Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base and the killing of civilians in the Central African Republic

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base and the killing of civilians in the Central African Republic:

The Secretary-General condemns the attack against a base of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 3 April, in Ouaka, a prefecture of the Central African Republic. The attack led to the death of one Mauritanian peacekeeper, while 11 others were injured and are receiving medical care.

The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed, as well as to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General is also outraged by the killing of 21 civilians, including four children and four women as well as the injuring of 14 civilians, which occurred the same day in the same prefecture.

The Secretary-General calls on the Central African Republic authorities to investigate these attacks and quickly bring those responsible to justice.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base and the killing of civilians in the Central African Republic

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the attack against a Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) base and the killing of civilians in the Central African Republic:

The Secretary-General condemns the attack against a base of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on 3 April, in Ouaka, a prefecture of the Central African Republic. The attack led to the death of one Mauritanian peacekeeper, while 11 others were injured and are receiving medical care.

The Secretary-General offers his deepest condolences to the families of those killed, as well as to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. He wishes a swift recovery to the injured.

The Secretary-General is also outraged by the killing of 21 civilians, including four children and four women as well as the injuring of 14 civilians, which occurred the same day in the same prefecture.

The Secretary-General calls on the Central African Republic authorities to investigate these attacks and quickly bring those responsible to justice.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.

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Press Statement by John J. Sullivan, United States Acting Secretary of State on the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal’s National Day

Press Statement by John J. Sullivan, United States Acting Secretary of State on the Occasion of the Republic of Senegal’s National Day:

On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I congratulate the people of Senegal as you celebrate the 58th anniversary of independence on April 4, 2018.

The United States values the ties that bind the American and Senegalese people. I commend Senegal’s economic growth and leadership in the region, including its contribution to UN peacekeeping missions. Our close coordination underscores our shared values of working toward a more secure and prosperous future for both of our countries.

As you celebrate the anniversary of your independence, please know that the people of the United States celebrate with you.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of U.S. Department of State.

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South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza to Lead Government’s Commemoration of Solomon Mahlangu

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Friday, 06 April 2018, lead Government’s 39th Commemoration of the late Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu.

The Deputy President will visit the Gallows at the Kgoši Mampuru II Correctional Facility in Pretoria.

The year 2018 marks the 39th anniversary of the execution by hanging of Mahlangu, an ANC Military Wing uMkhonto weSizwe combatant. He was hanged by the apartheid regime at the Pretoria Central Prison on 6 April 1979. Before he was executed, Mahlangu said: “My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the struggle.”

The execution provoked international protest and condemnation of South Africa’s apartheid policy. In fear of crowd reaction at the funeral, the police decided to bury Mahlangu in Atteridgeville. On 6 April 1993, he was reinterred at the Mamelodi Cemetery.

In 2005, a statue of Mahlangu was unveiled in Mamelodi township in Tshwane. In the same year, Mahlangu was posthumously awarded “The Order of Mendi for Bravery in Gold for his bravery and sacrificing his life for freedom and democracy in South Africa”.

The Deputy President, together with Cabinet Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the Mahlangu Family are expected to take the 52 steps to the Gallows, as they observe the re-enactment of Solomon Mahlangu’s final moments before execution.

Later in the day, the Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa will deliver a memorial lecture in honour of Solomon Mahlangu at the Vista Campus in Mamelodi.

Details of the events are as follows:
Part One: Visit to the Prison
Date: Friday, 06 April 2018
Time: 05h30 (media to arrive at 04h30)
Venue: Kgoši Mampuru II Correctional Facility, Pretoria.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Republic of South Africa: The Presidency.

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