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  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

NGO launches project to join peace-building efforts

The Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human rights media advocacy non-governmental organisation, has joined efforts geared at building peace in the country before, during and after the 2016 elections with the launching of its Change for Peace Education (CAPE) project By Dennis Peprah, GNA Sunyani, Sept.1, GNA – The Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a human [...]

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Middle East

Daesh Reportedly Executes Nine Youths With Chainsaws in Iraq

A fighter of Daesh, also known as ISIL, holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, Iraq, in this June 23, 2014. On Tuesday, the terrorist group reported that Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, its second-in-command, was dead — one of 40 terrorists killed in a Russian airstrike in the Aleppo province. [...]

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Middle East

Egypt’s Christians, Amid Rising Hostility, Reach ‘Breaking Point’

MINYA, Egypt — The Egyptian government has appointed Imam Mahmoud Gomaa, a Muslim cleric, to keep the peace between Christians and Muslims in this corner of upper Egypt. ”Everything is good,” he insisted in an interview, citing Christian participation in his official peace-building initiative. But just a few hours later, the local bishop, Makarios, offered [...]

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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

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Europe, North America

Canada marks 40 years of relations with European Union

Saanich News — When a young Jeremy Kinsman joined the staff of the Canadian Mission to the European Economic Community in 1968 as its first political officer, the office conditions were less than ideal. “I don’t think most people knew we had a mission. It was just a start up mission and it was in [...]

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Middle East

BROOKS: On the reluctance of a Syrian intervention

University of Virginia ; Charlottesville, VA – news By Brandon Brooks Share on Twitter Two weeks ago, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s failure to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for committing crimes against humanity. Throughout the article, Cohen compares President Obama’s inaction to President Bill Clinton’s initial reluctance to intervene [...]

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Africa

South Sudan is fighting again. Can its peacekeeping mission work?

South Sudan is fighting once again. Created after a decades-long civil war, this new nation has barely enjoyed a break from violence since it was born in 2011. In July, just before the country’s fifth anniversary of independence, clashes between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces tore apart the capital, Juba. According to Human Rights [...]

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North America

Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations 2 Headline: Despite high hopes, ‘responsibility to protect’ not yet fully operationalized – UN deputy chief 6 September 2016 – The United Nations deputy chief said today that collective global action is needed to overcome barriers to implementation of States’ legal commitments to protect populations from atrocity crimes [...]

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Africa

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect; South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture

Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place at meetings like this. But institutionalization is meaningful only if leaders make it a priority. Rhetoric means little if we fail to achieve action in practice. Just last [...]

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