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17.01.00 – AFRICA

UN / GENOCIDE

The Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for the recommitment to prevent and fight against genocide. Twenty years ago this April, Hutu extremists in Rwanda slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Tutsis and moderate Hutus in a period of 100 days. UNTV

16 Apr 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / NATIONAL ARMY ANNIVERSARY

A ceremony was held to mark the Somali National Army (SNA) 54th anniversary. Once regarded as one of Africa's best armies, the SNA has disintegrated with the collapse of the central government in 1991. More recently, numerous militias have been integrated into SNA and trained by the US, European Union and other foreign entities. AU/UN IST

14 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / ECONOMIC REPORT ON AFRICA

While Africa has recorded impressive economic growth in the past decade, more credible industrial policies and institutions are needed to advance the structural transformation of the continent, says a new report released by the United Nations and the African Union. UNTV

11 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

Deeply concerned about the deteriorating security situation and ongoing human rights abuses in the Central Africa Republic (CAR), the Security Council today approved the establishment of a nearly 12,000-strong United Nations peacekeeping operation to protect civilians and facilitate humanitarian access in the war-torn country. UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

Security Council President U. Joy Ogwu said that no significant progress has been achieved since March between Sudan and South Sudan, adding that the deepening of the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has reached alarming proportions.  UNTV

10 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

United Nations officials called on the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up the fight against impunity for rape and sexual violence, which remain widespread and largely unpunished despite some progress in holding perpetrators accountable. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said rebel armed groups and government soldiers "were [...]

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN

The eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is known as the "rape capital of the world" where hundred of thousands of women have been raped and tortured by various militias active in the region including Congolese Army troopers.  IRIN

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

WHO / HEPATITIS C GUIDELINES

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued its first guidance for the treatment of hepatitis C, a chronic infection that affects an estimated 130 million to 150 million people and results in 350,000 to 500,000 deaths a year. WHO/FILE

9 Apr 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Health Organization said that it will take a few months to contain the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. WHO experts are describing the outbreak in this region as the most challenging they have ever seen. WHO / RECENT

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC PILLAY

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay told the Security Council that some 80 percent of the Muslim population has been forcibly displaced inCentral African Republicand the anti-balaka – the Christian militias are regarded as criminals. The briefing comes after the Secretary-General visited the capital ofBanguiin a bid to focus the world's attention on [...]

8 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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