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Al Shabaab Ambushes Ethiopia Military Convoy Near Halgan Area

Al Shabaab Ambushes Ethiopia Military Convoy Near Halgan Area

Heavy fighting has erupted between Ethiopian troops, allied with Govt forces and Al shabaab in a location outside Beledweyne city, the capital of Hiiraan region. The militants of Al shabaab ambushed a convoy carrying Ethiopian troops of AMISOM contingent in an area close to Halgan of Hiiraan region, local residents told Radio Shabelle. Reports say […]

Benghazi Government Accuses Italian Warships of Violating Libyan Territorial Waters

Benghazi Government Accuses Italian Warships of Violating Libyan Territorial Waters

Three Italian warships have entered Libyan waters east of Benghazi without permission, the internationally recognized Libyan government claims. The EU is running an anti-trafficking mission on the high seas near Libya. The Benghazi-based officials vowed to use “all means” to protect the country’s sovereignty, in a statement issued on Sunday. Libyan naval forces say they […]

UN Draft Agreement, ‘A Unifying Framework That Serves Interest of Libyan People’

UN Draft Agreement, ‘A Unifying Framework That Serves Interest of Libyan People’

Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry said Monday, in Algiers, that the United Nations draft agreement for the settlement of the crisis in Libya is a “unifying framework that serves the interest of the Libyan people” in the face of the country’s challenges. “The UN draft agreement is a unifying framework that serves the […]

Ceasefire in Colombia would be ‘decisive step toward ending conflict’

Ceasefire in Colombia would be ‘decisive step toward ending conflict’

Displaced by Colombia’s armed conflict, this family now lives in Arjona, an impoverished community outside Cartagena on the northern coast. Photo: Kristy Siegfried/IRIN The United Nations welcomes the intention expressed by both the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) to establish a bilateral ceasefire by the end of the year, […]

UN Calls On Libyan Political Stakeholders to Redouble Efforts to Reach Agreement

UN Calls On Libyan Political Stakeholders to Redouble Efforts to Reach Agreement

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) called today on the main political stakeholders in the country to redouble their efforts in bringing the political dialogue process to a successful conclusion, which would allow for an agreement to form a Government of National Accord and for the resumption of Libya’s democratic transition. Libya has […]

AU report reveals cannibalism, gang rapes in South Sudan conflict

AU report reveals cannibalism, gang rapes in South Sudan conflict

South Sudanese government forces and allied fighters carried out scores of killings, rapes, and widespread burning and pillage of civilian property in a military offensive in Unity State Photo: HRW An African Union report has exposed disturbing findings through testimonies by victims of forced cannibalism, gang rapes, and the discovery of mass graves amongst other […]

International Community Should Not Give Up On Burundi

International Community Should Not Give Up On Burundi

The East African Community ((EAC) has sent a letter of protest to the Burundian government over the aggression suffered by its Secretary General, Dr. Richard Sezibera at the hands of the country’s security personnel. As the region’s top most diplomat who was on official duty to help that country come out of its political crisis, […]

Deploring Recent Violence, UN Envoy Says ‘Dialogue Is Only Way Out of This Crisis’

Deploring Recent Violence, UN Envoy Says ‘Dialogue Is Only Way Out of This Crisis’

Following a series of incidents earlier this week in the Central African Republic (CAR) capital of Bangui, the top United Nation official in the crisis-riven country strongly deplored the use of violence to resolve differences and had called on all Central Africans to exercise restraint “to avoid an increase of violence with serious consequences.” In […]

Burundi Ready for Fresh Round of Talks

Burundi Ready for Fresh Round of Talks

As the African Union and the East African Community call for inclusive dialogue in the Burundi crisis, Bujumbura has welcomed Uganda’s minister of defence Cryspas Kiyonga to lead the mediation talks. This comes after the Office of the Special Envoy for the United Nations Secretary General for the Great Lakes region in Africa endorsed the […]

Bad Weather – UN Launches Urgent Appeal for Relief Aid to Saharawi Refugees

Bad Weather – UN Launches Urgent Appeal for Relief Aid to Saharawi Refugees

United Nations office in Algeria on Thursday urged the international community to take the appropriate actions to meet the urgent needs of Saharawi refugees, hit by the bad weather that ravaged recently the five refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria’s south-west). “Following the heavy rain in the country’s southwest that caused huge damage in the five […]

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