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How Did Rebels In South Sudan Get Hold Of UN Weapons?

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudan rebels loyal to traitor Riek Machar acquired weapons they used to commit atrocities in Unity State from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan soldiers, a new report says. The Small Arms Survey, a lobby group disclosed in a new investigation released last week that the UN officials operating in South Sudan's Bentiu town offered dozens of weapons and ammunitions to rebel General James Koang after the outbreak of war in 2013.

UN Orders Probe Into Its Response To The Rape Of African...

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN has come under fire for failing to act after it prepared an initial 2014 report into child sexual abuse committed by soldiers from France between December 2013 and June 2014. UN officials documented cases in May and June 2014 of children as young as nine who were forced to perform oral sex in exchange for food from French troops at a camp for displaced people in the Central African Republic

Slavery Returns To Africa Thanks To Islam

AFRICANGLOBE - It is time to sweep away illusions. The first of these is that religion is not a political reality in Africa. A ferocious religious apartheid has risen up in Africa, and with it a new Islamic imperialism. Slavery is now back in Africa. The slave trade has re-emerged across a swathe of west Africa, in which captured women and girls are sold for profit.

The World Bank’s Diminishing Role in Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - Two recent African events illustrate how much the landscape for development finance has changed — and what role the World Bank will play in the future. In May, the bank’s president, Jim Yong Kim, pledged $1 billion to...

Violent Clashes Sweep Nation

AFRICANGLOBE - With massive protests in Egypt reportedly sparking violent clashes across the country, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the security forces to protect the protesters and called on the Egyptian people to demonstrate "exclusively by peaceful means."

UN Refuses to Compensate Cholera Victims in Haiti

AFRICANGLOBE - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the United Nations will not compensate families affected by the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti that has claimed thousands of lives, despite evidence that the organization was responsible for the outbreak. U.N. spokesman Martin Nesirky said that the UN cannot be held accountable due to an international agreement that grants the organization immunity in such cases.

Trade Among African Countries Essential to Sustainable Growth

AFRICANGLOBE - Marking Africa Industrialization Day, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today flagged the role that trade among African countries play in achieving sustainable, inclusive and equitable growth...

Congo: Rebels Advance On Eastern Capital of Goma

United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today continued to assist the national army to halt the advance of the...

Mali Becoming Terrorism Safe Haven Says UN Chief

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon warned on Wednesday that Mali was becoming a safe haven for Arab “terrorist and criminal” groups as West African...

Worsening Humanitarian Situation in Mali Sparks Concern

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his concern over the worsening security and humanitarian situation in northern Mali, and by reports that mausoleums in the...

Are The Two Sudans Heading for War?

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayadrit brushed aside calls to withdraw his army from the oil-rich region of Heglig after being asked to do...

UN Boss Demanding That African Leaders Respect Gay Rights

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told African leaders they must respect gay rights, speaking at the opening of a summit meeting Sunday. "One form of discrimination ignored or even sanctioned by many states for too long has been discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity," Ban said.

UN Alarmed By ‘Worrying Deterioration’ Between North and South Sudan

UN leader Ban Ki-moon raised an international alert over what he called a "worrying deterioration" in rivalry between Sudan and South Sudan barely six months after their separation. "The secretary general is deeply concerned by continuing tensions along the border between Sudan and South Sudan as well as the current oil crisis," UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said on Friday.