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Two suspects arrested for possession of illegal firearm in Vorstershoop

Vryburg Cluster: An enhanced visibility coupled with quick thinking and curiosity paid off on Saturday, 30 December 2017 when the police in Vorstershoop near Vryburg nabbed two suspects both aged 35 for illegal possession of firearm at approximately 11...

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Congo Forces Fire Tear Gas at Kabila Protesters

Democratic Republic of Congo security forces have fired tear gas at a Catholic church in Kinshasa, the capital, in hopes of preventing a planned demonstration.Protesters were gathering at the church Sunday to mount a rally against President Joseph Kabi...

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Partnership police leads to the arrest of five suspects for illegal possession of abalone in Milnerton

Partnership policing between the SAPS and Security Companies in the Western Cape contributed to stopping five men in their tracks early this morning when members reacted on information they received from security officers at a shopping mall in Milnerto...

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UN Chief Warns World Faces More Dangers in Year Ahead

GENEVA � U.N. Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres warns the world is likely to face many complex and new dangers in 2018. In a year-end message, Guterres appeals for greater unity to overcome these threats and create a more peaceful world.

When Guterres assumed office one year ago, the world was in the midst of a hopeful moment. Negotiations to end more than four decades of division on the island of Cyprus appeared to be moving toward a successful resolution.

Guterres jumped into the fray and worked tirelessly to produce that outcome. Unfortunately, the Greek and Turkish Cypriots were unable to bury their differences and live as one nation together.

The UN chief acknowledges his hopes for a peaceful 2017 have not materialized. Unfortunately, he says the world in many ways has gone in reverse. Reflecting this darkened mood on the eve of the New Year, Guterres says he is issuing what he calls a red alert for our world.

Conflicts have deepened and new dangers have emerged. Global anxieties about nuclear weapons are the highest since the Cold War and climate change is moving faster than we are. Inequalities are growing and we see horrific violations of human rights. Nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise and as we begin 2018, I call for unity, he said.

During this past year, Guterres has had many catastrophic events landing on his desk begging for resolution. These include:

Yemen � the world's worst humanitarian crisis with some eight million people on the brink of famine, and one million infected with cholera.

Persecution and violence in Myanmar that forced more than 650,000 Rohingya refugees to flee for their lives to neighboring Bangladesh.

Syria, approaching its seventh year of civil war, which has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced more than 11 million.

Conflicts in South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Afghanistan, Iraq and many others that continue to take a heavy toll in lives and property.

As the world's leading diplomat, Guterres must retain his sense of optimism that things can get better. He says the world can be made safer and more secure; conflicts and hatred can be overcome. But, only, he adds if world leaders unite to bridge divides and bring people together around common goals.

Source: Voice of America

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UN and Africa: 2017 Year in Review

Make human trafficking "a real priority" urges UN chiefIn September, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on world leaders to make the scourge of human trafficking "a real priority for international cooperation". The call from the UN chief came...

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The Limpopo police made a breakthrough in the fight against legal poaching

The fight against illegal poaching especially the protected species throughout this Province, continues to yield positive results.This emanated from the arrest of a 28-year-old man which followed the arrest of his accomplices earlier for the unlawful h...

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