:::: MENU ::::

R2PLive

A global portal of R2P-related media articles for students, scholars, and civil society.

Posts Categorized / Africa

  • Sep 19 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa, Asia-Pacific, Middle East

Muslim world in flux

KARACHI: As Muslims worldwide have just performed another Haj and are now celebrating Eidul Azha, it is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on the current state of that abstract construct – the ‘Muslim world’. While, indeed, the world as a whole is facing myriad challenges to the global order – political, financial, security etc [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

South Sudan, a year after peace agreement

By Beny Gideon Mabor Our detractors have already written us off, even before the proclamation of our independence. They say we will slip into civil war as soon as our flag is hoisted. They justify that by arguing that we are incapable of resolving our problems through dialogue. They charge that we are quick to [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Refugee thought he was safe in SA

Yesterday morning James Biamungu* – the Democratic Republic of Congo refugee in search of human security – woke up in a bed. It is the first time in months he has not slept on a wooden plank in Pretoria Central Prison cells, or on the pavement outside the offices of the city’s UN building. On Friday at [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Should the UN Surrender Over Peacekeeping? [analysis]

Aug 23, 2016 (IRIN/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The failure of UNMISS in South Sudan is a blow for international peace The bitter criticism heaped on UN peacekeepers in South Sudan this month over their failure to act to protect civilians and humanitarian workers is sadly nothing new. But it is now raising an urgent [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi

MIL OSI United Nations - Source: United Nations Headline: Note to Correspondents – Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in Burundi The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed his concern at inflammatory statements by public officials that could constitute incitement to violence including, [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa, Europe, North America

Genocide and protection

In the aftermath of the Second World War, the civilized world recoiled in horror as the full extent of the Holocaust was revealed. And “Never Again!” became a common refrain in the post-war era, a solemn pledge for future generations. The war devastated the traditional European powers and smashed the old international order. A new [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Adopting Resolution 2304 (2016), Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan, Authorizes Expanded Peacekeeping Force to Bolster Civilian Protection Efforts The Security Council today renewed the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 30 June 2017, authorizing the expansion of peacekeeping forces and [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
  • Comments Off
Africa

UN Secretary-General Welcomes IGAD Plus Efforts to Settle Conflict in South Sudan

MOSCOW, August 7 (Sputnik) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Sunday efforts of the  Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries aimed at settling the conflict in South Sudan. On Friday, the summit of the eight East African states comprising the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) and the African Union Ad-hoc Committee on South [...]

Pages:1234567...59