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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Africa’s step to be a continent of peace

For a continent with so many wars, Africa certainly has big ambitions about peace. Its one uniting body, the 54-nation African Union, has set a goal to end all conflicts by 2020. This week, the AU took a step toward ending one potentially explosive conflict by agreeing to send troops to South Sudan. That new nation, created only [...]

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Africa

Will the UN save us from hell?

If we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped. It was Dag Hammarskjöld – the second secretary general of the UN, whose plane crashed on a mission to the Congo in 1961 – who set out what he thought was a realistic goal for the organisation: “The United Nations was not [...]

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Africa

Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016)

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Extends Mandate of African Union Mission in Somalia, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2297 (2016) The Security Council extended its authorization of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 31 May 2017 today, agreeing with the Secretary-General that conditions in that country were not appropriate for [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic Resolution 2301 (2016) Spells out Immediate, Priority, Essential, Core Tasks The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Advocacy groups petition to impose arms embargo on S. Sudan

July 23, 2016 (JUBA) – Over 30 civil society organizations from around the world have petitioned the United Nations Security Council to impose arms embargo on South Sudan, charging that the Transitional Government of National Unity, led by President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Machar, is failing to uphold its responsibility to protect populations in South [...]

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Africa, North America

U.N. Strains to Fix Peacekeeping Shield for South Sudan Civilians

UNITED NATIONS — The thousands of United Nations peacekeepers trying to stave off disaster in South Sudan already have a tough, clear mandate: to protect civilians by any means necessary. Their track record, however, shows that they have not always been able or willing to do that. When civil war broke out in South Sudan [...]

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Africa

HERDSMEN KILLINGS: FG MUST ADOPT MEASURES TO BATTLE MENACE – GROUP

WORRIED by recent spate of deadly attacks and killings by herdsmen in Nigeria, a group, the West Africa Responsibility to Protect Coalition (WAC-R2P), has called on Federal Government to urgently adopt measures aimed at combating the menace. The group made the call on Wednesday in Lagos in a statement issued by its Executive Director, Wale [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan Reality: Painful independence, failed leadership!

By James Okuk Thank God that some of us are still alive and are able to communicate from Juba today after being confined in a prison-like and imposed hunger situation since Friday 8th July 2016, the very day six years ago when I wrote the article “South Sudan Paradox: Joyful Independence, Sorry Leadership”. As we [...]

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Africa

UN envoy urges South Sudanese parties to adhere to truce

Source: China State Council Information Office – Press Release/Statement: Headline: UN envoy urges South Sudanese parties to adhere to truce The special representative of the UN secretary-general for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loj, strongly urged all parties to adhere to a ceasefire called by both President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar in South [...]

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