Daily Archives : 3rd April 2015

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Mali: UN enquiry into violent demonstration

An inquiry launched in February to determine the facts surrounding a violent demonstration in Gao, Mali, in front of the regional headquarters of the United Nations mission in the country has submitted its report, according to a statement made on…

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Liberia: UN to downsize peacekeeping force

The United Nations Security Council today adopted a resolution authorizing the third phase of a drawdown of the UN peacekeeping mission in Liberia to 3,590 military personnel and 1,515 police personnel, and deciding that the Mission’s mandate would no longer…

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AFRITAC: Strengthen Capacity of Member States

The 17th Steering Committee of the IMF’s Regional Technical Assistance Center for Central Africa (AFRITAC) convened on March 26, 2015 in N’djamena, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kordjé Bedoumra, Minister of Finance and Budget of Chad with the aim to…

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Kenya Shootings Threat to Education

An unknown number of masked gunmen stormed a hostel at Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya on 2nd April, reportedly taking a group of students’ hostage, killing at least 15 people, including one pupil, and injuring at least 65 others. ‘Today’s…

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Malawi Cancels Ivory Burn

Malawi has cancelled today’s scheduled ivory burn, citing the need to include an outstanding 2.6 tonnes of ivory which is court evidence, it was reported on 2nd April. A new date for the destruction of the ivory has yet to…

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Nigeria Election: Change is Here

The spontaneous outpouring of emotions and celebrations that characterized the pronouncement of Muhammedu Buhari as the President-elect of Nigeria in major cities and towns across the country was clear evidence that the people wanted change, it was reported on 2nd…

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