Insights: Africa

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    Insights on Libya

    Council members met this morning in informal consultations on the possible format for further discussion on the situation in Libya following the violent government crackdown on anti-government demonstrators yesterday. They agreed to have a closed meeting at 3 pm this...

    posted on MON 21 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council appears ready to adopt a resolution extending the temporary deployment of some UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) troops to Abidjan to support the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). On 19 January the Council adopted resolution 1967 which...

    posted on TUE 15 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Secretary-General’s special representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Choi Young-jin, is scheduled to brief the Council tomorrow morning. He is expected to update the Council on developments on the ground and on the outcome of the AU summit relating to Côte...

    posted on THU 3 FEB 2011
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    Insights on Somalia Piracy

    Council members are talking about Somalia piracy once more following the release yesterday of Jack Lang’s report to the Secretary-General identifying addtional steps that could be taken to achieve results in prosecuting piracy. In the report Lang makes it clear...

    posted on THU 20 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    The Council will vote on a resolution on additional troops for Côte d’Ivoire tomorrow. Council members met this morning expecting to vote on this resolution which was put into blue yesterday. Objections by Russia on some of the wording in...

    posted on TUE 18 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Sudan

    Tomorrow the Council will be briefed by Benjamin Mkapa and Haile Menkerios on the referendum in Sudan followed by statements from Council members on the situation. Originally consultations were scheduled following the briefing but with some members wanting to present...

    posted on MON 17 JAN 2011
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    Insights on Côte d’Ivoire

    France is currently working on a draft resolution on the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) in response to a letter from the Secretary-General requesting reinforcements in the light of the ongoing crisis in the country. The Secretary-General has also...

    posted on TUE 11 JAN 2011