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Exclusive. Op-Ed: We can help the people of CAR unleash their immense untapped potential

Brussels – On 17 November, the International conference for the Central African Republic will take place in Brussels, organised jointly by the European Union and the Central African Government. Afronline.org, in partnership with African media partners, publishes a joint op-ed by Faustin-Archange Touadéra (President of the Central African Republic), Federica Mogherini (High Representative of the European Union for Foreign and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission), Jan Eliasson (Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations) and Makhtar Diop (Vice-President of the World Bank).

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UN Unable to Fully Investigate Chemical Weapons Allegations in Sudan

United Nations (New York) – The UN has only limited access to Jebel Marra, the location in Sudan where Amnesty International alleges Sudanese government forces have used chemical weapons, UN Peacekeeping Chief Herve Ladsous said here Tuesday.

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Interview with Amina Mohamed: Matteo Renzi, a reliable European ally for Kenya and Africa

New York – In this interview given to Afronline.org, the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kenya, Amina Mohamed, expresses her views on the migration challenges affecting Africa and the responsibilities of Europe, giving the thumbs up to the EU external investment plan for Africa and Neighbourhood Countries launched in September by the European Commission. She is sure she can count on a key ally, the Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi. continue reading »

Burundi: UNIIB accuses Bujumbura of serious violations

Bujumbura (Burundi) – The conclusions of the United Nations Independent Investigation on Burundi (UNIIB) published on Tuesday 20 September, stimulated much attention. The report accuses Bujumbura of grave human rights violations. The UNIIB report considers that these violations can be qualified as crimes against humanity and warns against a probable genocide.

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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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