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UN chief Guterres to lobby US Congress to save funding

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Drastic cuts in US funding to the United Nations would create an insoluble problem for the world body, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he announced plans to lobby US lawmakers to reject the cutbacks. Guterres will travel to Washington next week …

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UN says Burundi still torturing and killing opponents

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi security forces and government-allied militia are continuing to torture and kill opponents, UN investigators said Thursday, allegations denied by the government. The investigators from the UN’s Commission of Inquiry on Burundi have been denied entry to the country said there was a “feeling of …

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UN: Withdrawal of UPDF has left a vacuum in Central Africa

UN envoy fears ‘security vacuum’ in central Africa after Uganda withdraws United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United Nations said Tuesday it feared a “security vacuum” in central Africa after the withdrawal of Ugandan, South Sudanese and US troops formerly tracking Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. One …

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US urges UN to investigate DRC murders

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to establish a special investigation into the murder of two UN experts who had been gathering evidence of mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo. US Ambassador Nikki Haley, in Geneva for meetings …

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Obama slams Trump for exiting Paris climate deal

Washington, United States | AFP |  Barack Obama slammed his successor President Donald Trump on Thursday for pulling out of the Paris climate deal, warning that the move would see the United States “reject the future.” “The nations that remain in the Paris Agreement will be the nations that reap …

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Climate: The Paris Agreement at a glance

Paris, France | AFP |  The 2015 Paris Agreement, which the United States will quit according to President Donald Trump’s announcement on Thursday, is the first pact to commit all nations to limiting global warming caused by emissions from burning coal, oil and gas. Key facts about the pact: – …

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