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UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations today thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Thank you very much for your …

Survey: Majority in US Believe Government Corruption Has Risen Under Trump

Survey: Majority in US Believe Government Corruption Has Risen Under Trump

WHITE HOUSE A new survey shows that nearly six in 10 Americans believe the level of government corruption has risen in the year since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected and that the White House …

Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non interference in the internal affairs …

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS SOUGHT FOR CHALLENGES FACED BY REFUGEES IN UGANDA

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS SOUGHT FOR CHALLENGES FACED BY REFUGEES IN UGANDA

KAMPALA, Uganda, which is hosting almost 1.4 million refugees from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda is hoping that diigital solutions can be found to help …

UN ENVOY ASKS FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AS CLASHES FLARE UP IN YEMEN

UN ENVOY ASKS FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AS CLASHES FLARE UP IN YEMEN

UNITED NATIONS, The UN special envoy for Yemen on Saturday stressed the need to protect civilians as clashes broke out in the Arab world's poorest country.

"There has been a sharp escalation of serious events …

No quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

No quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

Since 9/11, Western countries have increasingly invested in programmes to prevent transnational jihadism. These include militarised measures but also softer civic interventions under the banner of 'countering violent extremism' (CVE).

An example is funding social …

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, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**CAte d'Ivoire

As I think we announced late last week, the Secretary-General will travel to CAte d'Ivoire this …

‘RATING DOWNGRADES WILL HAVE CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON SOUTH AFRICA’

‘RATING DOWNGRADES WILL HAVE CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON SOUTH AFRICA’

JOHANNESBURG-The decision by rating agency S&P Global to downgrade South Africa's long-term local currency rating and the long-term foreign currency debt has serious consequences for the poorest of the poor, with a catastrophic impact on …

Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet

Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN's team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:

What next for Manus refugees?

Authorities in Papua New …

Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet

Sinai slaughter, Manus refugee “coercion”, and “unthinkable” Rohingya returns: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN's team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:

What next for Manus refugees?

Authorities in Papua New …

General Assembly, Security Council Elect Judge to International Court of Justice

General Assembly, Security Council Elect Judge to International Court of Justice

The General Assembly, meeting concurrently with the Security Council this afternoon, elected Dalveer Bhandari (India) to the International Court of Justice for a nine year term, beginning on 6 February 2018.

Mr. Bhandari was elected …

Minister Jeff Radebe to Deliver a Keynote Address at the Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA)

Minister Jeff Radebe to Deliver a Keynote Address at the Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA)

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe, will deliver a keynote address at the 3rd Annual Township Entrepreneurs Alliance (TEA) on 18 November …

Activists Urge Arrest of Sudan President Bashir in Uganda

Activists Urge Arrest of Sudan President Bashir in Uganda

WASHINGTON/JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Human rights activists are urging Ugandan officials to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, who is in Uganda for a three-day official visit, and turn him over to the International Criminal Court to …