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Libya: Representatives in Tunis to find a political solution to the crisis

Seventy-five Libyan representatives chosen by the United Nations have been meeting since Monday 9 November in Tunis to find a political solution to the crisis in Libya. While the roadmap is accepted by all, the order of priorities differs. Should we first deal with the names or the form of the future political regime? This […]

Burkina Faso: A mission of independent international experts conducts an audit of the electoral register

A mission of independent international experts began Tuesday, October 13 an audit of the electoral register. Deployed by the International Organization of the Francophonie, the team of experts will work with other experts recognized by the African Union, the EU and the United Nations system. The mission of the experts is to ensure that the […]

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Côte d’Ivoire elections: ECOWAS-AU-UN joint mission in Abidjan

A joint delegation led by ECOWAS and including the African Union and the United Nations is on a visit in Abidjan this October 5 – 6 to consolidate and amplify gains in the ongoing electoral process. At ECOWAS, the visit to Côte d’Ivoire is described as a mission of “preventive diplomacy” in view of the […]

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United Nations envoy to Libya assessed The Bouznika Inter-Libyan Dialogue

The Bouznika Inter-Libyan Dialogue, whose second round of talks continues since Friday in Morocco, will contribute to the overall revival of the Libyan political process, said Monday the acting UN envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams. During a virtual press conference in New York after her participation at a high-level ministerial meeting on Libya co-organized by […]

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Guinea : Alpha Condé assure fair elections on October 18

Representatives of the United Nations, the African Union and West African countries have been on mission in Conakry since Thursday, October 1. They welcomed the assurances of President Alpha Condé, candidate for a controversial third term, for a peaceful election. This visit comes in the midst of the electoral campaign, with the presidential elections scheduled […]

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Kenya and Djibouti, who will replace South Africa at the UN Security Council?

A long diplomatic battle between two African countries will come to an end today Wednesday 17 June at the United Nations. Kenya and Djibouti have been battling for a year to claim the non-permanent African seat on the Security Council for the years 2021 and 2022 to replace the outgoing South Africa. Diplomats are returning […]

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Arrest of ex-Shabaab leader: Somalia expels top UN official

Somali government on Tuesday expelled a high-ranking United Nations official in the country, accusing him of interfering with national sovereignty. The government says Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the U.N. SecretaryGeneral for Somalia, “is not required and cannot work in this country,” effectively declaring the official persona non grata. “The decision comes after he […]

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Guinea-Bissau needs ‘genuinely free and fair elections’ to break cycle of instability

Unless political actors in Guinea-Bissau demonstrate renewed good faith to hold “genuinely free and fair elections,” the country is set to face a continuous cycle of instability, the United Nations Security Council warned on Thursday. In a statement, the 15-member Security Council expressed “regret” that the country did not hold elections as planned on 18 […]

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DRC poll delay: UN Security Council calls for Continuous dialogue

The United Nations Security Council has called for continuous dialogue and transparency with all political stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), following the postponement of presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections, until December 30. The polls, previously scheduled for Sunday December 23 were delayed by the country’s National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI). Taking […]

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Mogadishu bombings a ‘cowardly assault’ on Somalis’ right to peace – UN envoy

The head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) has condemned “in the strongest possible terms” Saturday’s twin bombings in the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, which claimed a number of lives. In a statement, Nicholas Haysom, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia, said that the attacks “signify another cowardly assault against the […]

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