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…

Source: Royal Norwegian Embassy in Juba |

Promoting cooperation on women, peace and security at country level and in multilateral organizations

We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities

In SouthSudan, women have built a powerful coalition. Provided inputs to the peace negotiations and now preparing for the implementation phase. We must ensure that peace and reconciliation processes are inclusive and peace agreements safeguard women’s and men’s rights, needs and priorities. Norway now have a more systematic focus on…

Source: International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) |

Sudan: 30 women detained in inhumane conditions following involvement in protests

The detainees include members of opposition political parties, human rights defenders, journalists, teachers and doctors

The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and FIDH are deeply concerned about the safety of 30 women detained without access to lawyers or family members by the Sudanese National Security Intelligence Services (NISS) in Omdurman women’s prison. The detainees were targeted for their participation or suspected involvement…

Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos |

UN Secretary-General appoints Nigerian into Civil Society Advisory Board on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

The aim of the Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, is to foster closer interaction with civil society and external experts and organizations as part of the United Nations efforts to combat sexual exploitation and abuse

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Ms Joy Ezeilo as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the newly established Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse. Ms. Ezeilo is the Dean of Law, Faculty of Law, University…

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New Doctors Without Borders (MSF) report investigates acute violence and lack of protection suffered by civilians in Central African Republic

MSF’s report describes the events of November 2018, the consequences of the events, and the lack of protection afforded to civilians

For six years the people of Central African Republic (CAR) have had little respite from conflict. The horrific consequences of the ongoing violence have been witnessed by teams from international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). In recent months, armed groups have deliberately targeted civilians in towns such…

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Ambassador Furuta-Toy’s Speech on Human Trafficking

United States Embassy has given a grant of to the United Nations Development Program to support the Government of Equatorial Guinea in its efforts to combat human trafficking

By Ambassador Furuta-Toy “Ladies, gentlemen, and distinguished guests, I am extremely happy to see you all here today as I mark my final week as the United States Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea. Over the course of my time in Equatorial Guinea, I have worked to raise awareness of the problem…

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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…