister Pandor said South Africa …

Sanral chairperson resignation accepted

Pretoria: Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has accepted the resignation letter of chairperson of the South African Nation Roads Agency Limited (Sanral).

In a statement, on Thursday, Minister Peters said she received the letter of resignation …

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