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News24.com | Dlamini-Zuma: Economy, land belongs to all South Africans.

The economy and land must belong to all who live in South Africa, former African Union committee chair and ANC NEC member Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says.

- News24.com - ZA

SPLMN Agar calls on Washington to invite Sudanese opposition.

June 22, 2017 - The Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North Agar called on the American administration under President Donald Trump to invite Sudanese opposition forces to Washington to discuss peace in Sudan. The call comes after reports about a consultations meeting that the Cater Center plans to hold next July in ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNHCR chief urges African leaders to tackle displacement.

In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.

- UN - INT

U.S diplomat says African roadmap only can lead to peace in Sudan.

June 21, 2017 - U.S. Chargé d'Affaires, Steven Koutsis Wednesday reiterated the support of his country for a stable Sudan, adding that the African Union roadmap remains the only way for a peaceful solution. Koutsis made his remarks at the end of a three-day visit to North, Central and East Darfur states that he described ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

AU voices readiness to contribute to strengthening Baku's ties with African states.

Baku's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Permanent Representative to the African Union Elman Abdullayev has met new AU Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat.

- AzerNews - AZ

Car bomb attack kills nine in Mogadishu.

, June 20 : At least nine people have reportedly been killed in a car bomb attack in Somalian capital Mogadishu.According to an official, a huge explosion was heard in the Wadajir district of the capital.The Al-Shabab militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.The blast took place in an area where Somali ...

- Sify - IN

UN urges Djibouti and Eritrea to end border dispute.

A years-long border dispute has erupted between the two African nations after Qatari forces withdrew from a buffer zone along the border. The UN has backed an African Union fact-finding mission concerning the dispute.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

UN urges Djibouti and Eritrea to end border dispute.

Council members welcomed a plan by the African Union to send a fact-finding mission to the disputed border region, Llorenty added.

- Daily Monitor - UG

UN council urges Eritrea and Djibouti to end border dispute.

Djibouti accused Eritrean troops of occupying the Dumeira mountain area shortly after 450 Qatari peacekeepers left last week and lodged a formal complaint with the African Union. Qatar, which is caught up in its own diplomatic clash with other Arab nations, had mediated a territorial dispute between Djibouti and Eritrea.

- Stars and Stripes - US

U.S. diplomat visits recovery projects in Darfur's Jebel Marra.

June 19, 2017 - A U.S. delegation chaired by the Ambassador Steven Koutsis on Monday arrived in Central Darfur Jebel Marra area to inspect recovery projects implemented by the USAID agency in Golo town. U.S. Chargé d'affaires Steven Koutsis and USAID officials are in a three-day visit to Darfur region. On Sunday the ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

With Qatari forces gone, tension rises between Djibouti and Eritrea.

The African Union is calling for calm as border tensions between Djibouti and Eritrea intensify. The rising threat of unrest is further fallout from the diplomatic crisis embroiling Qatar.

- France24 - FR

News24.com | NDZ: The candidate with no plan

For at least as long as she was the chairperson of the African Union, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has been waiting in the wings to be Jacob Zuma's third term, writes Anneke Scheepers.

- News24.com - ZA

African Union calls for restraint after Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

June 17, 2017 - The Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called for calm and restraint on Saturday after accusations by Djibouti that Eritrea occupied a disputed border area between the two countries. The accusations come after Qatar's decision to pull out its peacekeepers from the disputed area in ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

African Union urges restraint in Djibouti-Eritrea border spat

ADDIS ABABA - The African Union urged Djibouti and Eritrea to remain calm and exercise restraint on Saturday after Djibouti accused its neighbor of occupying disputed territory along their border following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers.

- Reuters - US

African Union calls for restrain after Djibouti-Eritrea border tensions

June 17, 2017 - The Chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has called for calm and restraint on Saturday after accusations by Djibouti that Eritrea occupied a disputed border area between the two countries. The accusations come after Qatar's decision to pull out its peacekeepers from the disputed area in ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

ICC to rule on South Africa's refusal to arrest Sudan's Bashir

June 16, 2017 - The War crimes court in The Hague will decide next month on the refusal of the South African authorities to arrest Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir who was in Johannesburg for an African Union meeting in June 2015. In a statement released on Friday, the International Criminal Court said the Pre-Trial ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Sudan welcomes UNSC plan to downsize UNAMID

June 16, 2017 - The Sudanese government Friday has welcomed the UN Security Council's plan to reduce the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur saying the move underscores the stability of the situation in the region. On Wednesday, United Nations secretary general officially proposed to change the mandate of African ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UNAMID reduction leaves Darfur civilians without protection: HRW

June 15, 2017 - Human Rights Watch has joined voices saying that the planned reduction of peacekeepers in Darfur may leave civilians without protection pointing to the absence of a lasting peace agreement. The African Union and the United Nations are set to drastically drawdown the hybrid peacekeeping force by withdrawing ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UN cooperation with African Union must be institutionalized, less 'ad hoc,' Security Council told

The United Nations must move towards a more institutionalized approach for the joint planning, mandating, financing and supporting of African Union peace-support operations, the Secretary-General's Chef de Cabinet told the Security Council today.

- UN - INT

UN formally proposes to readjust UNAMID mandate and drawdown troops

June 14, 20147 - United Nations secretary general Wednesday has officially proposed to change the mandate of African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur and to reduce by a half its troops. The proposal was made by the Assistant Secretary-General for UN peacekeeping operations, El Ghassim Wane in a briefing ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

UN: Drastic Cuts to Darfur Mission Misguided

Expand United Nations Mission in Darfur peacekeepers stand guard in Shagra village, North Darfur, October 18, 2012.  © 2012 Reuters – A planned reduction of peacekeeping troops in Darfur risks leaving civilians without much-needed protection in the face of continued violence, Human Rights Watch said today. The United ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

The African Union and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan's Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official told the Security Council.

- UN - INT

AUPSC renews UNAMID mandate, reduces force strength

June 14, 2017 - The African Union Peace and Security Council of on Monday extended for 12 months the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur . Also, it decided to reduce by nearly a half the strength of the hybrid peacekeeping mission which should also see her mandate changed to peacebuilding ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Armed groups call for international humanitarian response in Darfur

June 13, 2017 - In a meeting with the head of Darfur hybrid peacekeeping mission this week, two armed groups have condemned the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the western Sudan regional and called for an international response. In a joint statement extended to Sudan Tribune on Tuesday, the Sudan Liberation ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

International partners pledge financial support for drought-hit Horn of Africa

Source: African Union, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, United States of America Humanitarian response efforts in drought-hit Horn of Africa received a boost after International partners made financial pledges following a five-day ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit joins UN mission in Darfur

The first elements of China's first peacekeeping helicopter unit have arrived in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum to join the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur . The first 12 members of the 140 strong unit arrived in the African country on 11 June along with the first two of four Mi-171

- Jane’s - US

Security Council to change Darfur UNMAID mandate and modify force structure: sources

June 11, 2017 - The United Nations Security Council is expected to make major changes to the mandate of Darfur hybrid mission transforming it from a peacekeeping to a peacebuilding mission and to modify its force structure, Sudan Tribune has learnt. The 15-member body is expected to renew the mandate for the African ...

- SudanTribune.com - FR

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women, Girls

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

Central African Republic: Ugandan Troops Harm Women

– Ugandan soldiers in the Central African Republic have sexually exploited or abused at least 13 women and girls since 2015, including at least one rape, and threatened some victims to remain silent, Human Rights Watch said today. The Ugandan military has been deployed in the country since 2009 as a part of the African ...

- Human Rights Watch - US

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