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Deteriorating situation in Darfur could undermine peace process, warns joint UN-African envoy | United Nations News Centre

The head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur has warned that the deteriorating security situation in the region could undermine the peace process and development programmes. In his remarks to a meeting in Qatar on Monday on the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), Mohamed Ibn Chambas told parties that progress on ...

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Functional national infrastructures for peace in Africa | SAFPI

A stakeholders’ meeting of Government officials, non-state actors, including regional, international and civil society organizations has ended in Accra, Ghana with a strong call for the establishment in Africa of functional national infrastructure for peace with institutional and financial autonomy through the creation of National Peace Funds as one of its components. “The primary responsibility for establishing, developing and sustaining ...

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Peace, Justice, and Reconciliation in Africa | International Peace Institute

Opportunities and Challenges in the Fight Against Impunity This report investigates the issue of impunity and its relationship with peace, justice, reconciliation, and healing on the African continent. It argues that the global impetus to reinvigorate the instruments that undergird the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has furnished new momentum in the fight against impunity and promotion of justice and ...

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Harvesting Peace: Food Security, Conflict, and Cooperation | New Security Beat

Since 2008 – a year in which rapid increases in the global prices for major grains helped to trigger outbreaks of civil unrest in more than 40 countries – scholars and policymakers have paid increased attention to the potential influence of global food prices on social and political instability. Since that time, spiking prices have periodically sparked public protests and ...

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Rwanda accuses Congo of rocket attacks over border | theguardian.com

Congolese soldiers outside Goma: Rwanda claims the DRC has launched 34 attacks on its territory in the past week. (photo: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters)

Rwanda has accused the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) of firing bombs and rockets into its territory, warning that “provocation can no longer be tolerated” and raising the prospect of all-out war. Such an outcome could result in the UN’s first offensive force – whose arrival has inadvertently triggered the crisis – being dragged into a regional conflict or ...

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Rebuilding Liberia: War-torn country marks 10th consecutive year of peace this Sunday | The Providence Journal

This Sunday, August, 18, marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the peace accords that ended Liberia’s 15 years of near-uninterrupted civil war. It also marks my final day in this country, after exactly two weeks on the ground. This week, across this West African nation, have been events marking the end of the fighting, which claimed more than ...

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Zimbabwe churches urge peace | News24

Zimbabwean church leaders urged on Sunday worshipers to pray for peace after disputed elections gave longtime President Robert Mugabe a landslide victory in the presidential and parliamentary vote. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe asked its followers on Sunday to wait for “dialogue to resolve outstanding issues with self-control and tolerance.” In pastoral messages given by priests, Roman Catholic churches, whose ...

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Peace Is Not Sustainable in Liberia When the People Are Hungry: Liberia: Lawmaker | allAfrica.com

Grand Bassa County Representative, Byron Brown, has asserted that peace cannot be sustained and maintained in the midst of abject poverty in the Liberian society. According to him, the fragile peace of Liberia cannot be upheld when vast majority of citizens continue to “go to bed hungry.” He said the peace and stability of Liberia is not properly guaranteed when ...

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Kenya: Uhuru to UN – Compliment Region’s Peace Bid for Congo | allAfrica.com

The United Nations’ interventions in eastern DR Congo should “strengthen rather than complicate and overlap” peace efforts initiated by the Great Lakes region, Kenya’s president said yesterday. Uhuru Kenyatta was speaking at the opening of the sixth extraordinary summit of Heads of State and Government from the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR), a bloc of 12 countries ...

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Changing sides doesn’t always make for transformation — just look at Egypt | Waging Nonviolence

Millions of people demonstrated throughout Egypt over the past month, once again demanding the fall of the regime. Former president Mohammed Morsi’s regime fought back, but the people stayed. Finally, the army stepped in and forced the ruler to step down. “The people and the army are one hand!” chanted the crowds. Masses of ordinary Egyptians, it would seem, compelled ...

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Rwanda ‘committed to DRC Peace Deal’ | allAfrica.com

Rwanda has reiterated its commitment to the UN-backed Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the DRC and the region, and urged all signatories to the agreement, signed in February, to help translate it into action. “We believe it offers a realistic path to lasting peace and security for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes ...

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