Constitutional crisis looms in Somalia

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Augustine Mahiga

Augustine Mahiga

•Somalia is facing a constitutional crisis, according to the top UN envoy for the Horn of Africa country Ambassador Augustine Mahiga. He says this is a result of the transitional parliament’s decision to extend its term for three years. The government has indicated that it too would like to have its mandate extended for one year. The mandates for the transitional institutions of Somalia end in August.

Fighting continues in Côte d’Ivoire

•Fighting is continuing in Côte d’Ivoire where troops loyal to Alassane  Ouattara are taking towns from pro-Laurent Gbagbo forces. Incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo is still refusing to step down. Thousands of civilians have been displaced in the country.

Concert honours victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade 

Slave trade commemoration

Slave trade commemoration

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on March 25 was marked with a concert at the UN. It featured artists from Cameroon, Mali and Equatorial Guinea. April Sutton, an award winning American television personality, hosted the concert.

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