Archive for August, 2015
With over 1.5 million displaced, 800,000 of whom are children, and continuously escalating violence in northeastern Nigeria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described the humanitarian situation as “particularly worrying” during a visit to the country. Speaking at a press conference on Aug. 24 following a meeting with newly-elected Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, Ban expressed concern […]
The chief of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), Mongi Hamdi called to stand in the way of the parties seeking to “impede the implementation of the peace agreement in Mali, stressing the need “to continue efforts and consultations within the framework of the Peace Agreement Implementation Monitoring Committee.”
Militia vows to withdraw from town of Anefif, urges all parties involved in country’s conflict to respect June 20 peace deal. A pro-government militia has vowed to withdraw from a strategic town in Mali’s volatile northeast, urging all parties involved in the country’s conflict to respect the terms of a June 20 peace deal. Fahad […]
Tuareg rebels in northern Mali said on Sunday they were pulling out of an international committee set up to monitor a peace accord between them and pro-government forces in the restive region, after deadly clashes between the rival groups sent tensions soaring. Sidi Brahim Ould Sidati, a representative of the rebel Co-ordination of Azawad Movements […]
Libya’s foreign minister Tuesday renewed a call for the lifting of an arms embargo and for international airstrikes to help tackle ISIS, which threatens to create a “rear base” in the country. “The situation is extremely serious,” Mohammad al-Dayri, foreign minister for Libya’s internationally recognized government based in Misrata, said on a visit to Paris. […]
Tunisian Minister of Foreign Affairs Taieb Baccouche met, Wednesday in Tunis, his Libyan counterpart Mohamed Dairi. The meeting focused on the Inter-Libyan dialogue session scheduled for August 27 and 28 in the city of Skhirat, Morocco under the umbrella of the United Nations mission in Libya.
On her first trip to Egypt, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said West Asia and North Africa are growing in significance for India’s national interests and the country will pay greater attention to the region by seeking closer cooperation and stronger partnership.
Gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen Wednesday in the Sinai Peninsula, the interior ministry said, in an attack claimed by Islamic State group jihadists. Egypt’s security forces have come under regular attack since the military ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi two years ago.