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COP22: Gabon, Equatorial Guinea ink deal resolving border dispute

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea officials on the margins of COP22 in Marrakech on Wednesday, agreed on a compromise aimed at submitting to the International Court of Justice the border dispute that has poisoned their relations for nearly 4 decades. The agreement signed by Gabonese President Ali Bongo and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart Teodoro Obiang Nguema […]

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Africa Action Summit, a Milestone in Addressing Climate Change

The Africa Action Summit was held on November 16 in Marrakech with the participation of several African Heads of state and government and was wrapped the same day with a final statement laying out a forward-looking vision for a common African action to tackle climate change. The summit, held at the initiative of King Mohammed […]

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COP 22: Mugabe concerned about water situation in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, expressed concern about the water situation in his country. The southern African nation is one of those adversely affected by drought. Mugabe, who was speaking to Heads of State at ongoing COP22 summit in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, said “Climate change is a reality taking a toll on […]

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Burundi seeks successor of UN envoy Jamal Benomar

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza on Monday asked the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy after the government rejected Moroccan diplomat Jamal Benomar. Nkurunziza called on the incoming Secretary General Antonio Guterres together with Ban to begin consultations to choose a successor to Benomar. Burundi relations with the UN envoy Benomar […]

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King Mohammed VI: COP22, Decisive Conference For Implementation of Paris Accord

King Mohammed VI stressed Tuesday in Marrakech the importance of the 22nd UN conference on climate change, convening in Morocco, saying COP22 is a decisive venue in the implementation of the Paris Agreement. “The whole of mankind is pinning great hopes on the resolutions to be endorsed. It is expecting more than just a declaration […]

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Gambia notified UN to leave the ICC by Nov. 2017

The United Nations on Monday disclosed that Gambia’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) will take effect on November 10th, 2017. The government of the West African nation has announced last month that it was withdrawing from the ICC. The move of The Gambia is warranted by the fact that […]

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UN Climate Conference Kicks off in Morocco with Focus on Africa

The 22nd Conference of the Parties to the Framework UN Convention on Climate Change, COP 22, kicked off in Morocco on Monday, in the presence of over 20,000 delegates from 196 countries. During the opening ceremony, Morocco was officially handed over the presidency of COP22 by president of COP21 and French Environment Minister Segolène Royal. […]

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Libya: GNA Forces Free 14 Civilians from IS-Held Positions in Sirte

Forces loyal to Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) announced Sunday they saved 14 civilians held up by the Islamic State group (IS) still controlling small areas of Sirte. Since May, GNA forces have been wrestling with IS in Muammar Gaddafi’s hometown, seized in 2015 by the terrorist group, which took advantage of rivalries between […]

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COP22: Moroccan Singers Launch Calls for Environmental Protection

The whole of Morocco is committed to making the UN conference on climate (COP22) to take place in Marrakech November 7-18 a success. In this vein, the country’s singers have joined their voices to alert the world against environmental decay. If singer Ferdaous has been selected to compose and sing “Our Home”, the official anthem […]

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UNMISS Boss Sacking: Kenya Withdraws all Troops

Kenya on Wednesday said it is shocked at the decision of the UN secretary-general to sack the Kenyan commander of the UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan, UNMISS. The Kenyan presidency condemned the decision to dismiss Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki as unfair and said it would withdraw its troops from the UN mission […]

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