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United States Provides Additional $29 Million in Humanitarian Assistance for Malian Regional Crisis

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2016 Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Sarah Sewall announced in Mali nearly $29 million in new humanitarian assistance to benefit Malians uprooted by the conflict that broke out there in 2012. Peace agreements are in place; however, 145,000 Malian […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the death of Gambia opposition party members

The Secretary-General learned with dismay of the death in detention in Gambia of political activist and opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) member Solo Sandeng and two fellow party members. They died following their arrest on 14 April 2016 for participating in a peaceful protest in Banjul. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the death of Gambia opposition party members

The Secretary-General learned with dismay of the death in detention in Gambia of political activist and opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) member Solo Sandeng and two fellow party members. They died following their arrest on 14 April 2016 for participating in a peaceful protest in Banjul. The Secretary-General extends his heartfelt condolences to the families […]

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Newly-Confirmed U.S. CENTCOM Commander Meets President Sisi

General Joseph L. Votel, Commander of the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), met today with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhy, and Ministry of Defense Chief of Staff Mahmoud Hegazy. It was General Votel’s first visit to Egypt as the CENTCOM Commander. General Votel assumed command of CENTCOM on March 30, […]

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands visited Ghana 15 – 16 April 2016 on behalf of EU High Representative Federica Mogherini

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mr. Bert Koenders, visited Ghana from 15 to 16 April 2016 on behalf of the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini. Mr. Koenders led a team to discuss with Ghanaian counterparts issues in the […]

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Red Cross: Without immediate support, the worst is yet to come for food insecure families across southern Africa

With another season of inadequate rainfall, missed plantings, and failed harvests, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is warning that the number of families dependent on food aid across southern Africa will most certainly increase in the coming months. An estimated 28 million people are currently food insecure across the […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on elections in Comoros

The Secretary-General of the United Nations commends the Comorian people for peacefully fulfilling their civic duty by participating in the second round of the elections for President of the Union of Comoros and for Governors of Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli on Sunday 10 April 2016. The elections are an important step in the consolidation […]

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Yu Zhengsheng Holds Talks with President of the National Assembly Guillaume Soro of Cote d’Ivoire

On April 14, 2016 local time, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng, who was paying an official goodwill visit to Cote d’Ivoire, held talks in Abidjan with President of the National Assembly Guillaume Soro of Cote d’Ivoire. Yu Zhengsheng firstly conveyed warm greetings from Chairman of […]

Yu Zhengsheng Holds Talks with President of the National Assembly Guillaume Soro of Cote d’Ivoire

On April 14, 2016 local time, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yu Zhengsheng, who was paying an official goodwill visit to Cote d’Ivoire, held talks in Abidjan with President of the National Assembly Guillaume Soro of Cote d’Ivoire. Yu Zhengsheng firstly conveyed warm greetings from Chairman of […]

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Assistant Secretary Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Travel to Accra and London

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 15, 2016 Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield is traveling to Accra and London April 17-22, 2016. In Accra, Assistant Secretary Thomas-Greenfield will attend the first U.S.-African Think Tank Dialogue roundtable to discuss governance and democracy issues with senior representatives of prominent African think tanks. […]

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Canada issues statement on inauguration of president of Republic of Congo

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today issued the following statement: “Canada deplores the flawed electoral process that led to Denis Sassou Nguesso’s inauguration today as president of the Republic of Congo, including a number of arbitrary arrests, imposed restrictions on […]

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LDCs urge rapid implementation of Nairobi package amid volatile commodity prices

Least developed countries (LDCs) on 13 April called on WTO members to ensure the implementation of recent decisions favouring LDC goods and services exports as they are experiencing falling commodity export revenues and widening trade deficits. Doing so will support poorer countries in diversifying their exports away from commodities and also help them climb up […]

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