Insights: Africa

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    Somalia Sanctions Renewal

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution on the Somalia sanctions regime, renewing for one year the partial lifting of the arms embargo on Somali security forces, the authorisation for maritime interdiction to enforce the...

    posted on THU 14 NOV 2019
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2020. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
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    MINUSCA Mandate Renewal

    On Friday (15 November), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), and the authorisation for French forces in the Central African Republic...

    posted on WED 13 NOV 2019
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    Consultations on the Independent Strategic Review of MONUSCO

    On Wednesday (13 November), Council members are expected to hold consultations to discuss the independent strategic review of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). The meeting was requested by France, the penholder on...

    posted on TUE 12 NOV 2019
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    Guinea-Bissau: Security Council Presidential Statement

    Today (4 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement supporting the response of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the unfolding political developments in Guinea-Bissau. On 28 October, President José Mário Vaz dismissed...

    posted on MON 4 NOV 2019
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    Horn of Africa: Briefing on UN-AU Joint Solidarity Mission with a focus on Women, Peace and Security

    On Monday (4 November), the Security Council is expected to hear briefings from Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN Fatima Kyari Mohammed on a 21-26 October joint UN-AU solidarity mission to the Horn...

    posted on FRI 1 NOV 2019
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    UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (31 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until 31 October 2020. The initial draft was circulated by the UK and Germany, the penholders on...

    posted on WED 30 OCT 2019
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    MINURSO Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO). The current mandate expires 31 October. It seems there could be one or...

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (30 October), the Secretary-General’s Special Envoy, Michel Kafando, will brief the Security Council on the situation in Burundi and the Secretary-General’s 23 October report on Burundi (S/2019/837), in keeping with quarterly briefings on the issue requested by resolution 2303....

    posted on TUE 29 OCT 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: UN Security Council Visiting Mission to the AU

    Addis Ababa –Yesterday (22 October) Security Council members held their 13th joint annual consultative meeting with the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC). The day before (21 October), Council members held informal consultations with the PSC, which have been organised...

    posted on WED 23 OCT 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan

    Addis Ababa – Yesterday (20 October), Security Council members visited South Sudan, ahead of the 12 November deadline for completing the pre-transition period of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS). Council members arrived...

    posted on MON 21 OCT 2019
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    Security Council Visiting Mission to South Sudan and the AU

    Nairobi – Security Council members arrived in Nairobi today (19 October) ahead of a visiting mission to South Sudan tomorrow (20 October) and the AU (21 – 22 October). During the one-day visit to South Sudan, Council members will push...

    posted on SAT 19 OCT 2019
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    Guinea-Bissau Consultations

    Tomorrow afternoon (10 October), Security Council members will hold consultations on Guinea-Bissau. Special Representative and head of the UN Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS) Rosine Sori-Coulibaly is expected to brief via video-teleconference. Equatorial Guinea requested the consultations for Council...

    posted on WED 9 OCT 2019
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    South Sudan Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow morning (8 October), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement on the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) of 12 September 2018. The US, as the penholder on...

    posted on MON 7 OCT 2019
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    Mali: Briefing and Consultations

    On 8 October, the Security Council expects to receive a briefing via video-teleconference from Mahamat Saleh Annadif, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). It also expects a briefing by Ambassador...

    posted on MON 7 OCT 2019