Category Archives: Foreign Conflict

CDP

BDS’s double standards – CDP

“A protest planned by the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) against a concert featuring Grammy award-winning artist Pharrell Williams, because the producer and performer has collaborated with Woolworths is nothing more than hypocritical opportunism.” Says Rev Theunis Botha, leader of the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) “These people are concerning themselves with a boycott against Woolworths because there are a few products on the retailer’s shelves from Israel. They say nothing about the violent slaughter of thousands of people in the middle- east by…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

Pretoria – South Africa has joined the international community in condemning the terrorist attacks in Kenya which left 37 people dead. South Africa has pledged continuing support for the East African country in fighting terrorism. In a statement on Tuesday, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation said it stands by the government and people of Kenya during this difficult time. It assured them of South Africa’s continued support in their efforts to address the scourge of terrorism in all its forms. “The government of…

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lesotho

SA condemns military take-over in Lesotho

Pretoria – The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has warned the military in Lesotho that South Africa, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the African Union (AU) will not tolerate the unconstitutional take-over of the neighbouring mountain kingdom. On Saturday, the Lesotho Defence Force took over the radio and TV stations, resulting in a total black out in broadcast. The army had also taken over several police stations, including the police headquarters. The incidents have also forced Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane…

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SA condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Kenya

SA Government to attend Iran called meeting on Palestine

Pretoria – South Africa’s International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo will attend an emergency meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Committee on Palestine, next week. Deputy Minister Mfeketo will join President Jacob Zuma’s Special Envoys to the Middle East, Zola Skweyiya and former Foreign Affairs Minister Aziz Pahad for the meeting scheduled on Monday. The meeting – called by Iran, will discuss and consider the current situation and latest developments in Palestine, especially the situation in Gaza. The conflict has left more than…

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Israel accepts 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Israel accepts 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Jerusalem – Israel confirmed on Friday it has accepted a proposal for a 72-hour ceasefire with Hamas, which starts at 0500 GMT. “Israel has accepted the U.S. /UN proposal for a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning 8:00 am Friday (local time),” a senior Israeli official said on condition of anonymity. On Thursday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning Friday, during which time Israelis and Palestinians would enter…

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UN to scale-up Ebola response

UN condemns attack in South Sudan

Juba – Following an attack by opposition forces in South Sudan, the United Nations is calling for all offensive operations to immediately end and for both sides to resume suspended peace talks. In an emailed statement, the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) confirmed that armed youth and defected soldiers (SPLA in Opposition) loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar attacked Nassir Town in the Upper Nile State. The attack is “the most serious resumption of hostilities” since President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Machar met…

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