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  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Kofi Annan, a man who was committed to serving humanity

MONDAY AUGUST 20 2018 Kofi Annan, a man who was committed to serving humanity Ramesh Thakur, an emeritus professor at the Australian National University, is a former UN Assistant Secretary-General who was the principal writer of Kofi Annan’s second UN reform report in 2002. COURTESY PHOTO In Summary The grandson of tribal chiefs and son [...]

  • Sep 05 / 2018
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Kofi Annan was a strong voice for peace. Rwanda was where he fell short.

Kofi Annan was a strong voice for peace. Rwanda was where he fell short. By Timothy Longman August 20 Kofi Annan, the first U.N. secretary general from sub-Saharan Africa, died Saturday after a short illness. Annan, a career U.N. diplomat, served as secretary general from 1997 to 2006 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work toward “a [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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South African president Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis

John J Stremlau South African president Ramaphosa can help resolve the Gaza crisis Ramaphosa could organise a coalition of countries willing to apply ‘Responsibility to Protect’ [Getty] Date of publication: 20 June, 2018 Share this page: 361 Comment: South Africa could be the force that drives Responsibility to Protect from paper into action on Gaza, [...]

  • Mar 15 / 2017
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DEALING WITH THE FAMINE ALERT

DEALING WITH THE FAMINE ALERT 610 words 15 March 2017 This Day AIWTHD English © Copyright 2017 THISDAY NEWSPAPERS LTD.   The best answer is to treat the alert by UNICEF seriously The recent alert by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) that nearly 1.4 million children were at imminent risk” of death by famine is a [...]

  • Jan 24 / 2017
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A New Champion For Conflict Prevention: But Mindshifts Won’t Come Easy

by Aditi Lalbahadur 24 January 2017 Jan 24, 2017 (South African Institute of International Affairs/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Just ten days into his tenure as United Nations’ Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres chose his first formal address to the UN to be about the importance of conflict prevention and sustaining peace. At a UN debate sponsored by the [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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CAR crisis may not be next Rwanda, but still needs response: Dallaire

With the world’s eyes on South Africa, the devolving crisis happening 5,000 kilometres north in Central African Republic has received relatively little attention. Sen. Romeo Dallaire — who watched Rwanda descend into one of worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century while he was head of the UN peacekeeping force there in 1993 and 1994 — said the situation [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath

  Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath by James Jeffrey 1529 words 21 December 2016 01:00 PM All Africa AFNWS English (c) 2016 AllAfrica, All Rights Reserved   Addis Ababa, Dec 21, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Smart phone users in the Ethiopian capital are rejoicing. After a two-month [...]

  • Jan 02 / 2017
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CPI : autopsie d’un naufrage judiciaire

Plusieurs Etats africains ont annoncé leur retrait de la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI), il s’agit de l’Afrique du Sud, du Burundi et de la Gambie. La Russie a également décidé de retirer sa signature du traité de Rome, qu’elle n’avait, par ailleurs, pas ratifié. L’hémorragie ne devrait pas s’arrêter là puisque d’autres pays, le Kenya, les [...]

  • Dec 16 / 2016
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‘Meltdown’ in Aleppo is a new low point in inhumanity

‘Meltdown’ in Aleppo is a new low point in inhumanity 839 words 16 December 2016 Cape Times CAPTIM E1 8 English © 2016 Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd   Aleppo has defined 21st century inhumanity and will go down in history as representing the worst of human carnage, just like Halabja, Srebrenica and Rwanda. There are [...]

  • Dec 09 / 2016
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United States : Global Agenda needed to help States Protect Civilians, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Annual Lecture, urging Security Council to Heed Early Signs of Conflict

United States : Global Agenda needed to help States Protect Civilians, Deputy Secretary-General Says at Annual Lecture, urging Security Council to Heed Early Signs of Conflict 992 words 9 December 2016 Daily News Egypt DAINEG English © 2016, Daily News Egypt, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.   Following are UN Deputy [...]

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