Tag Archives: Member states of the United Nations

03Nov/16

Kenya withdraws from U.N. mission in South Sudan

Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta withdraws troops and disengages fully from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after the sacking of a Kenyan who led the force.
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19Jul/16

South Sudan conflict tops agenda at African Union summit

The 27th ordinary session of Africa’s Assembly of Heads of State and Government kicks off in Kigali, Rwanda with renewed fighting in South Sudan dominating the agenda.

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29Mar/16

Malawi struggles to host thousands of Mozambicans escaping violence.

Hundreds of Mozambicans continue to cross over the border into neighbouring Malawi as they escape fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s west. The UN is increasing support to cater for a growing number of affected civilians.

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20Mar/16
EU-Turkey deal

Flow of migrants “almost stopped” after EU-Turkey deal, say Turkish villagers

Local residents of Bademli village say the flow of migrants to Europe from the area has almost stopped, after a deal between Turkey and the European Union was sealed.

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16Mar/16

France to station troops in Ivory Coast following attack on beach resort – French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve

Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.

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26Jan/16
President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana

Ghanaians decry transfer of ex-Guantanamo prisoners to their country

Public outcry in Ghana following decision to transfer two Yemeni detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to the country. Many say they view the men as a security threat to the West African nation, located in a region struggling to cope with the rise of several militant Islamist insurgencies.
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25Jan/16

U.N. seeks 1.3 billion dollars in humanitarian funding for South Sudan

Aid agencies have launched a humanitarian appeal for 2016 calling for 1.3 billion U.S. dollars to provide vital assistance to 5.1 million people across South Sudan. Two years of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economy have pushed over 5 million South Sudanese into hunger.

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19Jan/16

Zambia and Zimbabwe’s Kariba dam levels sink to 12 percent as drought scorches

LUSAKA, Jan 19 (Reuters) – Water levels in southern Africa’s Lake Kariba have dropped to 12 percent of capacity, the authority in charge said on Tuesday, raising concerns about severe power rationing in Zimbabwe and Zambia.

Both countries rely heavily on the Kariba dam for electricity.
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18Jan/16
The Swiss ski resort of Davos

The divided world debate at Davos

Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades. Grace Pascoe reports. Continue reading

03Jan/16

Nimr’s execution will lead to the end of Saudi regime – Houthi official

A Houthi official in Yemen says that the execution of prominent Saudi cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nirm will lead to boiling anger among Muslims.

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