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South Sudan: Rebels release over 300 child soldiers

More than 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were released by armed groups on Wednesday during a ceremony sponsored by the United Nations. The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) welcomed the release of the former child soldiers saying it expected to see at least 700 children freed in the coming weeks. According to the […]

UN Secretary General calls for Enhanced UN-AU Cooperation to Counter Terrorism

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has called for upgrading cooperation between the world organization and the African Union to counter the scourge of terrorism, pointing out that no single nation, institution, or organization can defeat terrorism in Africa or anywhere else. António Guterres, who was addressing a special meeting of the African Union Peace […]

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General Assembly Urges all States to comply with UN resolutions on Jerusalem

By an overwhelming majority, Member States in the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday “demanded” that all countries comply with Security Council resolutions regarding the status of Jerusalem, following the United States’ decision to recognize the Holy City as the capital of Israel. In a resolution adopted by a record vote of 128 in favor […]

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Climate Change: Zambia to invest about $50 billion by 2030

Zambia’s government this week said it plans to raise about $50 billion in funding for climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. According to the plan already established by the southern African nation, this mobilization will be between 2018 and 2030. The primary concern of the Government is to protect its people, infrastructure, and other national […]

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Rwanda agrees to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya

The Rwandan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday announced the government’s plan to resettle 30,000 African migrants trapped in Libya. The migrants – mostly from Nigeria, Senegal and Gambia – had fled conflict and economic instability, hoping to join Europe through the Mediterranean sea. According to Rwanda’s Foreign Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo, the government was ready […]

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U.N. extends arms sanctions on Eritrea, Somalia

The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday extended the arms embargo imposed on Eritrea and Somalia. Eleven members of the council voted in favor of the resolution, while four abstained. The Council also extended the mandate of the Somalia and Eritrea Monitoring Group until 15 December 2018, a UN statement said. The arms embargo on […]

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US Envoy to United Nations visits Africa

The United States President Donald Trump’s special envoy has kicked off an official visit to Africa, starting from Ethiopia on Monday. America’s United Nations envoy Nikki Haley is expected to hold meetings with members of the Ethiopian government and officials of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa. According to a statement from the US […]

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Two UN Peacekeepers killed in DRC

Two United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and several injured in an attack on their base in North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a UN spokesperson announced. “The injured peacekeepers have been evacuated to Goma for medical assistance,” said spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric at the regular news briefing at UN Headquarters, in New York, […]

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Eritrea urged UN to lift ‘unjustified’ arms sanctions

Eritrean government this weekend called on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lift the arms sanctions imposed on it by the council since 2009. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the Horn of Africa tiny nation’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Osman Saleh Mohammed urged the U.N to do more to truly […]

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Togo must respond to “protesters’ expectations” – UN

The United Nations envoy to the West African region urged authorities in Togo to respond to people’s “legitimate expectations” as demonstrations in the tiny nation called for President Faure Gnassingbé to step down and end a five decade dynasty that saw his father rule the country for 38 years. “I remain convinced that all parties […]

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