Insights: Africa

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    Central African Republic: Sanctions Regime Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (28 July), the Security Council plans to hold in-person meetings in the ECOSOC chamber in order to, among other things, adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the Central Africa Republic (CAR) sanctions regime until 31 July 2021 and...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Presidential Statement on West Africa and the Sahel

    On Tuesday (28 July), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on West Africa and the Sahel. Co-penholders Belgium and Niger circulated the draft statement about two weeks ago following Council members’ 9 July videoconference with Special...

    posted on MON 27 JUL 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on Mali Socio-Political Crisis

    On Monday afternoon (27 July), Security Council members will hold a closed videoconference (VTC) on the ongoing political and civil unrest in Mali. Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) Mahamat Saleh Annadif is...

    posted on FRI 24 JUL 2020
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    Arria-Formula meeting on illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region

    Tomorrow (15 July) Council members will participate in an Arria-formula meeting entitled “the illegal exploitation of natural resources in the Great Lakes Region: how to translate the ongoing positive regional momentum into new options for conflict prevention, management and reform”....

    posted on TUE 14 JUL 2020
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    Meeting on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and Regional Relations

    Today (29 June) Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC) under the agenda item “Peace and security in Africa” to discuss an ongoing disagreement involving Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). The meeting...

    posted on MON 29 JUN 2020
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    Mali: MINUSMA Mandate Renewal

    On Monday (29 June), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) until 30 June 2021. As penholder on Mali, France circulated a first draft of...

    posted on FRI 26 JUN 2020
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo: Security Council Developments

    Tomorrow (25 June) Security Council members will have an active day on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). After the provisional 24-hour voting period, the Council will adopt a resolution in the afternoon renewing the measures under the 1533...

    posted on WED 24 JUN 2020
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    South Sudan Meeting: Open and Closed VTC

    On Tuesday (23 June) the Security Council will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Special Representative and head of UNMISS David Shearer and a South Sudanese civil society...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    This afternoon (22 June), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), which expires on 30 June, until 31 August. The resolution in blue will be the second technical rollover of...

    posted on MON 22 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on the Central African Republic

    On Monday (22 June), Security Council members will convene an open videoconferencing (VTC) meeting, followed by a closed VTC session, on the Secretary-General’s latest report on the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The briefers...

    posted on FRI 19 JUN 2020
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    Libya Sanctions: Vote on a Resolution

    Tomorrow afternoon (5 June), the Security Council president (France) is expected to announce the result of the voting on a resolution renewing for twelve months an authorisation first put into effect in resolution 2292 of 14 June 2016. The current...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Videoconference on the G5 Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (5 June), Security Council members will hold an open videoconference (VTC), followed by a closed VTC, on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force (FC-G5S). The expected briefers are Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, and Minister for...

    posted on THU 4 JUN 2020
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    Resolutions on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the establishment of a follow-on mission

    The Security Council expects to adopt two resolutions related to Sudan. Council members are currently voting according to the written procedures put in place due to COVID-19, and the results will be read out tomorrow (4 June). One resolution extends...

    posted on WED 3 JUN 2020
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    Security Council Vote on South Sudan Sanctions*

    Tomorrow (29 May) Security Council president Estonia is expected to announce the voting results on a resolution renewing sanctions on South Sudan until 31 May 2021—including targeted sanctions (assets freezes and travel bans) and an arms embargo—and the mandate of...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020
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    African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (29 May) the Security Council is expected to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) until 28 February 2021.  Under an agreement reached on 27 March (S/2020/253), due to the COVID-19 virus, the Council will vote through written voting...

    posted on THU 28 MAY 2020