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Nigeria’s declining role in UN peacekeeping missions due to terrorism–Dan Ali

Senator Iroegbu  The Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Brig-Gen. Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd), has attributed the declining contribution of United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping missions to ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in the North East part of the country. Dan-Ali stated this at the UN Headquarters New York during the "Peacekeeping Ministerial Meeting on Uniformed

Tens of thousands flee extremists attacks in Nigeria—UN

Michael Olukayode The United Nations expressed “grave concern” about an upsurge of violence in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, which has been ravaged by Islamist group Boko Haram’s insurgency. Clashes in late December between government forces and “non-state armed groups” forced more than 30,000 people to flee to Maiduguri, the capital of

Over 300,000 Congolese refugees forced to leave Angola

The mass eviction is creating an increasingly heavy burden on an already unstable, conflict-weary region. Dorsa Jabbari The United Nations is warning that the mass eviction of Congolese refugees, over 330,000 of them, from Angola may trigger a humanitarian crisis. Last month alone, hundreds of thousands of people who are originally from the

Ex UN Sec-Gen. Kofi Annan is dead

The former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan is reported dead. He is said to have died in Switzerland, Saturday morning after a short illness. "It is with immense sadness that the Annan family and the Kofi Annan Foundation announce that Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace