Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Joint Statement on Escalating Conflict in South Sudan

The text of the following statement was issued jointly by the Governments of the United States, Norway, and the United Kingdom

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) are alarmed about the escalating conflict around Yei, which represents a flagrant breach of the December 2017 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement and the September 2018 revitalized peace agreement.  These military actions, and the trading of blame, must…

Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Urgent support needed to respond to Humanitarian Needs in Cameroon

Renewed armed attacks have driven tens of thousands more Nigerians into Cameroon’s Far-North region, which already hosts 138,000 refugees

Humanitarian needs in Cameroon have risen by a third this year owing to an upsurge in insecurity and violence, leaving one in six people – mostly women and children – requiring assistance. Today we launch the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan appealing for US$299 million to provide support to 2.3 million…

Source: Office of the Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region (OSESG-GL) |

Invitation to a press conference with Said Djinnit, UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region

Amb. Djinnit worked closely with the African Union, as well as sub-regional organisations and mechanisms, to tackle complex peace and security challenges on the continent

I have the pleasure to invite you to a press conference with Ambassador Said Djinnit, Special Envoy of the United Nations Secretary-General for the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Djinnit’s term comes to an end next month. Amb. Djinnit assumed the post of Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region in…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General appoints Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17 February 2019

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Major General Zia Ur Rehman of Pakistan as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). Major General Ur Rehman succeeds Major General Xiaojun Wang of China, whose tour of duty ended on 17…

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Chargé d’Affaires Hunt’s Remarks for Cutlass Express 2019 Senior Leaders Seminar

This year’s Exercise took place in three locations, stretching from Djibouti down the coast of East Africa to Northern Mozambique, and finally to the Seminar here in Maputo

By Chargé d’Affaires Mr Bryan Hunt Rear Admiral Muatuca, Commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Lacore, Vice Commander US Sixth Fleet, Honorable senior members of the Mozambican Ministry of Defense, Distinguished participants in the Senior Leaders Seminar, Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. Please accept my congratulations as we gather here…

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Libyan Interior Minister visit to the U.S.

Topics discussed ranged from Libyan government’s priorities related to capacity building of the Interior Ministry, counter terrorism, fighting organized crime, border and ports’ securities, Human Rights

Last week Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagaa met with officials from wide range of U.S. Government including State Department, Home Land Security, Justice Department and Department of Defense. Topics discussed ranged from Libyan government’s priorities related to capacity building of the Interior Ministry, counter terrorism, fighting organized crime, border and…

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Sixteenth UN - AU Joint Task Force on Peace and Security held in Addis Ababa

The Joint Task Force (JTF) meeting discussed various peace and security situations across the continent

The 16th United Nations – African Union Joint Task Force (JTF) on Peace and Security was held in Addis Ababa on February 12, 2019 following the close of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Union Summit. The meeting was attended by Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations, Mr. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, SRSG…

Source: High Commission of India, Pretoria, South Africa |

Statement by South Africa on Pulwama: South Africa condemns deadly attack in Kashmir

The South African Government wishes to reiterate its solidarity with the Government of India in confronting the scourge of terrorism

The South African Government condemns in the strongest terms the attack in Kashmir, killing around 40 security personnel and injuring many others in one of the deadliest attacks on Indian forces in this area for years. President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa,…

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H.E. The Ambassador calls on Hon. Kenji Wakamiya, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives

Discussions centered on Counter-Terrorism, TICAD VII to be held in Yokohama and Sustainable Blue Economy Conference follow up actions

H.E. Mr. S.K.Maina, M.B.S. paid a courtesy call on Hon. Kenji Wakamiya, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives at his office on Friday 15th February, 2019. During the meeting, Ambassador congratulated the Chairman on his new appointment. The Ambassador sought the support of Japan in Kenya’s…

Source: U.S. Embassy in Libya |

Situation in Southern Libya

Statement by Robert Palladino, Deputy Spokesperson

The United States is concerned by ongoing tensions in southern Libya, which have prolonged the closure of critical oil infrastructure and deprived all Libyans of vital economic resources. We call on all parties to urgently establish a mutually acceptable security arrangement that will guarantee the safety of National Oil Corporation…