Daily Archives: January 24, 2015

INTERVIEW: all parties want calm across Israeli-Lebanese border, says former UN envoy

22 January 2015 – While there are still outstanding issues and underlying tensions, all parties want to maintain calm across the so-called ‘Blue Line’ that separates Israel and Lebanon, according to a former United Nations …

EU-Africa relations

The Cotonou Agreement 

One of the main frameworks for EU relations with Africa is the Cotonou Agreement, adopted in 2000 to replace the 1975 Lomé Convention for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It is …

Central Africa: UN agency delivers food to thousands of refugees on Nigeria-Chad border

23 January 2015 – With a “tense and highly volatile” situation in North-Eastern Nigeria at the Chadian Lac border, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing food …

UN human rights office urges probe into excessive use of force in DR Congo protests

23 January 2015 – The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed alarm at the apparent excessive use of force by security officers against demonstrators in Democratic Republic …

Flood victims in Malawi in urgenst need of foor, other relief aid, UN warns

23 January 2015 – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has begun distributing high-energy biscuits in Malawi following the devastating flooding that displaced more than 100,000 people and …