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Number of worldwide refugees falls in 2002

21st June 2003 Some 10,3-million people worldwide were officially classified as refugees at the beginning of this year, a decrease of 14% since last year, the UN... 

Banks should help emerging black farmers-Mbeki

21st June 2003 President Thabo Mbeki yesterday urged financial institutions to help emerging black farmers by giving them access to finance. 

Strengthened land rights spur economies, social interests

20th June 2003 Economic development and social benefits are boosted when governments strengthen people's land rights and dismantle barriers to land transactions,... 

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Tsvangirai broke off peace talks-Lekota

20th June 2003 A Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai broke off talks with the ruling Zanu-PF to launch his recent abortive mass action campaign,... 

Panel appointed for rights commission selection

20th June 2003 A panel of eminent South Africans has been selected to advise President Thabo Mbeki on appointments to the Commission for the Promotion and... 

Powell arrives on new peace mission

20th June 2003 US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived today on a new mission to boost struggling efforts to end Israeli-Palestinian violence and start on a... 

Russia, SA joins anti-money laudering party

20th June 2003 Russia and South Africa yesterday joined the Financial Action Task Force, the international body that fights money laundering and terrorism... 

SA committed to peace and stability in SADC region

20th June 2003 Defence minister Mosiuoa Lekota says South Africa faces the biggest responsibility of bringing peace and stability to the Southern African... 

Government supports independence of Judiciary-Maduna

19th June 2003 Government unequivocally supports and respects the independence of the Judiciary, says Justice and Constitutional Development Minister Penuell Maduna. 

Russia refuses to abandon nuclear programme with Iran

19th June 2003 Russia has brushed off increasingly loud US demands to halt its nuclear cooperation with Iran, remaining the foremost world power helping the... 

UN force in DRC confident of ensuring safety-Monuc

19th June 2003 The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has a sufficient number of soldiers to secure the capital Kinshasa for its incoming... 

US seeks stolen jet in Africa

19th June 2003 The US said yesterday it was working with African nations to hunt down a 727 passenger jet stolen in Angola last month, amid fears it may be used... 

Liberian ceasefire a positive step – Mbeki

19th June 2003 President Thabo Mbeki has welcomed the Liberian cease-fire agreement penned by the Liberian government and rebel groups in Accra, Ghana, yesterday. 

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