Insights: Africa

  1. Insights

    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID): Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (11 December), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a presidential statement on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). The initial draft was circulated by the UK, the penholder on Darfur, to the full Council on 5 November....

    posted on MON 10 DEC 2018
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    Renewal of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA)

    Tomorrow (7 December), the 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 CAR to use all means...

    posted on THU 6 DEC 2018
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    Briefing on Developments in Burundi

    On Wednesday (21 November), Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi Michel Kafando will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of the Peacebuilding Commission, will brief on his...

    posted on TUE 20 NOV 2018
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    “Strengthening Peacekeeping Operations in Africa” Open Debate

    On Tuesday (20 November), the Security Council will hold an open debate on strengthening peacekeeping operations in Africa at the initiative of China, this month’s Council president. Briefings are expected from Secretary-General António Guterres and Smaïl Chergui, the AU Commissioner...

    posted on FRI 16 NOV 2018
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    South Sudan Briefing

    Tomorrow (16 November), the Security Council is scheduled to receive a briefing on the situation in South Sudan from Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui (via VTC) and Executive Director of UN...

    posted on THU 15 NOV 2018
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    Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force Briefing

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council will hold a briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5-Sahel) joint force or FC-G5S, which Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger established last year to combat terrorist and criminal groups...

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (15 November), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 May 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the penholder on UNISFA,...

    posted on WED 14 NOV 2018
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    New Updates Somalia and Eritrea: Security Council to Lift Sanctions on Eritrea

    On Wednesday (14 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing sanctions measures on Somalia while lifting sanctions on Eritrea, namely the arms embargoes, travel bans, asset freezes and targeted sanctions imposed on Eritrea in resolutions 1907...

    posted on TUE 13 NOV 2018
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    Libya Sanctions: Adoption of a Resolution

    On Monday (5 November), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution extending the mandate of the Panel of Experts assisting the 1970 Libya Sanctions Committee and renewing measures related to the illicit export of crude oil from Libya...

    posted on SAT 3 NOV 2018
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    Western Sahara: Resolution to Renew Mandate of MINURSO

    This afternoon (31 October), the Council is expected to adopt a resolution that extends for six months the mandate of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), and expresses full support for the intention of the Secretary-General...

    posted on WED 31 OCT 2018
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    Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC): Resolution to be Adopted on Ebola

    Tomorrow morning (30 October), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution on the outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The resolution was initiated by Ethiopia, which worked in close cooperation with Sweden. Several...

    posted on MON 29 OCT 2018
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    Central African Republic Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (23 October), Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Special Representative and head of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA); Ambassador Léon Houadja Kacou Adom (Côte d’Ivoire), the chair of the 2127 Central African Republic (CAR) Sanctions...

    posted on MON 22 OCT 2018
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    On Monday (22 October), Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Secretary-General’s 90-day report (S/2018/912). The briefing will be followed by consultations. The Secretary-General’s...

    posted on FRI 19 OCT 2018
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei: Council Renews Mission’s Support to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism

    Today (11 October), the Security Council renewed until 15 April 2019 the support of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) to the Joint Border Verification and Monitoring Mechanism (JBVMM), established in 2011 to conduct monitoring and verification activities...

    posted on THU 11 OCT 2018
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    Dispatches from the Field: The Council Concludes its Visiting Mission to the DRC

    Yesterday (7 October) the Security Council completed its visiting mission to Kinshasa. The final day consisted of a series of meetings with MONUSCO, as well as one meeting with female political candidates for the upcoming presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections....

    posted on MON 8 OCT 2018