will be no bigger challenge
over 2011 than Sudan's referenda
of the south will vote on January 9, 2010 on whether to secede
from Sudan or remain united with the rest of the country, as
stipulated under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), which...
and governments' requests make UN upgrade its missions in Africa
remains the place of a number of unresolved conflicts which continue
to kill hundreds if not thousands each week. As the situation
is always changing, the United Nations must adapt the mandates
African countries must do more in Somalia as the situation
U.S. Department of Defense Africa Command (AFRICOM) told both
the western and eastern coasts continue to be troubled by piracy,
specifically in Nigeria and Somalia as it announced on...
A peace agreement for Darfur on April 2, 2010?
Sudanese officials announced that Darfur powerful group, Justice
and Equality Movement and five factions from Addis Ababa Roadmap
group agreed in Doha to join their efforts and...
Humanitarian workers fear the withdrawal of MONUC forces
the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), UN mission and government
forces are involved in a joint operation against the Rwandan
Hutu rebel group FDLR that is very active in the east, particularly...
EU to step up its contribution to North Africa and the Middle
the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the European diplomacy
is taking shape. Considering that one of its primary goal is
the construction of a Europe that can speak with one voice...
Diplomats wonder who acted unconstitutionally in Niger
military staged another coup in the uranium-rich Niger and ousted
71-year-old President Mamadou Tandja said to be placed in captivity
at a military barracks on the outskirts of Niamey - the...
Towards a real breakthrough in Chad-Sudan peace process?
later 2007, United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has been
in place to try to quell the violence in Darfur, where an estimated
300,000 people have been killed and another 2.7 million...
ACP-EU's Cotonou Agreement successfully underwent
Cotonou Agreement is a treaty between the European Union and
the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States ('ACP countries').
It was signed in June 2000 in Cotonou, the largest city in...
Libya's return to international scene continues
ongoing normalization of diplomatic relations with the U.S. and
the European Union since 2007 continues to contribute to foreign
investor’s interest, particularly in the hydrocarbon, banking,
Sectarian violence threatens Nigeria's constitutional stability
again, Christian-Muslim clashes seriously destabilize Nigeria
where inter-religious violence has once again taken a deadly
toll in view of next presidential and national assembly elections
Organized crime requires the same attention as terrorism
issues, including drug trafficking and organized crime, are increasingly
on the Security Council’s agenda. This reflects the seriousness
of the threat as drug trafficking and organized crime...
Gbagbo complicates already tense Côte d'Ivoire's politics
presidential poll in the world’s biggest cocoa producer
and politically divided Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) has
been repeatedly postponed since 2005. Last scheduled for November
2009, it is now...
Disagreement between parties still prevents solution in Western
fifth session of official negotiations on Western Sahara is planned
on 10-11 February 2010. The meeting will take place in suburban
New York's Westchester County (U.S.). UN Secretary-General...