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Today, 3 November, EU Ambassador Veronique Lorenzo presented her credentials to H.E. President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of the Federal Republic of Somalia. I arrive at a time when Somalis are choosing the leadership to steer Somalia to a new period of peace and prosperity On her first visit to Mogadishu as Head of Delegation of …

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The two countries enjoy profound traditional friendship, solid political mutual trust and fruitful cooperation in various fields On the afternoon of November 1, 2016, Premier Li Keqiang met at the Great Hall of the People with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, who was on a state visit to China. Li Keqiang pointed out that China …

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Donors Should Impose Sanctions if Abuses Persist The Gambian government’s repression of the political opposition in the months prior to the December 1, 2016 presidential election threatens the fairness of the election, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The report is based on more than 100 interviews conducted in Gambia, Senegal, and …

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The delegation consists of 24 senior diplomats from the foreign ministries of 22 French-speaking African countries, including Gabon and Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as such regional organizations as the African Union Commission and Economic Community of Central African States On October 31, 2016, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming met with the 19th …

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The field mission, consisting of all fifteen members of the PSC, was led by H.E. Ambassador Catherine Muigai Mwangi, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Kenya in her capacity as the Chairperson of the PSC for the month of October 2016 The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) concluded its …

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Among the objections the three countries have raised is that prosecution under the Statute of Rome may make it more difficult to reach peaceful solutions to conflicts In recent weeks, South Africa, Burundi and Gambia have announced that they will withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is the world’s first permanent international …

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The Special Rapporteur noted that the current drought in southern Madagascar, which UN agencies have stated has caused acute food insecurity for more than 800,000 people, has been attributed to the effect of El Niño, as exacerbated by global warming The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment, John H. Knox, today …

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After meeting governments in South Sudan and then in Kenya, where he also met Somalia’s Prime Minister, Mr Brende ended his visit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on 28 and 29 October Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende visited the Horn of Africa between 25 and 29 October. ‘The region is facing armed conflict, …

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The resolution, which will be tabled for adoption at the General Assembly during December 2016, recommends the convening of a Conference early in 2017 to negotiate a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, leading to their total elimination South Africa welcomes the adoption on 27 October 2017 of a resolution entitled “Taking forward multilateralism nuclear disarmament negotiations” …

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Ms. Keetharuth highlighted the Commission’s clear findings that crimes against humanity have been committed since 1991 by Eritrean officials Eritrean officials have committed crimes against humanity since 1991, including enslavement, imprisonment, enforced disappearances, torture, other inhumane acts, persecution, rape and murder, a member of the former United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in …

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