Source: United Nations Secretary-General |

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General – on Mali

The Secretary-General commends the tireless efforts of the ECOWAS Mediator, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan

The Secretary-General welcomes the decisions on Mali reached by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at its Ordinary Summit held on 3 July in Accra, Ghana.  In particular, he notes the lifting of sanctions, including economic and financial sanctions,…

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Israel participates in international military exercise in Morocco

Israel’s participation in the exercise is an additional step in strengthening the security relations between the two countries and constitutes a continuation of the FAR’s Counterterrorism Unit’s participation in the multinational exercise, which was held in Israel last year

Head of the Middle East and North Africa Division of the Policy & Political-Military Bureau in the Israel Ministry of Defense, who also serves as the Defense Attaché to Morocco, in addition to two IDF officers participated as viewers in an international military exercise held in Morocco this past week.…

Source: Presidency of the Republic of Kenya |

President Kenyatta Lauds Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for Serving the Country Beyond the Call of Duty

President Kenyatta spoke Friday when he presided over the passing out parade of KDF recruits at the Recruits Training School (RTS) in Eldoret

President Uhuru Kenyatta has commended the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) for its commitment to serving beyond its core mandate of defending the country against external aggression. The President, who was accompanied by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, pointed out that as a modern and versatile military, the KDF has embraced unfamiliar…

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Morobo County residents call on armed forces to unite to protect civilians

At the two meetings, participants identified challenges related to the protection of civilians and listed possible actions to resolve them

People in Morobo County, south of South Sudan’s capital Juba, have voiced concern over armed forces creating problems among local communities rather than protecting them, with women in particular having been subject to unwanted attention. In Morobo town the situation is okay, but in the villages incidents of harassment, looting…

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Ethiopia still in grip of spreading violence, hate speech and aid crisis

The Ethiopian government declared a humanitarian truce, an agreement that opened the door to much-needed access to aid for citizens in the region

UN-appointed rights investigators announced on Thursday that they’ve launched a probe into an alleged massacre of at least 200 people in Ethiopia’s Oromia region.  Kaari Betty MurungiOpens in new window, chair of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia, was speaking on the sidelines of the Human Rights CouncilOpens…

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Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA

Over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe (BAY) states

UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in northeast Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season. Well over eight million people are in need of assistance in Borno,…

Source: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation |

UAE condemns multiple terrorist attacks in Mali

The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the government and people of Mali

The UAE strongly condemned the terrorist attacks that recently took place in various cities throughout the Republic of Mali, which resulted in the death of more than 120 innocent people. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

South Africa: Deputy Minister Botes Attending Meeting in Vienna on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The TPNW is a landmark agreement in the history of nuclear disarmament and represents the wish of member states of the United Nations (UN) to rid the world of nuclear weapons

The Deputy Minister of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Alvin Botes, has arrived in Vienna, Austria, where he is leading a South African delegation participating in the First Meeting of States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) from 21 to 23 June…

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Mali: Latest attack against UN peacekeepers leaves Guinean 'blue helmet' dead

The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by an improvised explosive device

The Secretary-General strongly condemned on Sunday, an attack in Kidal, a city in northern Mali, against a convoy of UN peacekeepers that claimed the life of a blue helmet. The Guinean peacekeeper was killed by an improvised explosive device, which detonated during a UN Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMAOpens in…

Source: Ministère de la Communication et des Médias - République Démocratique du Congo |

Government of DRC Calls on Prime Minister Johnson at ‘ Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Rwanda 2022’ to Compel Kagame to End Attacks

President Felix Tshisekedi called on all international leaders to support the DRC, and pressure the Rwandan leader Paul Kagame to end all violence towards Congo

Yesterday, the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo considered the potential suspension of all bi-lateral agreements with the Government of Rwanda, following an extraordinary meeting of the Security Council that included the Presidents of both Chambers of Parliament and the Heads of National Security. “M23 terrorists backed by Rwanda…