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  • 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 [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Don’t Just Do Something!

[...]Menon writes, “Much of the world fears and suspects that the effort to legitimate humanitarian intervention by means of supposedly universal norms is designed to camouflage the pursuit of power by the powerful.” Unfortunately, as Menon explains, the hypocrisy around humanitarianism has perhaps even more dire consequences when interventions are actually launched. Because people are [...]

  • Jul 25 / 2016
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Africa

Tunisie : Ben Ali, Gadhafi et Moubarak ont été renversés par Washington parce qu’ils voulaient couler le dollar par la création du Dinar-or !

  Tunisie : Ben Ali, Gadhafi et Moubarak ont été renversés par Washington parce qu’ils voulaient couler le dollar par la création du Dinar-or ! 1138 words 25 July 2016 African Manager AFMAFR French © 2016, African Manager, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc.   Enfoui au milieu des dizaines de milliers [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Ambassador Says Nation Committed to Kigali Principles

May 16, 2016 (The Ethiopian Herald/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Ethiopia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Tekeda Alemu said that Ethiopia is always committed to the Kigali Principles which gives UN peacekeepers the mandate to use military force against armed groups to protect civilians in danger. Ethiopia is as well ready to work with [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

More Countries Endorse the Kigali Principles On Peacekeeping

May 13, 2016 (The New Times/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Several countries, including the US, Belgium, Estonia, Guinea and Djibouti, have joined a growing number of countries in endorsing the Kigali Principles bringing the total to 24. The Kigali Principles on the Protection of Civilians, adopted in May 2015, are a set of [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Kenyan Refugee Camp Closures Will Have Disastrous Consequences

United Nations, May 18, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — The Kenyan government’s decision to close its refugee camps will have disastrous consequences and must be reconsidered, international organisations have stated. At the end of last week, the Kenyan government announced that the “hosting of refugees has to come to an [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

The Demise of African Unity? [analysis]

May 25, 2016 (South African Institute of International Affairs/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — ‘I dream of the realisation of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their effort to solve the problems of this continent.’- Nelson Mandela People of Africa have shared interests and should be united around common goals. This is [...]