2018/07/18 – Nearly 300 Malian civilians have been killed in fighting between rival militias this year, the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday, as surging inter-communal violence across the country threatens a presidential election due later this month.
Malians head to the polls on July 29 for a vote meant to draw a line under six years of political unrest, jihadist attacks and ethnic clashes. But the situation has degenerated in recent months and spilled over into neighboring countries. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Almost 300 Malians killed this year in militia clashes: U.N. »
2018/07/17 – Philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin discusses solidarity, migration and the ethics of a more just world order
In recent weeks, Germany witnessed a heated debate on migration which almost brought down the grand coalition government. While much of the attention focused on a dispute between Interior Minister Horst Seehofer and Chancellor Angela Merkel (who belong to different parties that form a political union), the Social Democrats (SPD) presented their own five-point plan to tackle the migration challenge. Continuer à lire … « ‘Africa does not need even more emigration to Europe’ (Julian Nida-Rümelin / München) »
2018/07/17 – Member of the Presidential Council Mohamed Amari Zayed discussed in a meeting Sunday with the Turkish Ambassador to Libya Ahmet Dogan the files of the wounded Libyan citizens in Turkey and ways to overcome the obstacles facing them, in addition to the return of Turkish Airlines and Turkish companies to Libya. Continuer à lire … « Libya, Turkey review cooperation »
2018/07/17 – Head of the UN Mission to Libya Ghassan Salame has said that “without the right conditions, it would be unwise to conduct elections” in the country.
“Without clear and strong messaging to those who would attempt to stall or disrupt these elections, the conditions will not be met,” Salame told the UN Security Council. Continuer à lire … « Libya – Salame Affirms Difficulty to Hold Elections in Libya »
2018/07/16 – Rosatom—Russia’s state nuclear energy corporation—has recently signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with a number of African nations to build nuclear power plants within their borders. I spoke to David Himbara, a professor of international development and African energy activist, about the likelihood of Rosatom actually building these nuclear plants. Continuer à lire … « Nuclear Power in Africa? #Uranium #Russia »
2018/07/16 – “Niger plays a key role to drastically reduce irregular migrants’ flows to Libya and the EU. My visit to Niamey aims at strengthening our partnership with this country, discussing how the EU can promote investments and make more funds available. I will also meet representatives from the Sahel and Sahara region to discuss how we can expand the Niger migration-management model to other African transit countries,” said European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, ahead of his visit to Niger from 17 to 18 July. Continuer à lire … « Niger – Tajani visit to Niger: we must support and expand Niger’s well-functioning model to reduce irregular migration flows »
2018/07/15 – From torched villages to mass graves, new atrocities come to light each week in central Mali’s escalating conflicts.
The heart of the country is becoming its deadliest region, gripped by a mutually-reinforcing mix of jihadist violence and ethnic disputes that are also sharpened by suspected climate change. Continuer à lire … « Mali – In central Mali, jihadism and communal conflict make for deadly mix »