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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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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 [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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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 [...]

  • 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 [...]