Insights: Africa

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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix is scheduled to brief the Security Council on the UN/AU Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) and the special report of the Chairperson of the AU Commission and the UN Secretary-General on...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
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    Burundi Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (14 June), Assistant-Secretary-General for Peacebuilding Support Oscar Fernandez-Taranco will brief the Council on the situation in Burundi. AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaїl Chergui (via video-teleconference) and Ambassador Jürg Lauber (Switzerland), the chair of the Burundi configuration of...

    posted on THU 13 JUN 2019
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    AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) Reauthorisation

    Tomorrow (31 May), the Council is set to reauthorise the AU Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for another year, until 31 May 2020. Although AMISOM’s mandate remains wholly unchanged, the main issue of contention among Council members during the negotiations concerned...

    posted on THU 30 MAY 2019
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    Libya: Briefing and Consultations on UNSMIL and Libya Sanctions

    Tomorrow (21 May), the Security Council will hold a briefing and consultations on the situation in Libya. Ghassan Salamé, the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), and Deputy Permanent Representative of Germany, Ambassador Jürgen...

    posted on MON 20 MAY 2019
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    Briefing on the Group of Five for the Sahel Joint Force

    Tomorrow (16 May), the Council will hold a briefing on the Joint Force of the Group of Five for the Sahel, which the group—Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger (G5 Sahel)—decided to establish in February 2017 to combat terrorist...

    posted on WED 15 MAY 2019
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    UN Interim Security Force for Abyei Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (14 May), the Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) until 15 November 2019. An initial draft was circulated to Council members by the US, the...

    posted on MON 13 MAY 2019
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    Arria-formula Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Cameroon

    On Monday (13 May), Security Council members will hold an Arria-formula meeting on “the humanitarian crisis in Cameroon”, organised by the Dominican Republic, Germany, the UK and the US. Panellists will be Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, Secretary-General of...

    posted on FRI 10 MAY 2019
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    UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) Mandate Renewal*

    On Tuesday (30 April), the Security Council is scheduled to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) for an additional six months until 31 October. The US, as penholder,...

    posted on MON 29 APR 2019
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    AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur: Briefing and Consultations

    Tomorrow (17 April), the Security Council will be briefed on the Secretary-General’s latest 90-day report (S/2019/305) on the AU/UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) by Joint Special Representative and head of UNAMID Jeremiah Mamabolo (via video-teleconference from Khartoum). Assistant Secretary-General...

    posted on TUE 16 APR 2019
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    Central African Republic: Adoption of a Presidential Statement

    Tomorrow (9 April), the Security Council is expected to adopt a presidential statement establishing benchmarks for suspending or progressively lifting arms embargo measures on the government of the Central African Republic (CAR). This is in accordance with resolution 2454 of...

    posted on MON 8 APR 2019
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    Libya: Consultations on the Tripoli Offensive

    This afternoon (5 April), Council members will meet in consultations, at the request of the UK, to discuss the situation in Libya. Ghassan Salamé, the Special Representative and head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), will brief via video teleconference. The meeting was prompted by the announcement of a military offensive towards Tripoli by General Khalifa Haftar, head of a militia known as the “Libyan National Army” (LNA).

    posted on FRI 5 APR 2019
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    UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) Mandate Renewal

    Today (29 March), the Security Council is set to adopt a resolution renewing the mandate of MONUSCO, until 20 December 2019. The draft resolution was circulated by France, the penholder, on 18 March. Three meetings were held to negotiate the text along with bilateral discussions.

    posted on FRI 29 MAR 2019
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    UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) Mandate Renewal

    Tomorrow (27 March), the Security Council is expected to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) for an additional year. It appears that there was consensus among Council members that UNSOM should maintain its core mandate....

    posted on TUE 26 MAR 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Ouagadougou

    Council members arrived in Ouagadoudou yesterday morning (24 March) for the final day of their visiting mission, with the objective of assessing the situation in Burkina Faso and discussing the work of the G5 Sahel, whose rotating presidency Burkina Faso...

    posted on MON 25 MAR 2019
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    Dispatches from the Field: Meetings in Bamako

    For the last one and a half days, Council members have held several meetings in Bamako focusing on the situation in Mali, the role of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), and the operationalisation of the...

    posted on SUN 24 MAR 2019