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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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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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

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 WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — 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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Top Picks: Mass atrocities, makeshift refineries, and migrant children

Welcome to IRIN’s weekly top picks of must-read research, podcasts, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. Six to read: Scorched earth and charred lives in Syria As the US-led coalition and Russia target so-called Islamic State’s oil refineries to dent the group’s finances, thousands of makeshift facilities [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Critique of Prof. John Akec’s mistaken UN trusteeship

By James Okuk, PhD As my part-time top boss at University of Juba, I would like to thank the Vice Chancellor, Prof. John Akec for keeping his private hobby of public writing. Many intellectuals of South Sudan and in many other African Countries abandon their hobbies when they become bosses. He needs to be appreciated [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Religious leaders urge to uphold peace

Addis Ababa September 10/2016 Religious leaders have urged the people to uphold peace by resolving disputes through dialogue in their New Year messages for 2009. In their message to their followers, the leaders said upholding peace and development endeavors in the upcoming new Ethiopian year should be the concern of all nationals. Leaders of the [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Ethiopia: Ethiopian New Year starts with national calls for peace, stability

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome has urged his compatriots to stand for peace and stability, stressing that peace is the basis on which the country can sustain its ongoing development programmes. As this East African nation started its New Year 2009 at midnight (11 September 2016), President Mulatu expressed his best [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Initiative to Promote Peace, Halt Atrocities

ew York, Sep 12, 2016 (Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Tanzania has called for collective action among states around the globe to ensure effective implementation of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) initiative. The initiative is a global political commitment made at the United Nations 2005 World Summit to promote peace in [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan Caucus Co-Chairs Lee, Capuano & Rooney Release Statement Urging UN Security Council to Enact Arms Embargo; Congressmembers Condemn Violence Orchestrated By South Sudanese Senior Officials; Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) News Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), Congressman Michael Capuano (D-MA) and Congressman Tom Rooney (R-FL) released the following statement responding to news reports indicating that senior officials in the South Sudanese government coordinated fighting in Juba this past July: “We are deeply disturbed by the recent reports indicating that the violence in Juba was [...]

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