PRESS INVITE: United Nations Assistant-Secretary General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer – 8 September

WHO?United Nations Assistant-Secretary General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby LanzerWHAT?Press pointWHERE?United Nations Regional Information Center for Western Europe (UNRIC)Residence Palace, Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 155, Block C2, 8th floor, Brussels 1040WHEN?Thursday 08 September 2016 at 09.30 amHOW?Please register by sending an email to benelux@unric.org before COB on Wednesday 07 September 2016DETAILS:Now is a better time than ever to save lives and increase development in the Sahel region,…

RFA Gold Rover docks at the Port of Lobito

Royal Fleet Auxiliary Ship Gold Rover is a Small Fleet Tanker which provides support to Royal Navy vessels in the South Atlantic. On its current deployment the ship's company includes a contingent of Royal Marines. Gold Rover berthed at the Port of Lobito between 30 August and 2 September. The programme for the visit included boarding training for Angolan marines; a tour of the ship and its systems for Angolan…

SOUTH SUDAN AGREES TO ACCEPT MORE UN PEACEKEEPERS – GOVT-UN STATEMENT

JUBA, Sept 5 (NNJUBA, -- South Sudan has agreed to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers in a bid to avoid an arms embargo threatened by the United Nations Security Council, but said the details of the deployment were still being discussed.The announcement came after a Sunday meeting in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, between President Salva Kiir and the U.N. Security Council, led by U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power.The 15-member council last…

Vladimir Putin is taking part in the G20 Summit sessions

The second session attheG20 Summit, Global Economic and Financial Governance, will focus on ways to strengthen the global financial architecture, modern is tax systems and bank regulation mechanisms, and fight corruption.The third session will address issues of sustainable international trade and investment. The participants will discuss measures to promote the growth of international trade, simplify regulations, reduce the customs burden, facilitate international trade and economic integration and strengthen cooperation investment…

UN Calls on South Sudan to Allow New Peacekeeper Deployment

The U.N. Security Council on Saturday joined with religious leaders and diplomats in South Sudan in calling on the Juba government to allow the deployment of more peacekeepers in the war-ravaged country.The U.N. call came after visiting ambassadors from the 15-member council met with senior officials in the government of President Salva Kiir to press for the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force authorized by the council last month.The…

Press Release on the Situation in Gabon

On the night of August 31 and into the early hours of September 1, following the announcement of incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba's victory in the presidential election, supporters of the opposition candidate clashed with law enforcement in Libreville, the Gabonese capital, and Port-Gentil, Gabon's second largest city. There are reports of looting, vandalism, arson of government offices, deaths and injuries.There are no Russians among the victims, according to the…