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Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia
Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible. Read Full Article ...
 
UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions
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Friday, 23 August 2019
UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions
The Security Council considered the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue in a meeting focused solely on the dispute, within t...
 
Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence
Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a series ...
 
Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert
Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the si...
 
Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human righ
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Friday, 23 August 2019
Appointment of alleged war criminal to head of Sri Lanka army ‘deeply troubling’, says UN human righ
The appointment of Sri Lankan Lieutenant-General Shavendra Silva as Commander of the country’s army is deeply troubling, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachele...
 
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