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Kutesa: I am not under any travel ban

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa says he is not under any travel ban despite reports that his name was mentioned in a UN bribery case. Kutesa was responding to a concern raised by Kawempe North Member of Parliament Latif Ssebaggala during a meeting with …

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Sudan at UN hears calls to respect demonstrators’ rights

United Nations, United States | AFP | Sudan faced calls from Western powers at the UN Security Council on Thursday to respect the rights of anti-government demonstrators and investigate violence that has left at least 24 dead. The council was meeting to discuss the situation in Sudan’s troubled Darfur region …

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December clashes in west DR Congo killed almost 900: UN

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | At least 890 people were killed during three days of inter-communal clashes in western Democratic Republic of Congo last month, the United Nations said Wednesday. “It is crucial that this shocking violence be promptly, thoroughly investigated and the perpetrators be brought to justice,” UN …

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Morocco complains to UN of W. Sahara truce violations

United Nations, United States | AFP | Morocco has accused Polisario Front fighters in Western Sahara of violating a ceasefire agreement, just weeks before an expected new round of talks on ending the decades-old conflict. In a letter seen by AFP on Friday, Morocco’s UN Ambassador Omar Hilale cited three …

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Nigerian troops retake Baga after Boko Haram attack

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Nigerian troops were back in a strategic town on the shores of Lake Chad, military and civilian sources said Thursday, after Boko Haram attacks forced tens of thousands to flee. Fighters from the self-styled Islamic State West Africa Province overran a naval base and another housing troops from a regional …

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UN chief condemns attempted coup in Gabon

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned an attempted coup in Gabon, his spokesman said, recalling that the UN chief opposes unconstitutional changes of power by force. Gabon’s presidency said in a statement that soldiers burst into a state radio station at …

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South Africa pushes UN to postpone DR Congo meeting

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council has postponed a key meeting on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo, at South Africa’s request, after an announcement on the results was delayed, diplomats said. The council was due to hold a public meeting Tuesday which …

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UN council regrets Somalia’s decision to expel envoy

United Nations, United States | AFP | The UN Security Council on Saturday expressed regret after Somalia expelled a UN envoy but added that it expected “full cooperation” between Somalia and the United Nations. The council released the unanimous statement after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday agreed to …

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