Source: Africa Forum |

The Africa Forum sets the Date and Location for the Symposium on Cameroon

The Africa Forum has set the date and venue for the Symposium as April 2020 in Kenya

On July 02, 2019, the Africa Forum (the Forum) (http://www.AfricaForum.org/), a grouping of former African Heads of State and Government and other African leaders issued a communiqué in which it announced its intention to convene a Symposium on Cameroon. The objective of the Symposium, as stated in that communiqué, is…

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

United Arab Emirates (UAE) Strongly Condemns Attack on Military Site in Niger

In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act

The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the attack targeting a military site in Niger, which resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of this criminal act and utter rejection of all…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

New South Sudan peace declaration brokered by Sant’Egidio comes into force

The declaration seeks to end any further armed confrontation across the country, creating an environment conducive for dialogue

Amid persistent worldwide spiritual and moral appeals for peace, reconciliation, and support, the government of South Sudan and holdout opposition groups recommitted to cessation of hostilities in a peace declaration brokered by the Sant’ Egidio, a Rome-based lay Catholic movement. The agreement is yet another key step in the attempt…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

Christmas ‘cancelled’ in Burkina Faso, in aftermath of extremist attacks

President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has declared 48 hours of national mourning, and all Christmas celebrations have been cancelled

Simultaneous attacks by extremist insurgents on a military base and Arbinda town in Soum province in the north of Burkina Faso resulted in the deaths of 35 civilians – almost all of them women – as well as seven soldiers. President Roch Marc Christian Kabore has declared 48 hours of…

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

Displaced families in Rimenze vow to report human rights abuses against them by Phillip Mbugo

The human rights division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan travelled to the area to train 300 residents living at the camp how to protect and respect human rights

The remote community of Rimenze has been through a lot. Family and friends were brutally killed during the civil war that erupted in South Sudan six years ago. People were forced to flee their homes in 2016 because of the ongoing violence, seeking sanctuary at a displacement camp next to…

International Criminal Court (ICC)
Source: International Criminal Court (ICC) |

Yekatom and Ngaïssona case: International Criminal Court (ICC) Pre-Trial Chamber II confirms part of the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity and commits suspects to trial

The Chamber found that there are substantial grounds to believe that M. Yekatom has committed these crimes jointly with others or through other persons

Today, 11 December 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (“ICC” or “Court”) (https://www.ICC-CPI.int/) issued a unanimous decision partially confirming the charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought by the Prosecutor against Alfred Yekatom and Patrice-Edouard Ngaïssona and committed them to trial before a Trial Chamber.…

Source: World Council of Churches (WCC) |

World Council of Churches (WCC) delegation meets with South African President Ramaphosa

The visit by the WCC is aimed at learning about two critical matters in South Africa: gender-based violence and femicide; and incidents of violence toward foreign nationals

On 9 December, a delegation led by World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit met with the South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and cabinet ministers in Johannesburg, South Africa. The  high-level delegation of the WCC with 16 representatives from all over the world, will be in…

Source: Horasis: The Global Visions Community |

Former President Koroma hosts The Chairman of Horasis

Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting

Sierra Leone's distinguished statesman, former President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, has hosted Dr. Frank-Jurgen Richter, Chairman of Horasis.  Frank-Jurgen Richter, formerly director of the World Economic Forum, is visiting in preparation for the 2020 Horasis Global Meeting. It could be recalled that during the April 2019 Horasis meeting in Cascais,…

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‘Continuing Deterioration’ Leaves Mali Facing Critical Security Level: UN Expert

Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country

“I am gravely concerned at the continuing deterioration of the overall security situation, which has now reached a critical threshold”, said Alioune Tine, the UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in Mali. “It is time to recognize the inadequacy of the current security responses so Mali can move to more…