Daily Archives: May 8, 2014

Greenfields investments to stimulate infrastructure capacity in fast-growing West Africa says Standard Bank

The World Economic Forum (WEF) notes that he insufficient amount and quality of infrastructure is one of the major impediments to developing growth in West Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, May 8, 2014 – West Africa’s future …

Ban appoints veteran diplomat as deputy head of UN Guinea-Bissau office

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed Marco Carmignani of Brazil as his Deputy Special Representative with the United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).

With more than two decades of service with the UN, Mr. …

DR Congo mass rape verdict fails to deliver justice to victims, says UN envoy

The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict today voiced her disappointment that only two people were convicted of rape during the recent trial of 39 soldiers and officers charged with committing crimes in …

Gross rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan conflict, UN report finds

Gross human rights abuses have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan at the end of last year, including rapes, mass killings and torture, and, according to a …

ASG Cheng-Hopkins concludes visit to Somalia, announcing $7 million for peacebuilding support

MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 8, 2014 – The Assistant Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support, Judy Cheng-Hopkins, today concluded a five-day visit to Somalia, announcing an additional US$7 million in support of peacebuilding activities in newly recovered areas …