AFRICA

Remarks on Burundi by Farhan Haq, the Deputy Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General

“Special Adviser Jamal Benomar is traveling to Bujumbura today following the conclusion of talks on Burundi that took place in Arusha, Tanzania. The Special Adviser hopes that the talks in Arusha were a first step towards genuine and inclusive dialogue. He welcomed the meetings and stressed the undeniable challenge of starting a viable political process. […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the adoption of resolution 2288 (2016) terminating the Liberia sanctions regime

The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption today of Security Council resolution 2288 (2016), which terminated the sanctions on Liberia. The Secretary-General notes that targeted sanctions measures have accompanied the consolidation of peace and the rebuilding of State institutions in Liberia since 2003 and that these measures have been progressively adjusted as Liberia has met the benchmarks […]

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Niger: deadly attack in Bosso district destroys MSF health post

At least six people were killed and eight more were severely injured on Thursday, May 19, in an attack on Yebi village, in Niger’s Bosso District, where thousands of people displaced by violence in the Lake Chad area have taken refuge. According to Nigerien authorities, the attack was carried out by the group known as […]

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The French Embassy in Nigeria is glad to support 2 food-aid projects in the North-East, both starting in June this year.

Under the food-aid programme 2016, an instrument of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support actions for food security and recovery of the means of production, the French Embassy in Nigeria decided to grant a financial support to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Action Against Hunger (ACF) for implementing two […]

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UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson arrives in Nairobi

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson arrived in Nairobi today, Wednesday 25 May 2016 for a two day visit which will include the following events; – open to the press (unless and otherwise indicated) 1. Welcomes President Uhuru Kenyata to UNON for the opening of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) Time: 9.30a.m. Place: Conference […]

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Ethiopia / South Sudan: UN experts call for the release of remaining abducted children from the Gambella region

Two United Nations human rights experts today urged the Ethiopian and South Sudanese authorities to increase their efforts to free all the children abducted in the western Ethiopia’s Gambella region during cross border attacks by armed men. Last month, on 15 April, 208 people were reportedly killed and 146 girls and boys abducted when armed […]

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FC – Sanctions against Côte d’Ivoire lifted

On the basis of UN Security Council Resolution 2283 (2016) of 28 April 2016, the Federal Council has repealed the Ordinance on Measures against Côte d’Ivoire. The measures involved a partial embargo on armaments, as well as financial and travel sanctions. The Ordinance is repealed as of 6pm on 25 May 2016. The Federal Council […]

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The UK is the Number One partner for the Suez Canal Economic Zone

British businesses have the experience and expertise to make the UK the number one partner for developing Egypt’s Suez Canal Economic Zone, according to the UK’s Trade Envoy to Egypt Jeffrey Donaldson MP. Mr Donaldson’s comments came as Dr Ahmed Darwish, Chairman of the General Authority for the Suez Canal Economic Zone, begins a four-day […]

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All our offices in South Africa will be closed from 27- 30 May 2016

All our offices in South Africa will be closed from 27- 30 May 2016. These include The British High Commission office in Pretoria, Visa office in Pretoria, Cape Town office, UKTI office in Johannesburg and all our Consular offices will be closed from 27- 30 May 2016. To report an emergency involving a British National […]

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UN Secretary-General’s message on Africa Day

Africa Day 2016 is being celebrated in furtherance of the African Union’s theme for this year: “Human Rights with a Particular Focus on the Rights of Women”. This demonstrates the commitment of Africa’s leaders to place women – as key drivers and enablers – at the front and centre of all efforts to implement the […]

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U.S. Mission in South Africa Commemorates 50th Anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s Historic Visit to South Africa

“It is from numberless diverse acts of courage and belief that human history is shaped. Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of […]

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High Commissioner to South Africa Dame Judith Macgregor’s speech at Africa Renaissance

My thanks to Proffesser Sihawu Ngubane and the African Renaissance Organising Committee for welcoming me here today. I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak to such a distinguished audience of ministers, international education leaders and experts as well as diplomatic colleagues. And I am gratified to be asked to speak on such an […]

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