POLITICS

CFP: Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century

CFP: Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century (London, 18-19 November 2016) by Catherine Gilbert Society for Francophone Postcolonial Studies In association with Liverpool University Press Francophone Postcolonial Studies in the 21st Century Friday 18–Saturday 19 November 2016 Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London,Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Confirmed keynote speakers: […]

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Communiqué of the 586th meeting of the PSC on the situation in Guinea-Bissau

The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 586th meeting held on 31 March 2016, adopted the following decision on its field mission to Guinea-Bissau, undertaken from 16 to 21 March 2016: Council, 1. Expresses its gratitude to the Government and people of Guinea-Bissau for the warm welcome extended to it […]

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UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings

UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination publishes findings on Spain, Oman, Rwanda, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Namibia The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 25 April to 13 May: Spain, Oman, Rwanda, Georgia, Azerbaijan and Namibia. The findings contain […]

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European Union military advisory mission in the Central African Republic

Press room – Justus Lipsius building 19 May 2016 at 13:30 by General Mikhail Kostarakos, Chairman of the European Union Military Committee and Brigadier General Dominique Laugel, Mission Commander for the European Union Military Advisory Mission CAR Distributed by APO (African Press Organization) on behalf of Council of the European Union. Media files Download logo […]

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Sputh Sudan – UNDP Associate Administrator Tegegnework Gettu Visits

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Tegegnework Gettu landed in Juba, South Sudan today. During his visit, he met with leaders of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) and development partners. His visit coincides with the successful formation of the TGoNU on 29 April following the signing of a peace agreement in […]

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Comoros elections – African Union expert observer mission

African Union expert observer mission to the re-run presidential and gubernatorial elections in 13 polling stations in the autonomous island of Anjouan in the Union of Comoros 11th May 2016 INTRODUCTION At the invitation of the Government of the Union of The Comoros, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini […]

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Ibrahim Halawa 1000 days in prison

 Ibrahim Halawa 1000 days in prison: “Release him immediately and unconditionally”, asks DROI Chair   European Parliament Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), Elena Valenciano (S&D, ES) expresses her profound concern at Mr Halawa’s arrest, the conditions of his detention and the continued postponement of his trial and calls for his immediate and […]

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Uganda must respect legal obligation to arrest Omar Al Bashir

Arrest Omar Al Bashir Omar Al Bashir has arrived in Kampala to attend today’s inauguration ceremony for Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. Our organisations urge the Government of Uganda to take all necessary measures to arrest Omar Al Bashir, Sudanese President and wanted International Criminal Court (ICC) fugitive, while he is present in the country. Bashir, […]

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European Parliament: Mejlis ban in Crimea, arrests in The Gambia, elections in Djibouti

EU Parliament and Human Rights issues Parliament condemns the banning of the Mejlis, the representative body of ethnic Crimean Tatars, urges the immediate release of all protestors arrested in an April electoral reform demonstration in The Gambia, and calls for a thorough investigation into the transparency of the re-election of President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in […]

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Angola urged to develop all-inclusive strategy for migrants

UN human rights expert urges Angola to develop an all-inclusive strategy for migrants The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Francois Crépeau, today called on the Government of Angola to develop a comprehensive national strategy to protect and promote the human rights of all migrants in the country. “I realise that […]

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Comoros elections re-run – observation mission

Observation mission to the re-run of Comoros presidential and the gubernatorial elections in 13 polling stations of the island Anjouan – 11th may 2016 The African Union Commission (AUC) announces the arrival of its Electoral Experts Mission on 7th May 2016 in Moroni (Comoros) for the re-run of the presidential and gubernatorial elections scheduled for […]

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Côte d’Ivoire: Trial of Simone Gbagbo opens

While today’s trial of former first lady Simone Gbagbo is an important step towards ending impunity in Côte d’Ivoire, Amnesty International maintains that the Ivorian authorities should reconsider their refusal to comply with their obligation to surrender her to the International Criminal Court (ICC) pursuant to an arrest warrant against her on charges of crimes […]

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