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International Criminal Court (ICC) Judges Authorise Opening of an Investigation into the Situation in Bangladesh/Myanmar

The Chamber concluded that the Court may exercise jurisdiction over crimes when part of the criminal conduct takes place on the territory of a State Party

On 14 November 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber III of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court") (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) authorised the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for the alleged crimes within the ICC’s jurisdiction in the Situation in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh/Republic of the Union of Myanmar (“the situation in…

Source: Embassy of The Kingdom of Bahrain - Cairo, Egypt |

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif receives Bahraini Ambassador to Egypt

During the meeting, the Grand Imam hailed the relations between Al-Azhar and the Kingdom of Bahrain as always characterized by depth and tenacity

Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif Dr. Ahmed Al Tayyib received Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Egypt, Permanent Representative to the Arab League and Dean of the Arab Diplomatic Corps, Shaikh Rashid bin Abdul Rahman bin Rashid Al Khalifa, on the occasion of the end of his…

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In Tombura, UNMISS Works With Faith Groups to Foster Peaceful Coexistence

Tombura had been accommodating internally displaced persons from the neighbouring villages since the conflict erupted in South Sudan in 2013

22-year-old Angelica Luka finds herself working long hours making pancakes, daily, yet her labour fetches only 1.5 dollars by the time she retires. It is the only way she gets to feed her three children. “I’m doing this small business to provide salt and soap, and anything I might need…

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Keeping Dreams of Younglings Alive: UNMISS Constructs Classrooms for Primary School in Gok

The educational structure is one of the peacekeeping mission’s Quick Impact Projects

Asked if she wants to be the president of South Sudan when she grows up, 12-year-old Rebecca Aman Chan, a student at the Asementi Primary School gazes into the mid-distance, pondering this exciting thought experiment. “Yes, I can be the president,” she beams, and rightfully so. In its quest to…

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Tanzania: Climate of Fear, Censorship as Repression Mounts

Repeal Repressive Laws; Investigate Abuses of Activists, Critics, Opponents

Tanzania’s repression of the media, human rights defenders, and opposition parties has intensified since 2015, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in two separate reports today. Both reports found that President John Magufuli’s government has adopted or enforced a raft of repressive laws that stifle independent journalism and severely…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Displaced families in Rimenze Peg hopes of return on success of the peace process

The church is now home to 3,026 internally displaced people

Hoshea Kumbonyeki prepared to go to work at his local church as part of his daily routine. But that morning in June 2017 proved to be anything but routine. He was visited by armed men who demanded he show them where “the people who are in the bush” were. The…

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A Hispanic American at U.S. Embassy Malabo

Africans need to understand that their contribution to all the cultures in the Americas is deep because this influence displays of the spirit and strength of their ancestors

By Roselix Quinones-Mercado I am a Venezuelan American.  That makes me a Hispanic American.  As many of you know, Hispanics are a mix of races:  indigenous people, European, and Sub-Saharan African (not to mention that some of those Europeans [Spaniards] were already mixed with North Africans before they had left…

Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

Kenya Takes Vital Step Against Cervical Cancer and Introduces Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine into Routine Immunization

The HPV vaccine is effective against most HPV strains, which account for more than 70% of cervical cancer cases

With President Uhuru Kenyatta leading the way, Kenya today joins an increasing number of African countries taking a vital step against a common cause of death among women – in the country and the region – by introducing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer into its routine…

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Chadian Faith Leaders welcome Chargé Davis Ba

We appreciate the important work of faith institutions in Chad to advance education, health care, economic development, and conflict prevention and resolution

Thank you to Archbishop Edmond Djitangar Goetbe, the Entente des Eglises et Missions Evangeliques au Tchad, and Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’i in Tchad for the warm welcome given to Chargé d’Affaires Jessica Davis Ba. We are grateful for the opportunity to have thoughtful conversations about interfaith relations and promoting…

Source: United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) |

Invitation to “Neighborhood Advocacy for Peace” Event

The one-day event at the Medan Zahara playground in Konyo Konyo will include remarks from members of the National Pre-Transitional Committee

A Neighbourhood Advocacy for Peace event will be held in Juba this weekend to promote understanding of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan and to give community members the opportunity to talk directly to political leaders. The one-day event at the Medan Zahara playground in…