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Militias kill UN peacekeeper, score of civilians in Central African Republic

Christian anti-balaka militants on Tuesday attacked the United Nations base in Tagbara, about 300 km northeast of the capital of the Central Africa Republic, killing one peacekeeper and wounding 11, the UN said in a statement. According to the UN mission in the central African nation, the ensuing gunfight lasted hours, and 22 anti-balaka were […]

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Canada to deploy helicopters and support troops to war-torn Mali

The Canadian government will send troops, helicopters and medical staff, to terrorism-stricken Mali later this year as part of a United Nations peacekeeping mission, a senior Canadian government source said. The helicopters presumably would replace a German contingent, which has been conducting transport and medical evacuation missions in the West African nation. Germany’s Bundeswehr has […]

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EU to allocate 50 mln euros to Libya to curb illegal immigration

The delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya on Tuesday, announced a new program worth €50 million to support the North African nation’s cities most affected by illegal immigration flows. According to Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, this funding is part of a program to […]

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DR Congo: Flaring tensions could ‘plunge Kasai region into new violence,’ UN warns

The United Nations refugee agency warned Tuesday that ongoing instability in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) poses a grave risk to civilian safety, including for several hundred refugees recently returned there from Angola. Congolese Government forces have regained control of large areas of the Kasai, but there is sporadic […]

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Africa: Conflict, climate change behind hunger of 224 million – UN

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition in Africa as effects of climate change and conflicts bite, the United Nations warned on Monday. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the situation is a “cause of concern” as the continent’s population was expected to reach 1.7 billion by 2030. The rise in […]

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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 […]

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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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