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The UN senior official for Africa, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, warned the Security Council that some countries in Central Africa face political and security challenges that, if not addressed, “could risk impacting neighbouring countries and the sub-region.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 08 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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1. Wide shot, exterior UN Headquarters

08 JUNE 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“Some countries in the sub-region continue to face political and security challenges. In some instances, these challenges, if not addressed, could risk impacting neighbouring countries and the sub-region.”
4. Close up, Security Council president
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“Central Africa remains one of the regions in the world most severely affected by climate change, and this continues to compound peace and security challenges in the sub-region. This is manifested by the intensifying clashes between farmers and herders in Chad, and farming, fishing and herding communities in Cameroon.”
6. Med shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Peace Operations:
“In the Lake Chad Basin, Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups, including the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), continue to prey on civilian populations. Intensified air and ground operations by Nigerian and regional military forces have reportedly killed hundreds of terrorist fighters. At the same time, thousands of former associates of Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups have been surrendering to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, where they are undergoing a screening process.”
8. Close up, Security Council president
9. SOUNDBITE (French) Jeanne-Danielle Nicole Nlate, Vice-president, Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Peace & Conflict Prevention in Central Africa (COPAC) :
“Serious human rights violations have been proven in the countries of the sub-region and at their borders and the category of people most affected is that of women. In fact, people who participated in this study claim that 56 percent of people most affected by human rights violations are female.”
[De graves violations des droits humains sont avérées dans les pays de la sous-région et à leurs frontières et la catégorie de personnes la plus affectée est celle des femmes. En effet, les personnes ayant participé à cette étude affirment que 56% des personnes les plus affectées par les violations des droits humains sont de sexe féminin.]
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (French) Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo, President of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS):
“In our region, terrorism is no longer the exclusive domain of the Sahelo-Saharan strip with the actions of the two rival factions of the Boko Haram group. The expansion of terrorist groups such as the Allied Democratic Forces - Madina Tauheed Mujaidine (ADF-MTM) in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo shows that our region is badly affected by terrorism and everything must be done to prevent their anchoring in other countries which constitute it.”
[Dans notre région, le terrorisme n’est plus l’exclusivité de la bande sahélo-saharienne avec les actions des deux factions rivales du groupe Boko Haram. L’expansion des groupes terroristes tels que les Forces Démocratiques Alliées – Madina Tauheed Mujaidine (ADF-MTM), à l’Est de la République Démocratique du Congo montre que notre région est bien touchée par le terrorisme et il faut tout faire pour empêcher leur ancrage dans d’autres pays qui la constituent.]
12. Wide shot, Security Council

STORYLINE:

The UN senior official for Africa, Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee, warned the Security Council that some countries in Central Africa face political and security challenges that, if not addressed, “could risk impacting neighbouring countries and the sub-region.”

Addressing the Council on Wednesday (8 June), Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee also noted that Central Africa “remains one of the regions in the world most severely affected by climate change, and this continues to compound peace and security challenges in the sub-region.”

“This is manifested by the intensifying clashes between farmers and herders in Chad, and farming, fishing and herding communities in Cameroon,” added the Assistant Secretary-General.

In the Lake Chad Basin, Pobee informed, Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups, including the so-called Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), continue to prey on civilian populations.

The UN official said that intensified air and ground operations by Nigerian and regional military forces have reportedly killed hundreds of terrorist fighters. At the same time, thousands of former associates of Boko Haram-affiliated and splinter groups have been surrendering to authorities in Nigeria and Cameroon, where they are undergoing a screening process.

In relation to human rights, the vice-president of the Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Peace & Conflict Prevention in Central Africa (COPAC), Jeanne-Danielle Nicole Nlate, highlighted “serious” violations and the way they affect women the most.

“In fact, people who participated in this study claim that 56% of people most affected by human rights violations are female,” informed Nlate.

Gilberto Da Piedade Verissimo, the President of the Commission of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), told the Council that “terrorism is no longer the exclusive domain of the Sahelo-Saharan strip with the actions of the two rival factions of the Boko Haram group.”

According to Verissimo, the expansion of terrorist groups such as the Allied Democratic Forces - Madina Tauheed Mujaidine (ADF-MTM) in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo shows that the region “is badly affected by terrorism and everything must be done to prevent their anchoring in other countries which constitute it.”
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