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Combat between Assad's army and IS fighters in Idlib, Syrie, on 28 March 2015.
17/04/2015 - Syria

Syrian volunteers demand action to stop barrel bombs

While the United Nations Security Council has vowed to take action against those behind deadly chemical weapons in Syria, members of the Syrian Civil Defense volunteers tell RFI that the grim ...
UN Special Representative Zainab Bangura briefs journalists on the Secretary-General's latest report, which will be discussed by the Security Council on 15 April.
15/04/2015 - Nigeria - South Sudan

Nigeria, South Sudan fail miserably in protecting women: UN Special Representative

Women bear the brunt of most conflict, says UN Special Representative for the Secretary-General on Women in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura, on the release of her report on sexual violence in conflict ...
12/04/2015 - Kenya

Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp closure must be voluntary, UNHCR

The closure of Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp must be carried out on a voluntary basis and conducted in a systematic manner, a spokesperson for the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in Kenya told RFI on ...
Shiite fighters launch a rocket during clashes with Islamic State militants on the outskirts of al-Alam March 8, 2015.
02/04/2015 - Syria - Iraq

Foreign fighters joining armed Islamists surges to all-time high, report

The number of foreign fighters joining armed groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaeda has reached a new high of 25,000 people, hailing from 100 different countries, according to a new UN ...
Chadian soldiers fighting Boko Haram in February
12/03/2015 - France - Nigeria - Niger

France to move troops from CAR to back anti-Boko Haram fight

France is to boost its military presence in the Sahel region of Africa to support the fight against Boko Haram, whose insurgency has spread from Nigeria to Chad and Niger.
A Shia-Muslim fighter in the town of Hamrin in Iraq's Salahuddin province
06/03/2015 - Unesco - Iraq

Unesco condemns Nimrud destruction

The Islamic State (IS) armed group’s destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud is a war crime, the head of the UN’s cultural arm, Unesco, said at its Paris headquarters on ...
16/02/2015

African press review 16 February 2015

Was the loss of cellphone signal as MPs protested during Zuma’s State-of-the-Nation address just a glitch? Will diamond prices regain their glitter?
15/02/2015 - Nigeria - Boko Haram

West Africa must fight Nigeria's Boko Haram with international support, interview UN Special Representative

UN Special Representative for West Africa Mohammed Ibn Chambas has urged Lake Chad basin countries to “aggressively” tackle Nigerian militant group Boko Haram themselves.
10/02/2015

African press review 10 February 2015

Zuma’s not nervous. Economic Freedom Fighters MPs are ready to break ranks. Egypt winds down film censorship, except for porn and atheism.
09/02/2015

African press review 9 February 2015

Football tragedy in Egypt, postponement of national elections in Nigeria and President Zuma’s state of the nation address in South Africa are all topics in today's African papers.

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