Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

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The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge a durable peace, and a truly inclusive political process where women’s voices are truly heard.

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Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

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The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge a durable peace, and a truly inclusive political process where women’s voices are truly heard.

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Bob Collymore, CEO Of Telecoms Giant Safricom, Passes On

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Kenya’s biggest telecoms company Safaricom Plc said on Monday its Chief Executive Officer Robert William Collymore had died after a nearly two-year long battle with cancer. “It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing away of Robert (Bob) William Collymore, CEO of Safaricom Plc, which occurred

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Liberation Starts With Women: Lessons From Rwanda

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When one thinks of role model countries, one doesn’t typically look to the African continent. It isn’t only that protracted conflicts in places like Sudan, Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo have claimed millions of lives. Rampant corruption and mismanagement, poverty, hunger,

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Now is the time to seize ‘unprecedented opportunity’ of the Sustainable Development Forum, says ECOSOC President

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Nations across the world now have an “unprecedented opportunity to talk to each other and learn from each other”, Inga Rhonda King, President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ESOSOC), said on Tuesday, kicking off the annual High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York.

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Friday’s Daily Brief: Sudan power-sharing deal welcomed, hope for Venezuela talks, Rohingya camps flooded, Libya airstrikes update

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Friday’s main news stories include: Guterres welcomes Sudan power-sharing deal; six children are among 53 confirmed dead after Libya detention centre airstrikes; Monsoon rains wreak havoc in Rohingya camps; and Bachelet calls for “time and space” in Venezuela.

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Restrictions, unmet promises, unbridled violence in Sudan, a ‘recipe for disaster’, says Bachelet

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After nationwide protests across Sudan on Sunday, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday called on Sudanese authorities to lift restrictions on the internet and launch independent investigations into all acts of violence against demonstrators, and allegations of excessive force, including attacks on hospitals.

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‘Wanton destruction’ in Sudan’s Darfur region, ‘blatant violation’ of international law

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The looting and destruction of UN food relief agency premises and property in Sudan, has prompted the UN-African Union mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and UN Country Team, to condemn the assault as a “blatant violation of international humanitarian law”.

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Integrating Central African States [Business Africa]

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The CEMAC zone is still unable to control the economic crisis it has been experiencing for many years. Slower and slower growth is expected to stabilize at 2.8% this year, according to the World Bank’s outlook. With the exception of a few countries such as Rwanda, Kenya and Uganda that belong to the West African Economic

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Internet back in Ethiopia after over 100 hours blackout - NetBlocks

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Internet connectivity is back in Ethiopia, online rights group, NetBlocks said on Thursday morning. The BBC, however, adds that Wi-Fi connection was back whiles mobile access remained blocked. The restoration comes on the back of over 100 hours of outage linked to what the government says was a failed

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