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Lakshmi Puri speech on Women Peace and Security | UN Women

Speech on “Justice, Security, and Women’s Leadership – UN Women’s Priorities in Combatting Violence against Women in Conflict” by Acting Head of UN Women and UN Assistant Secretary-General Lakshmi Puri, as part of a lecture series for the Liechtenstein Center for Self-Determination, Princeton University, organized by the Permanent Mission of Liechtenstein and PeaceWomen. 7 June 2013, New York. For more ...

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BURKINA FASO: Stability vital to region | IRIN Africa

OUAGADOUGOU, 19 septembre 2012 (IRIN) – More than a year after civil unrest broke out in Burkina Faso, observers and analysts say despite some progress, and sustained support for President Blaise Compaoré, tension between his government and the population remains. Stability in Burkina Faso is vital for regional stability, said a Western diplomat, given the recent conflict in Côte d’Ivoire ...

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The NSA Is Watching You | Amy Goodman via DemocracyNow!

Three targeted Americans: A career government intelligence official, a filmmaker and a hacker. None of these U.S. citizens was charged with a crime, but they have been tracked, surveilled, detained—sometimes at gunpoint—and interrogated, with no access to a lawyer. Each remains resolute in standing up to the increasing government crackdown on dissent. The intelligence official: William Binney worked for almost ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Rebranding the army | IRIN Africa

ABIDJAN, 5 October 2011 (IRIN) – The Ivoirian government is rebranding the national army to change the force’s negative image as it undergoes major reforms, which include demobilizing 10,000 soldiers by the end of the year, training up troops, and restructuring existing posts. The name of the current army – Forces Républicaines de Côte d’Ivoire (FRCI), set up in March ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE-LIBERIA: Shoring up border security | IRIN Africa

ZWEDRU, 6 September 2011 (IRIN) – With fear still rife among the Ivoirian refugees remaining in eastern Liberia, NGO the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), which is managing refugee camps in Grand Gedeh County, is working to ensure refugee camps are apolitical and weapon-free. “This cannot become a political environment… it is the only way to make sure people are safe,” ...

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