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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan

Source: United Nations - Press Release/Statement: Headline: Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan Notes to correspondents Note to Correspondents: Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on the situation in South Sudan New York, 11 July 2016 [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Security Council Adopts Resolution 2295 (2016), Authorizing ‘More Proactive and Robust’ Mandate for United Nations Mission in Mali

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Security Council Adopts Resolution 2295 (2016), Authorizing ‘More Proactive and Robust’ Mandate for United Nations Mission in Mali Foreign Minister Welcomes Passage, as Some Speakers Question Text’s ‘Ambiguous Language’, Role of MINUSMA in Fighting Terrorists The Security Council today authorized the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Africa

AU Has Achieved Much More Than Changing aEURName [column]

Jun 27, 2016 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — As the build-up for the countdown of the 27th African Union Summit to be held in Kigali continues, it’s quite important to look back to some of the organisation’s commendable achievements in recent years. Just last week, I was interviewed by Rwanda Broadcasting [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Africa

Gambia: UN adviser condemns President’s reported threats against ethnic group

The United Nations Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide has condemned the inflammatory speech by the President of the Gambia, Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia at a political rally this past week, in which he reportedly threatened to eliminate the Mandinka ethnic group. In a note to correspondents, Adama Dieng, the UN [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

REMARKS AT A UN SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE ON THE PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS IN THE CONTEXT OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

UNITED NATIONS, June 10 –The U.S. Mission to the United Nations issued the following press release: Thank you, Minister Ayrault, for being with us today to chair this debate. Your presence here is an affirmation of the importance that France attaches to protecting civilians, as evidenced in recent years by President Hollande’s decision to send [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Note to Correspondents – Statement by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

MIL OSI - Source: United Nations - Press Release/Statement: Headline: Note to Correspondents – Statement by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide Notes to correspondents Note to Correspondents – Statement by Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide New York, 10 June 2016 Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, on recent [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

UN: UN adviser condemns Gambian leader on threats against Mandinka ethnic group

New York, US (PANA) – UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, late Friday in New York condemned the inflammatory speech by Gambian President Yahya Jammeh at a political rally last week, in which he reportedly threatened to eliminate the Mandinka ethnic group. In a note to UN reporters, Mr. Dieng said that [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Hearing; “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”; Testimony by Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute International And Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence , RI

Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Markey, and distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the effectiveness of targeted sanctions in Africa. I applaud you for addressing this important instrument of US and international peace and security policy, but one that does not receive adequate attention. My comments [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

Elusive search for peace in Niger Delta

THERE is no end in sight yet to the resurgence of violence in the Niger Delta region. The new militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, unde­terred by the Federal Government’s posturing to use force to restore order in the troubled oil rich region, carried out another attack on a gas pipeline to Escravos in Warri South-west [...]