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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 »

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO / WAR ON WOMEN 2

Sexual violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has climbed to levels unseen anywhere else in the world. Impunity for perpetrators is one of the reasons why this part of the African continent is the worst place in the world to be a woman. IRIN

5 Apr 2014 | Read More »

ICC / CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced it was opening a preliminary examination in the Central African Republic into allegations of killings, acts of rape and sexual slavery, pillaging, torture, forced displacement and recruitment and use of child soldiers during hostilities that have taken place over the past months. ICC / FILE

7 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / BAN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

In a radio message, the Secretary-General appealed to the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to follow the path of peace. "Whatever your faith or background, you share the same history and the same future." UNTV/IRIN  

13 Dec 2013 | Read More »

ICC / LUBANGA REPARATIONS

In the first decision of its kind, the International Criminal Court (ICC) today (7 August) announced that victims of Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, convicted earlier this year for recruiting child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, will receive reparations. ICC / FILE

7 Aug 2012 | Read More »

UN / ARMS TRADE TREATY

On the last day of month-long negotiations at the United Nations on an international arms trade treaty, arms control activists today (27 July) said that whatever the outcome on the treaty itself, “tremendous” progress had been achieved.

27 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / LRA

A United Nations official spoke out on the importance of sustained international efforts to bring the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) to justice. He said that this is “a simple conflict” and that once “you remove Joseph Kony” and a couple of his lieutenants, “the problem is done.” UNTV / FILE

26 Apr 2012 | Read More »

UNICEF / CHILD SOLDIER PROTECTION

UNICEF said that today’s verdict by the International Criminal Court in the Thomas Lubanga case was a major victory for children and a crucial step forward in their protection. UNICEF / FILE

14 Mar 2012 | Read More »

7 BILLION LAUNCH / PREVIEW

At the end of the month, the world population is expected to reach 7 billion charting a new path full of opportunities, challenges and an urgent need for a more equitable, healthy, and sustainable world. Head of the UN Population Fund Babatunde Osotimehin added that within the 7 billion “1.8 billion are young people” and [...]

26 Oct 2011 | Read More »

UN / RWANDA GENOCIDE ADVANCER

Thursday (7 April) marks the 17th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in a video message honoured the memory of the more than 800,000 people murdered in the 1994 genocide. “Our thoughts are also with the survivors, left to rebuild shattered communities and an entire nation.” UNTV / FILE

6 Apr 2011 | Read More »

 

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