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U.S. Sanctions DR Congo Top Officials

The U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control on Tuesday, imposed sanctions on Democratic Republic of Congo’s Evariste Boshab and Kalev Mutondo, accusing them of suppressing political opposition and delaying political progress in the country, often through violent means. “The Congolese government continues to undermine democratic processes in the DRC and repress the political rights […]

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UN: Spain sidelines Western Sahara issue as it chairs UN Security Council December meeting

Spain has dealt a blow to Algiers-backed Front Polisario as it crossed the Western Sahara issue off its agenda as chair of the UN Security Council this December, reports say. There is no doubt tension between Madrid and the Front Polisario is rising up. After demanding the leader of separatist movement Brahim Ghali be interrogated […]

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South Sudan: Kiir rejects amnesty for ‘violent’ Machar

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir on Sunday said denouncing violence is the only way exiled vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar will be granted amnesty. Former first vice-president, Riek Machar who fled the country in July has repeatedly called for an armed resistance following renewed clashes with forces loyal of Kiir. He is currently in […]

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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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