Daily Archives: August 8, 2017

News in Brief 08 August 2017 – Geneva (AM)

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The UN’s Lise Grande said that the worst case scenario for displacement from Mosul was 700,000 people; in fact, 900,000 fled the city. Photo: UN Photo/Daniel Johnson

Recovery in Iraq’s

Arrival of South Sudan force allows peacekeepers to patrol “insecure roads”

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UNMISS chief David Shearer greets members of the Rwandan battalion of the Regional Protection Force (RPF) in South Sudan. UN Photo/Isaac Billy.

The arrival of a UN regional force in …

In Somalia, there is a dangerous nexus between climate change and violent conflict

Somalia is ground zero for an emerging trend in global affairs– the nexus between climate change and conflict.

Journalist Laura Heaton spent years reporting on how climate change and conflict feed off each other in …

South Sudan: Phased deployment of regional protection force begins

8 August 2017 &#150 The phased deployment in South Sudan of the United Nations-authorized regional protection force has begun, freeing existing peacekeepers to extend their presence to conflict-affected areas beyond the capital, Juba.

&#8220Having additional …

Un millier de jeunes leaders africains se sont réunis à Washington pour collaborer sur le leadership et le renforcement des compétences

WASHINGTON, 8 août 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Un millier de jeunes leaders africains se sont réunis à Washington, D.C. la semaine dernière pour le Sommet 2017 du Mandela Washington Fellowship. Représentant 48 pays en Afrique …