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South Africa Goes To UN Conference On Outer Space

South Africa Goes To UN Conference On Outer Space

Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe is to lead a delegation to the United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE+50), which gets underway Monday. The Deputy Minister is leading a delegation to the UNISPACE+50 Symposium in Vienna, Austria. The symposium will run until Thursday, while the 61st session […]

U.S., Returns Stolen Christopher Columbus Letter To Vatican Library

The U.S. on Thursday returned a stolen copy of a 500-year-old letter by Italian explorer Christopher Columbus about his discovery of America to the Vatican Library. The U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Callista Gingrich, handed over the manuscript to Vatican Library officials, a Vatican spokesman confirmed to dpa. The letter is one of several original […]

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Protecting the Rights of 1.5bn People Living With Disabilities a “Moral Imperative”, UN Chief

Protecting the rights of about 1.5 billion people living with disabilities around the world is a “moral imperative”, Secretary-General Antonio Guteres, tells UN members States. Guterres, who stated this while addressing a conference of signatories to the Convention at UN Headquarters in New York, noted that about a quarter of the world’s population has one […]

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Trump, Kim Jong Un Make History After 69 Years Face-Off

Top leader of the North Korea Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump shook hands and started the first-ever North Korea-US summit on Tuesday. Kim and Trump entered the venue separately at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa. The two leaders shook hands for a few seconds with a row of […]

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5,000 Reporters to Cover Trump-Kim Summit in Singapore

No fewer than 5,000 newsmen are to cover the historic summit in Singapore, where U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un meet on Tuesday. The U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, made this disclosure on Monday. “At the Tuesday’s summit, there will be some 5,000 members of the media from all over […]

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South Africa Eyes Non-Permanent Member Seat Of UN Security Council

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is in New York ahead of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) elections for a non-permanent seat scheduled for tomorrow. For the third time in a decade, South Africa is seeking to be elected to serve as a non-permanent member of the UNSC for the period 2019-2020. If […]

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No Military Ship, Aircraft Can Scare China Away From Protecting its Territory – FM

No military ship or aircraft can scare China away from its resolve to protect its territory, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday after two U.S. Air Force B-52 bombers were reported to have flown near disputed islands in the South China Sea. CNN reported that the two aircraft flew within the vicinity of the Spratly […]

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German Minister: Concerns Over Facebook Remain After Data Scandal

German Justice Minister Katarina Barley, expressed ongoing concern on Monday over Facebook’s behaviour, months after the social media giant became embroiled in a data misuse scandal. The scandal affected up to 87 million users around the world. “We see that the consequences of this have not been sufficiently drawn yet,’’ Barley said in Luxembourg, ahead […]

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