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Eritrea sanctions lifted amid growing rapprochement with Ethiopia: Security Council

14 November 2018-A range of international sanctions imposed against Eritrea nearly a decade ago, were unanimously lifted by the Security Council on Wednesday, four months after the signing of an historic peace agreement with Ethiopia in July. It was hailed by UN Chief António Guterres at the time as an example of “a wind blowing in the direction of peace”, and relations have consistently improved since then. As part of the agreement, Ethiopia pushed for the Security Council to lift the sanctions, which concerned arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions focusing on certain groups and individuals. The Eritrean...

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CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Congo Prospers from Environmental Protection

13 November 2018-Families in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being supported by their government and the United Nations to protect the environment and build what the UN Development Programme calls “climate-resilient lives.” People in the coastal region of the vast African country are being encouraged to combat the effects of climate change by changing the way they live and work. A young man who used to cut down mangrove trees to turn into charcoal is now making a living by manufacturing and selling energy efficient stoves. The eradication of protective mangrove forests can lead to flooding and increased...

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Government must ‘secure’ polls in key DR Congo vote due next month: UN envoy

13 November 2018-With key national elections due next month in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), armed groups in the east of the country still threaten to derail the vote, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Tuesday. Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the DRC, said that the provinces of Tanganyika and South Kivu, and parts of North Kivu, are most at risk. Armed group violence in these “key provinces” could affect the deployment of electoral material and prevent certain parts of the population from voting on 23...

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MEDIA SUBSCRIBE AUDIO HUB Building climate resilience and peace, go hand in hand for Africa’s Sahel – UN forum

13 November 2018-To build a sustainable peace in Africa’s Sahel region, “urgent attention” is needed to mitigate the effects of climate change, and ensure that communities have access to sufficient opportunities, a joint meeting between the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UN Peacebuilding Commission highlighted on Tuesday. The Sahel region is characterized by a series of challenges, including rampant insecurity which remains prevalent and causes rising levels of human suffering and humanitarian needs. Some 4.9 million people have been displaced in 2018, a three-fold increase in less than three years, while 24 million people require humanitarian assistance...

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UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

12 November 2018-Outer space and disaster response experts, on Monday, gathered at a United Nations forum in Bonn, Germany, to discuss how “big data” including social media, crowdsourcing and satellite imaging, can reduce the risk of natural disasters in Africa and support response efforts when they strike. Big data are extremely large datasets, which, upon analysis can reveal complex patterns in real-world situations such as the movement of people or humanitarian needs in the aftermath of a disaster. Synergies between such big data and space-based information, such as satellite imagery, can have profound benefits for both disaster risk reduction...

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

IGP IDRIS K. IBRAHIM NPM, mni

DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLCE (OPERATIONS)

DIG HABILA JOSHAK psc(+)

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF POLICE (PEACEKEEPING)

DCP SADIQ I. ABUBAKAR

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