Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Another peace deal unravels in South Sudan

Rebel soldiers in Nyal NYAL, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) – South Sudan’s latest peace deal is unravelling as fighting picks up and a new declaration by President Salva Kiir threatens the most delicately struck parts of the agreement. Kiir, an ethnic Dinka, and rebel leader Riek Machar, a Nuer, signed…

Syria army in 'vast offensive' backed by Russian strikes

NNA – Regime troops backed by Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Russian air strikes advanced Thursday in western Syria in a “vast offensive” against rebels, as NATO voiced alarm at Moscow’s escalating military activity in the country. Russia has dramatically stepped up its nine-day-old air war against foes of President Bashar al-Assad,…

And the Nobel Peace Prize Winner Is…

By the time you are reading this, there’s a good chance that the announcement will have been made. But as of now, it’s all still a guess! Front runners include Angela Merkel, Pope Francis, Congolese Ob-Gyn Denis Mukwege, and the Iran-Deal Nuclear Negotiation duo of John Kerry and Mohammad Zarif.…

Highlights – Public hearing on the situation of women in armed conflicts – Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality

We will use this channel, besides other communication channels, to further promote the Committee’s mandate and achievements through information and transparency to our audience. Despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in our social, cultural, political, and economic life where women are not equally treated. Our general…

Joint motion for a resolution on the mass displacement of children in Nigeria as a result of Boko Haram attacks – RC-B8-2015-1003

The European Parliament, –  having regard to its previous resolutions on Nigeria, in particular to those of 16 July 2014(1) and 30 April 2015(2), –  having regard to previous statements by the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, including those…