Political Accord’s Slow Implementation Has Not Brought Peace

[UN News] Marking the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended all Libyans who engaged in the “milestone” process, but cautioned that while much progress has bee…

[UN News] Marking the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Libyan Political Agreement, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended all Libyans who engaged in the "milestone" process, but cautioned that while much progress has been made, "the road to peace is long" and the Libyan people have not yet achieved the stability and security they deserve.

source: AllAfrica News: Libya

Silencing Opposition Is ‘Not the Solution,’ UN Rights Chief Says As Internet Blackout Looms

[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief today said he is “deeply alarmed” at a planned Government shutdown of social media in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Sunday evening, ahead of the end of President Joseph Kabila’s mandate,…

[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief today said he is "deeply alarmed" at a planned Government shutdown of social media in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from Sunday evening, ahead of the end of President Joseph Kabila's mandate, coupled with a continuing ban on demonstrations by civil society and the opposition.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Brymo Weighs in On Ghana/Nigeria Jollof Wars

[Ghana Star] Talented Nigerian Afro-soul singer Brymo (born Olawale Ashimi), weighed in on the never-ending “Jollof Wars” between Ghana and Nigeria when he performed at M.anifestivities 2016 last Friday.

[Ghana Star] Talented Nigerian Afro-soul singer Brymo (born Olawale Ashimi), weighed in on the never-ending "Jollof Wars" between Ghana and Nigeria when he performed at M.anifestivities 2016 last Friday.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

UN Rights Chief Urges Gambian Leader to Respect Results of Presidential Election

[UN News] The increased military presence deployed across Gambia since President Yayha Jammeh rejected the election result risks heightening the current climate of intimidation and harassment in the country, the United Nations High Commissioner for Hum…

[UN News] The increased military presence deployed across Gambia since President Yayha Jammeh rejected the election result risks heightening the current climate of intimidation and harassment in the country, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights warned today.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Appeal to Support Thousands Displaced in Lake Chad Basin

[UN News] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched today a multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in N…

[UN News] The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, launched today a multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to provide support to nearly 500,000 people who have been affected by the Boko Haram insurgency, including those in Niger, Chad, and Cameroon, as well as Nigerian refugees.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Makerere Lecturers Call Off Strike

[Independent (Kampala)] Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) members have Monday voted to call off their strike, paving the way for a possible re-opening of the university.

[Independent (Kampala)] Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) members have Monday voted to call off their strike, paving the way for a possible re-opening of the university.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda