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Archive September 2016

Stories of Hope from a Cameroon Refugee Camp

To the world they are known as “refugees”. Nameless, faceless, all the same. But each of them have a different story to tell, of their lives, who they lost, and how they got here. Fleeing from the devastating conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), today they are rebuilding their lives, one day at a time, in a camp in Cameroon. UN Women supports economic and social rehabilitation to some 6,250 vulnerable women and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence there. These are some of their stories.

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DR Congo in crisis: Can Kabila trust his own army?

Sep21

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is in the midst of a protracted political crisis as President Joseph Kabila manoeuvres to stay in power past the end of his second term, which expires this December. Kabila’s undemocratic machinations – most notably le glissement (‘slippage’) or delaying of elections due to “logistical” issues – have drawn the ire of much of the population with frequent protests and strikes rocking the country since early 2015.

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Interview with Marc Kaboré (President of Burkina Faso): “The EU must walk the talk on migration”

New York (UN Headquarters) – On the sidelines of the UN summit on migration, Burkina Faso’s President, Roch Marc Kaboré, gave his views on the external investment plan for Africa and neighbourhood countries presented last week by the European Commission, which aims to boost the private sector and employment, thus contributing to the SDG’ achievement and tackling the root causes of migration to Europe. “The EU has put forward an attractive plan but we need to see action rather than words. Africa must be listened to,” President Kaboré told Afronline.org

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UN Refugee Summit: “No Cause for Comfort”

New York – With record numbers of forcibly displaced persons around the world, many were left disappointed by the outcome of a high level UN summit designed to address the issue by bringing together world leaders on the sidelines of the UN’s annual General Assembly.

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World leaders at UN summit adopt ‘bold’ plan to protect refugees and migrants

New York – With more people forced to flee their homes than at any time since World War II, world leaders came together at the United Nations today to adopt the New York Declaration, which expresses their political will to protect the rights of refugees and migrants, to save lives and share responsibility for large movements on a global scale.

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Italian PM Renzi tired of ‘wasting time’ at EU summits

On the eve of the Summit on migrations which is taking in place in New York at UN headquarters, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday after an EU summit in Bratislava, which he said amounted to no more than “a nice cruise on the Danube.” In particular, he criticized the lack of commitments on the economy, Africa and immigration in the summit’s conclusions.

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