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01 Dec 2015 description

Ntoum, Gabon | AFP | mardi 01/12/2015 - 05:15 GMT

par Celia LEBUR

"Le satellite est en train de passer dans notre zone de couverture !" Sur la commune de Ntoum, à une trentaine de kilomètres de Libreville, dans la forêt équatoriale, la parabole géante se met tranquillement en mouvement, la gueule d'acier ouverte vers le ciel.

Sur un rayon de 2.800 km couvrant 23 pays, du Sahara à l'Afrique australe, les images captées par cette antenne de réception satellite vont permettre d'établir des relevés extrêmement précis du sol africain.

01 Dec 2015 description

Saint-Louis, Sénégal | AFP | 1/12/2015 - 05:15 GMT

par Malick Rokhy BA

Des clôtures emportées par les vagues laissent apparaître des maisons aux murs fissurés à Saint-Louis, ville du Sénégal entre l'océan et le fleuve, dont l'action combinée dévore maisons et villages et chasse les habitants.

"Les vagues nous ont surpris la nuit. C'était le 20 octobre. L'eau a frappé fort et fait tomber des murs", affirme Awa Sarr Fall, 68 ans, assise devant sa maison face à l'océan.

01 Dec 2015 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mardi 01/12/2015 - 05:15 GMT


"N'oubliez pas de donner votre numéro de téléphone et votre adresse!" Au centre hospitalier de Kabinda, à Kinshasa, une éducatrice en blouse verte insiste auprès d'une soixantaine de patients sur la nécessité d'être joignables afin de pouvoir suivre au mieux leur thérapie antisida.

01 Dec 2015 description
report War Child UK

Although education is a basic right for all, for thousands of children growing up in Iraq attending school is not a reality.

Iraq remains an extremely dangerous place to live. Over a million people are internally displaced and in Baghdad, terrorist incidents occur almost daily.

There are more civilian casualties because of conflict in Baghdad than anywhere else in Iraq.

This summer also saw flooding that devastated parts of central Iraq, destroying an entire camp.

01 Dec 2015 description

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (#COP21), which should result in a global agreement to fight global warming, begins in Paris on Nov. 30, and runs until Dec. 11. Handicap International staff are there to outline the organization's wide-ranging initiatives to prepare communities for natural disasters, and to limit the impact of these calamities.

01 Dec 2015 description

Index number: ASA 21/2973/2015

An expert UN Committee has raised concerns about the on-going failure by the government of Timor-Leste to adopt laws to ensure comprehensive reparation for survivors of rape and other forms of sexual violence that occurred during the Indonesian occupation (1975-1999) and the 1999 independence referendum.

01 Dec 2015 description

Index number: ASA 21/2976/2015

Amnesty International welcomes the creation of a selection team by the Aceh House of People’s Representative (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Aceh, DPRA) to appoint commissioners for the Aceh Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). We believe this development is a small but important step towards addressing impunity for past human rights abuses committed during the Aceh conflict.

01 Dec 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | lundi 30/11/2015 - 20:51 GMT

par Patrick FORT / Romaric Ollo HIEN

Ancien baron du régime de l'ex-président Blaise Compaoré, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré a été élu président du Burkina Faso dès le premier tour et devenant ainsi le premier chef d'Etat démocratiquement élu depuis 1978.

01 Dec 2015 description

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | 12/1/2015 - 02:21 GMT

by Patrick FORT / Romaric Ollo HIEN

Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize power.

Kabore, who governed under former strongman Blaise Compaore before turning his back on the old regime, won the vote in the first round with 53.49 percent of ballots, the electoral commission said late Monday.

01 Dec 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 November 2015 – The United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the peaceful conduct of the presidential and legislative elections in Burkina Faso over the weekend and congratulated the people of Burkina Faso for their enthusiastic participation, “which shows their strong commitment to the democratic process.”

Mr. Ban, in particular, saluted the “strong participation of women in the electoral process,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson in New York.

01 Dec 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 November 2015 – On the opening day of the United Nations climate change conference (COP21), dozens of announcements were made in Paris by Governments and leaders of the public and private sectors, all aiming to generate climate solutions and build a sustainable future.

01 Dec 2015 description

During a visit to the Luhansk region on 29 November 2015, the Chief Monitor of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine (SMM) Ertugrul Apakan, said Forward Patrol Bases established by the Mission greatly enhance monitoring along the Contact Line in eastern Ukraine.

He visited the SMM’s Forward Patrol Base in Novoaidar and met monitors working in Sievierodonetsk while assessing the general security situation in Luhansk region. He also visited a Permanent Weapons Storage Site in the region.

01 Dec 2015 description

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University organized an autumn school in Kharkiv from 23 to 25 November 2015, bringing together law professors from different universities across Ukraine to learn about the current trends in criminal law and teaching methodologies.

01 Dec 2015 description

Nuku’alofa, TONGA – A four-day workshop to develop a National Extension Strategy for Tonga concluded on 6 November, 2015.

The workshop was facilitated by the European Union (EU) supported Pacific Agriculture Policy Project (PAPP), which is implemented by the Land Resources Division of the Pacific Community (SPC).

01 Dec 2015 description

Under the title “SARC’s Health Projects Future Planning” a three day training workshop was held on Oct 18th 2015.

01 Dec 2015 description
report World Bank

PARIS, Nov. 30, 2015 – Four European countries - Germany, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland - today announced a new $500 million initiative that will find new ways to create incentives aimed at large scale cuts in greenhouse gas emissions in developing countries to combat climate change. The World Bank Group worked with the countries to develop the initiative.

01 Dec 2015 description
report UN News Service

30 November 2015 – The United Nations brought in 250 additional peacekeepers from Côte d’Ivoire over and above those already stationed in the Central African Republic (CAR) to help the authorities provide security for Pope Francis’s two-day visit to Bangui, the war-ravaged country’s capital.

As well as bringing in the special unit, which will remain for another eight weeks, the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in CAR (INUSCA) also helped build the pope-mobile that Francis used during his visit, which ended today.

01 Dec 2015 description
report UN Security Council



The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Matthew Rycroft (United Kingdom):

01 Dec 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Seventieth Session,
65th Meeting (AM)

Gains made in the areas of human rights and development contrasted sharply with the volatile and deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, the General Assembly heard today from three dozen speakers as the 193-member body took up the situation in that country.

30 Nov 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Monday 11/30/2015 - 23:22 GMT

Armed men attacked a lorry carrying migrants in northern Mali, killing four people and wounding six, UN and medical sources told AFP on Monday.

Four men on motorbikes opened fire on the lorry as it travelled towards Kidal, in the country's far northeast, a medical source said, citing witness accounts.

They shot out the tyres before turning the guns on the passengers, who included people from Mali, Guinea, Niger and Nigeria.