Monthly Archives: December 2017

West Africa: UNODC promotes regional cooperation in human trafficking and migrant smuggling cases

UNODC, Kenya hold inter-regional conference to counter the world drug problem. Photo: UNODC21 December 2017 – In West Africa, as in many other regions, successful prosecution of human trafficking and migrant smuggling cases can be difficult and complicated. Differences in legal systems, institutions and languages as well …

Philippine ferry capsizes with 251 aboard

NNA – A Philippine ferry carrying 251 people capsized on Thursday off an island south of Manila, the capital, a coast guard spokesman said, amid a storm bringing heavy downpours.

Three people were killed in …

South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects

NNA – South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the …

BAN ON HARVESTING OF ROSEWOOD STILL IN FORCE― OWUSU-BIO

The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has not granted permit to any company to harvest rosewood in any part of the country, a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Mr Benito Owusu-Bio, yesterday, …

South Sudan: First UN safe haven for displaced civilians closes

20 December 2017 &#150 The first ‘Protection of Civilians’ site – a place of refuge and safety set up next to a United Nations base in South Sudan – has been successfully closed after internally …