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72 UGANDAN REBELS KILLED BY D.R. CONGO ARMY

72 UGANDAN REBELS KILLED BY D.R. CONGO ARMY

GOMA, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s regular army has shot dead at least 72 Ugandan rebels during an attack from Thursday night to Friday in the eastern province of North Kivu, said a military …

Opposition Forces Accused of Killing S. Sudan Lawmaker

Opposition Forces Accused of Killing S. Sudan Lawmaker

Officials in South Sudan's Yei River state have accused fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar of killing a state assembly lawmaker. A spokesman for the rebels denied the allegation.

Jacob Kwiyansuk was shot dead …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary General

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary General

The following is a near verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Democratic Republic of the Congo

We have Jean Pierre Lacroix, Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping …

IGAD PUSHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF UN RESOLUTIONS ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

IGAD PUSHES FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF UN RESOLUTIONS ON WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT

Kampala (Uganda): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) this morning opened the Regional Policy Consultative Workshop on the Implementation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) related to women in peace in partnership with …

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF

Global blueprints on refugees, safe migration should include protections for children – UNICEF

The rights, protection and wellbeing of uprooted children should be central commitments of global migration policies, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday, as it released a new report prior to a meeting …

South Sudan: Senior UN official urges Security Council to support peace process revitalization

South Sudan: Senior UN official urges Security Council to support peace process revitalization

The arrival of the dry season in South Sudan could lead to more fighting that would undermine the political process and cause additional civilian casualties and displacement, a senior United Nations official cautioned the Security …

36TH EAC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETING GETS UNDER IN KAMPALA

36TH EAC COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MEETING GETS UNDER IN KAMPALA

KAMPALA, The 36th meeting of the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers is underway in Kampala and will continue until Dec 2 under the theme, Enhancing Socio-Economic Development for Deeper Integration of the Community.…

IAEA Director General Highlights Achievements for Development at November Board Meeting

IAEA Director General Highlights Achievements for Development at November Board Meeting

Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted the IAEA's work to help Member States achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and provided an update on the modernisation of the Agency's nuclear applications laboratories in his statement to the …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**Trafficking

This morning, the Secretary-General addressed the Security Council on the topic of human trafficking. He told …

Continuing Support for Burundi Political Process Only Way Forward, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

Continuing Support for Burundi Political Process Only Way Forward, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

'Counterproductive' Sanctions Harmful to Vulnerable, Undermine Efforts of East African Community, Says Permanent Representative

Despite slow progress towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue its support for the political process there as …

Israel Moves to Deport 40,000 African Migrants

Israel Moves to Deport 40,000 African Migrants

JERUSALEM The fate of 40,000 African migrants in Israel remains unclear after lawmakers approved a proposal to deport them.

The Cabinet in Jerusalem voted unanimously Sunday to close the isolated Holot detention facility in the …

Free Broadcast Quality Video – Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan

Free Broadcast Quality Video – Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan

The Electronic and Video Game Festival of Abidjan (FEJA) (www.FEJA.ci) opened on November 11th at Palais de la Culture in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. It brings together thousands of gaming enthusiasts from all over Africa, around …

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

Around the world, journalists work often at great personal risk to report on issues that impact the lives of individuals in all societies. They shine a light on abuses and corruption, expose threats posed by …