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Secretary-General warns CAR at risk of partition

French soldiers protect a convoy of fleeing refugees from an angry mob in the Bangui estate of PK. Many muslims have fled the ongoing violence in Bangui
Till Muellenmeister/IRIN

The Central African Republic (CAR) is at risk of partition, destabilizing an already fragile region, the Secretary-General warned on Saturday. Mr. Ban Ki-moon made the remarks in the capital city of Bangui, after concluding his first visit to CAR since the crisis erupted in December 2012. The UN chief’s visit comes amid a recent escalation [...]

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Afghanistan votes in 2014 "historic" polls

Afghan women cast their votes on 5 April "historic" elections. UNAMA Photo

Afghanistan has witnessed a large voter turnout during the country's landmark elections held on Saturday. Braving the heavy rains, challenges and security threats, people still came out to cast their ballots, the UN's top envoy in the country, Ján Kubiš told journalists at a polling centre in Kabul, the nation's capital. The UN Assistance Mission [...]

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Afghanistan elections "true historic moment", says UN top envoy

Ján Kubiš, UN top envoy, visits polling centre during 5 April Afghan elections

It's a true historic moment for Afghanistan, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative in the country said as the nation held Presidential and Provincial Council elections on Saturday. Braving bad weather, threats and intimidation, Afghans showed their resolve by coming out to vote, said Ján Kubiš who is also the head of the UN Mission in Afghanistan [...]

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Rwanda genocide remembered 20 years on

The Genocide Memorial Centre in Kigali, Rwanda.  Photo: Renato Granieri / Alamy

This year marks 20 years since Hutu extremists in Rwanda slaughtered approximately 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus within a period of 100 days. The 1994 Rwanda genocide shocked the world and tested the United Nations capacity to intervene to protect vulnerable people in a conflict. There have been a series of events known as "Kwibuka [...]

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