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UN warns Polisario of hindering commercial traffic in Guerguarat border crossing

The UN warned the Polisario from blocking the border crossing between Morocco and Mauritania as the Algerian-backed separatist groups sends a convoy to the demilitarized border strip in a new provocation. The warning came after images shared on social media showed a convoy of so-called civilians loyal to the Polisario and protected by armed militiamen […]

UN welcomes Morocco’s support for political solution in Libya

The UN thanked Morocco for its support to peace efforts in Libya where inter-fighting sunk the country in a quagmire at a time joint action is needed to counter the pandemic. “Libyans are very happy to see me in Morocco because they know that Morocco has a formidable history of support for the UN process,” […]

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UN: Morocco Calls for Realistic & Pragmatic Solution to Libyan Crisis

Morocco has called for a realistic and pragmatic solution to the Libyan crisis, which continues to get worse every day, go unresolved and rip through the country with the intensification of foreign interventions. “Let us be realistic and pragmatic in addressing the situation in Libya. The proliferation of initiatives has the opposite effect”, Morocco’s top […]

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UN chief wants Sudan dropped from terror list

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has told African leaders that it’s time to remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Addressing the annual African Union summit in Addis Ababa, Guterres said the UN would drum up international support that would enable the country to overcome its challenges. The US government added […]

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DRC: Killings and violence “may amount to crimes against humanity” – UN

DRC: Killings and violence “may amount to crimes against humanity” – UN

The United Nations said killings, rapes and other barbaric violence committed by an ethnic armed group in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo against a rival group may amount to crimes against humanity and possibly even genocide. “The widespread nature of the organization, the systematic nature, is certainly characteristic of crimes against humanity,” UN human rights […]

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Guterres: Security Council’s African alliances ‘needed and appreciated more than ever’

The Security Council’s strong engagement with its Member States, partner organizations and institutions in conflict prevention efforts on the African continent is needed “more than ever”, the Secretary-General told the 15-member peace and security body on Monday. Seeing the eradication of conflict across Africa, “depends on the engagement of the parties involved”, and prevention and […]

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UN launches initiative to promote understanding in Malian communities

In Mali, a trial project is under way to help aid workers get a better understanding for the needs of communities vulnerable to escalating violence and armed extremists.   The initiative is run by OCHA, the UN’s aid coordination wing. It relies on a local individual going into villages and asking people what they want […]

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Somalia: UN chief condemns deadly attacks on Mogadishu Mayor’s offices

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned Wednesday’s deadly terror attacks in Somalia, that targeted the offices of the mayor of Mogadishu, reportedly killing six Government officials and injuring several others. Mr. Guterres extended his “deep condolences” to the victims’ families and loved ones, and reiterated the full support and solidarity of the UN with the […]

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DR Congo: Ebola claims over 1,000 lives, Guterres commits ‘whole’ UN system, to help ‘end the outbreak’

The Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, now in its tenth month, has claimed more than a thousand lives, prompting Secretary-General António Guterres to throw the support of “the whole United Nations system” into stemming the spread of the deadly virus. Mr. Guterres expressed concern over the number of new Ebola cases […]

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UN appeals for international support as flood waters rise in wake of second Mozambique cyclone

With Mozambique and Comoros battling heavy rains and raging flood waters in the wake of Cyclone Kenneth – the second major storm to hit southern Africa in the past six weeks – the United Nations and its humanitarian partners are supporting national authorities in assessing needs and providing help. UN Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said on […]

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