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Central Mali: Top UN genocide prevention official sounds alarm over recent ethnically-targeted killings

28 March 2019-The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, expressed on Thursday his deepest concern and strongly condemned recent attacks against villages in Mali, including mass-killings last weekend in the Mopti region, which left 160 dead, including some 50 children, according to the UN human rights office (OHCHR). The assault on the villages of Ogossagou and Welingara, populated with people from the Peulh – or  Fulani – ethnic group took place on Saturday 23 March. In addition to the killings, at least 70 were injured, allegedly by members of the Dogon ethnic group. It was the fourth...

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‘Race against time’ to help women who bore brunt of Cyclone Idai: UN reproductive health agency

27 March 2019-As the full extent of destruction caused by Cyclone Idai across southern Africa continues to be assessed, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday it was in “a race against time” to protect women who bore the brunt of the storm as they tried to save their households and livelihoods. UNFPA Representative in Mozambique, Andrea Wojnar, said their main challenge was “to provide women and adolescent girls, especially those who are pregnant and lactating, with lifesaving sexual and reproductive health services”. Cyclone Idai affected more than 75,000 pregnant women, with 45,000 births expected over the next...

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UN chief welcomes establishment of inclusive government in Central African Republic

23 March 2019-United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the establishment in the Central African Republic (CAR) of a government in line with an early February peace deal struck with more than a dozen armed groups active in the country. In a statement issued Saturday evening by a UN spokesperson, Mr. Guterres commended the leadership of the African Union, particularly in the successful conclusion of the consultations that were held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 18 to 20 March, with United Nations support on CAR. This latest move towards a more inclusive Government in long-troubled CAR comes following the signing on 6 February in the capital,...

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Cyclone Idai: emergency getting ‘bigger by the hour’, warns UN food agency

19 March 2019-The full scale of the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Idai in south-west Africa is becoming clearer, the UN said on Tuesday, warning that the emergency “is getting bigger by the hour”. Five days after the storm made landfall in Mozambique, causing widespread damage and flooding, at least 1,000 people are feared dead there alone. Victims are reportedly trapped on roofs and clinging to trees awaiting rescue, UN agencies said, while across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, while roads, bridges and crops have been washed away. “We are talking...

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UN will do ‘utmost to prevent and mitigate any risk of violence’ in DR Congo, pledges Mission chief

18 March 2019 Despite the relatively peaceful passage of December’s presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Special Representative to the country told the Security Council she “remained concerned” over developments in the east, where dozens of armed groups continue to operate. In briefing the Security Council on Monday, Leila Zerrougi said that in North Kivu the ongoing deadly Ebola outbreak in the Grand Nord region, was the second-largest in history; and militias continued to attack civilians and Government forces – known by the French acronym FARDC – as well as humanitarian workers and personnel from the...

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THE INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE

Ag.IGP MOHAMMED ABUBAKAR ADAMU NPM, mni

DEPUTY INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLCE (OPERATIONS)

DIG ABDULMAJID ALI

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DCP SADIQ I. ABUBAKAR

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