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There will be no bigger challenge over 2011 than Sudan's referenda

more Inhabitants 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...

Conflicts and governments' requests make UN upgrade its missions in Africa

more 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 of its...

African countries must do more in Somalia as the situation keeps worsening

more The 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?

more Recently, 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

more In 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 East

more Following 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

more The 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?

more Since 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...

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ACP-EU's Cotonou Agreement successfully underwent Second Revision

more The 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

more "The 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, and...

Sectarian violence threatens Nigeria's constitutional stability

more Once 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 scheduled...

Organized crime requires the same attention as terrorism

more Transnational 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

more The 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 Sahara

more A 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...

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