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  • Aug 04 / 2016
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Africa

Military On High Alert As Militants Declare Niger Delta Republic Today

Yenagoa and Warri, Aug 01, 2016 (This Day/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Barring any last minute changes, the Adaka Boro Avengers (ABA), a group of Ijaw militants, which has vowed to declare the independent Republic of Niger Delta, may today make good its threat. But without mincing words, the Nigerian military has warned [...]

  • Aug 04 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

World leaders must step up efforts for refugees and migrants

Headline: World leaders must step up efforts for refugees and migrants Joint public statement: The UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants, this 19th September, has been called to tackle one of the greatest global challenges of our age: to protect and assist millions of people on the move in search of safety and dignity. More [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada failed to protect Syrians, says Cotler; Country has ‘defaulted’ on R2P principle

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back at R2P, [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Germany’s New Global Role: Berlin Steps Up

Germany’s recent history is the key to understanding how it sees its place in the world. Since 1998, I have served my country as a member of four cabinets and as the leader of the parliamentary opposition. In March of that year, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder delivered a speech in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, titled [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada has ‘defaulted’ on responsibility to protect: Cotler

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians at the hands of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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