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United Nations Accused Of Supplying Weapons To Rebels In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A Geneva-based research group accused the UN mission in South Sudan of supplying weapons to rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar just weeks after civil war began in the world’s youngest nation. The assortment of arms were used to carry out one of the war's worst atrocities, according to the Small Arms Survey report late Thursday.

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.

South Sudan: Traitor Riek Machar ‘Under House Arrest’ In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting, is being held in South Africa to stop him stirring up trouble, diplomatic and political sources said on Tuesday. Removing Machar from circulation would be a blow to his rebel SPLA-IO faction in its three-year war with President Salva Kiir’s mainstream SPLA, and could sway a conflict the United Nations has been sponsoring.

Peace Returns As South Sudan’s President Pardons Former Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has granted an amnesty to at least 750 troops of rebel leader Riek Machar who crossed to the DR Congo when fighting broke out in Juba in July. Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk disclosed that Juba was ready to welcome the disarmed combatants currently residing in refugee camps in Goma should they accept the amnesty offer.

America Behind The UN’s Refusal To Accept Responsibility For Haiti’s Cholera...

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations likely refused to accept legal responsibility for a cholera outbreak that it caused in Haiti that has killed thousands in the past six years because it was a position pressed by the United States, an independent U.N. investigator said on Tuesday. Haiti was free of cholera until 2010, when U.N. peacekeepers dumped infected sewage into a river. Since then, more than 9,000 people have died of the disease, which causes uncontrollable diarrhea, and more than 800,000 people have fallen ill.

United Nations Trying To Bring Down The Government Of South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has accused the United Nations of working with his rivals to orchestrate a regime change. Mr Kiir was reacting to the latest UN report which stated that he and his chief of general staff, Paul Malong Awan, ordered renewed fighting in Juba on July 8. The UN has however denied siding with rebels, saying the global body transported rebel leader Riek Machar and 500 armed opposition fighters on humanitarian grounds.

Malian Masons Rebuild Timbuktu Tombs After Arab Destruction

AFRICANGLOBE - Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Arab terrorists that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said.

More U.N. Soldiers Accused Of Raping Children In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - United Nations peacekeepers have been accused of sexually abusing street children in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui and an investigation has been launched by the country that contributed the troops, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday.

UN Peacekeepers Are Serial Sex Offenders

AFRICANGLOBE - “Evidence from two peacekeeping mission countries demonstrates that transactional sex is quite common, but under-reported in peacekeeping missions,” concluded the OIOS draft dated May 15. The OIOS draft said 480 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse had been made between 2008 and 2013, of which one-third involved children.

Ebola End In Sight As Weekly Infections Drop To Single Figures

AFRICANGLOBE - The two African countries still battling Ebola have both recorded weekly infections in single figures for the first time since the peak of the epidemic, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

In Africa, Moving From Brain Drain To Brain Gain

AFRICANGLOBE - Though Africa may be thought of as a place where developed nations send aid, in reality, its educational system has long been underwriting the healthcare needs of developed countries.

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.

Africa Loses $60 Billion A Year Illegally

AFRICANGLOBE - Companies and government officials are illegally moving as much as $60 billion out of Africa each year, according to a report released Sunday, depriving the world’s poorest continent of capital and tax revenue that could spur faster economic growth.

United Nations Denies Conspiring To Takeover South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A spokesperson for the United Nations secretary-general has dismissed as “false” media reports claiming the world body plans to place South Sudan into a trusteeship or protectorate due to delays in ongoing peace talks.

Ferguson: United Nations Torture Committee Condemns U.S. Racism

AFRICANGLOBE - The United Nations on Friday denounced the U.S. for violating an international treaty against torture, including several instances of police shootings of unarmed Black youth. In a 16-page review of the U.S.’ track record on torture since 2006, the U.N. took aim at what it said were “numerous reports” of police brutality against minorities as well as distressing conditions in some U.S. prisons

Ebola, Human Rights And Poverty – Making The Connection

AFRICANGLOBE - The unimaginable suffering we are witnessing is in no way simply an inevitable result of the “natural” pathophysiology or epidemiology of the disease. It is not a coincidence that, in addition to the legacy of colonial exploitation, and pillaging by their own corrupt and unaccountable governments in recent history, Liberia and Sierra Leone are two countries that have been ravaged by brutal civil wars.