UN: Ban urges ‘decisive action’ against armed group in DRC

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New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday appealed for decisive action against the armed Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR), after the group failed to surrender on deadline. In a phone call with President … Read More

US: Ban calls for greater police accountability in US

New York, US (PANA) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged US authorities to do anything possible to respond to demands of greater accountability by its law enforcement officials, following recent killings of African-Americans in the US. The call came … Read More

Ebola: Ban Ki-moon urges international community to escalate Ebola response amid worsening outbreak

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] New York, US (UN) – The international community must “step up” its response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa before it gets much worse, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed yesterday, adding that a range of … Read More

Idris Elba “Today was a bad day for Ebola”

By Isseu Diouf Campbell British actor of Sierra Leonean descent Idris Elba attended the high-level meeting called by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa on September 25, 2014 … Read More

UN officials pick up a gardening trowel on Nelson Mandela Day

By Isseu Diouf Campbell   Following an informal meeting at the United-Nations, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined by M. John Ashe, President of the 68th session of the General Assembly, Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly of South … Read More

Africa Day 2014 celebrated in New York

By Isseu Diouf Campbell The Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations celebrated on May 23, 2014, in New York, Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the founding in 1963 of the Organization of African Unity, … Read More