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End of Ebola transmission in Guinea

Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of Ebola virus transmission in the Republic of Guinea. Forty-two days have passed since the last person confirmed to have Ebola virus disease tested negative for the second time. Guinea now enters a 90-day period of heightened surveillance to ensure that any new cases are identified […]

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Secretary-General on the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz

The Secretary-General learned with sadness the death today of Mohamed Abdelaziz, who served as Secretary-General of the Frente Polisario beginning in 1976. Over the years, Mr. Abdelaziz was a central figure in the search for a resolution of the Western Sahara conflict. In this capacity, he met with numerous United Nations officials, including successive Secretaries-General, […]

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Secretary-General on loss of lives of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

The Secretary-General is deeply saddened that, once more, hundreds of men, women, and children have died in the Mediterranean Sea in the last few days. He expresses his deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who perished. The Secretary-General notes with great distress that 2016 is proving to be particularly deadly with some […]

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Tanzania: a year of turmoil for Burundian refugees

More than one year after the first influx of refugees began, some 1,000 people fleeing political unrest in Burundi continue to cross the border each week to Tanzania. They join thousands of others living in overcrowded and ever-expanding refugee camps. Two of the three existing sites—Nyarugusu and Nduta—have already swelled to capacity. A third camp, […]

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Fighting Yellow Fever in DRC and Angola

Following the outbreak of yellow fever in Angola in December and the subsequent confirmation of dozens of cases in DRC, MSF teams deployed in both countries to help contain the spread of the virus. On May 19, the World Health Organization found that the outbreak, though serious and of grave concern, does not currently constitute […]

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Enhancing Judicial Accountability in Tanzania

This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity, DRLA-DRLAQM-16-083. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Application Deadline: Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 pm EST A. Project Description The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for programs to […]

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Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO): Enhancing Judicial Accountability in Tanzania

This is the initial announcement of this funding opportunity, DRLA-DRLAQM-16-083. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 19.345 Application Deadline: Thursday, June 30 at 11:30 pm EST A. Project Description The U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) announces an open competition for organizations interested in submitting applications for programs to […]

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the indictment of the Egyptian Press Syndicate’s leadership

The indictment of the Egyptian Press Syndicate’s Head, Secretary-General and Undersecretary is a worrying development that follows the unprecedented raid of the Egyptian security forces on the Press Syndicate’s building earlier this month. It reflects broader limitations on freedom of expression and press freedom in Egypt. In recent weeks and months many journalists, activists, protesters […]

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the trial judgment in the case against Hissène Habré

The Secretary-General takes note of the delivery yesterday by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese Courts of the trial judgment in the case against Mr. Hissène Habré. The Secretary-General’s thoughts are with the victims of the crimes for which Hissène Habré has been found guilty. Hissène Habré, former President of Chad, has been found […]

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2nd Ministerial Meeting of the AU-Horn of Africa Initiative (AU-HoAI) on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants

INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES What: 2nd Ministerial Meeting of AU-HoAI on Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants When: 3rd Senior Officials Meeting: 2nd – 3rd June 2016 2nd Ministerial Meeting: 4th June 2016 Where: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt Who: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Arab Republic of Egypt and AUC Department of Social Affairs, […]

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AU welcomes the judgement of an unprecedented trial of Hissène Habré

The African Union Commission Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has welcomed the judgement of the African Extraordinary Chambers (AEC), following the trial of the former President of Chad, Hissène Habré, in Dakar, Senegal. The judgement was delivered on Monday, 30 May 2016. The African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson indicated that the judgment is a vivid […]

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Sierra Leone to host pre-Summit Workshop on Engaging Press Attaches and Focal Persons in Communication at AU Member States Embassies in Addis Ababa to broaden outreach at National level about the Union in view of Agenda 2063

INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA WHEN: 6 to 7 June 2016 WHERE: Freetown, Sierra Leone THEME: “Engaging the Directorate of Information and Communication (DIC) of the African Union with Press Attaches of AU Member State Embassies in a bid to broaden outreach and expand knowledge about the Union in view of Agenda 2063” WHO: […]

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