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In this issue

On the Agenda

Special Focus: United Nations General Assembly

Relations between the UN and the AU have ‘improved considerably’ in the last few years.

A PSC summit meeting was held on the margins of the UN General Assembly to discuss the crisis in South Sudan.

African leaders advocated for greater investment by the UN in the fi ght against terrorism.

Situation Analysis

Stakes are high as a series of elections looms across Africa.

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  • Afghanistan became the final polio-endemic country to introduce the inactivated polio vaccine on 30 September as part of the biggest globally synchronized vaccine introduction in history.

  • This week, the Independent Monitoring Board is meeting in London to assess progress towards polio eradication and to make recommendations for the coming months. The report is expected to be published in the next few weeks.

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OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – By 55, Alouda had hoped he would be safe and happy, living in his own home. Instead, he is in exile having fled violence and human rights abuses in Mali four years ago.

"The conflict forced us to get away from our native region, Timbuktu, and seek asylum abroad," he said. "My wife, my five children and I have taken refuge in Burkina Faso since then."

Today, in the capital of Ouagadougou, Alouda lives in a courtyard together with six other refugees and a Nigerian family.

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Welcome to the October issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).

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Bamako, Mali | AFP | vendredi 09/10/2015 - 16:54 GMT

Sept personnes ont été tuées vendredi dans deux attaques imputées à des jihadistes au Mali et au Burkina, de part et d'autre de leur frontière commune, a-t-on appris auprès de sources sécuritaires et des autorités.

Au Mali, ce sont trois civils qui ont péri dans le centre du pays, tandis que trois gendarmes et un civil sont morts dans l'ouest du Burkina, près de la frontière malienne. Il n'était pas possible dans l'immédiat de savoir si les deux assauts étaient liés.

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Bamako, Mali | AFP | Friday 10/9/2015 - 20:01 GMT

Seven people, including one fighter, were killed Friday in two separate border region attacks blamed on jihadists in Mali and neighbouring Burkina Faso, security and government sources said.

Three civilians died in Mali at Dounapen, a village in the Mopti region close to the Burkinabe border, where local officials said the assailants had descended by motorbike on the area brandishing black flags.

Earlier, three police officers and one attacker died in Samorogouan district not far from the border with Mali.

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Heavy rainfall may trigger flooding in Central America and West Africa


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report CARE

Out of school and into marriage: 39,000 girls forced to marry every day

Girls in 26 countries are more likely to be forced into marriage than to enroll in secondary school, research from CARE has found.

The report, Vows of Poverty, has been released to mark the International Day of the Girl on 11 October and provides a snapshot of the forces that drive girls into marriage and out of school.

The report found:

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Jeddah, KSA, 05.10.2015 – The Board of Executive Directors of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) at its 307th meeting that ended on Monday, 5 October 2015, approved US $895 million to contribute towards new development projects in IDB member countries, namely; Togo, Benin, Chad, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Pakistan, Suriname, and Cameroon.

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  • Continuation of suppressed rainfall along coastal Gulf of Guinea regions and enhanced rain across the Sahel and far western Gulf of Guinea.
  • Dryness persists throughout parts of Ethiopia.

1) Poorly distributed rainfall has resulted in drought, which has severely impacted ground conditions and already led to livestock death across parts of north-central and eastern Ethiopia.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

This month marks the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals present us with a historic opportunity to change the world for the better by ending poverty, achieving gender equality and reaching Zero Hunger.

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The African Union’s (AU) early warning system will be working overtime in the next few weeks as Africa heads into a series of high-risk elections. Elections in Burkina Faso have been postponed following a coup d’état in mid-September, and violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) might see the polls in that country, planned for 18 October, also being postponed. Elections are meanwhile going ahead in Guinea on 11 October and in Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania on 25 October. Presidential elections are also being held in Benin and Niger in February 2016.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | 10/7/2015 - 00:03 GMT

The general behind Burkina Faso's failed coup was charged, together with a former top aide to ousted president Blaise Compaore, with "murder" and "attacking state security" on Tuesday, judicial sources said.

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These maps show displacements of populations in the Sahel due to ongoing regional crises, including Boko Haram-related violence in northeast Nigeria, the conflict in the neighbouring Central African Republic, and the unrest in northern Mali.

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | mardi 06/10/2015 - 21:21 GMT

par Romaric Ollo HIEN

Le général Gilbert Diendéré, leader du putsch avorté du 17 septembre au Burkina Faso, et l'ancien ministre des Affaires étrangères Djibrill Bassolé ont été inculpés mardi soir d'"attentat à la sûreté de l'Etat".

Un peu plus tôt dans la journée, une cérémonie symbolique de "désarmement" du Régiment de sécurité présidentielle (RSP) avait marqué la fin de l'unité putschiste, ancienne garde prétorienne de l'ex-président Blaise Compaoré.

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Civil society has a key role to play in fighting corruption – from monitoring public services, denouncing bribery and raising awareness, to contributing to the implementation of international anti-corruption instruments such as the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC). The African Development Bank’s Integrity and Anti-Corruption Department (IACD) acknowledges the important role of civil society in the fight against corruption.

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report UN News Service

5 octobre 2015 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a réitéré lundi son appel à toutes les parties prenantes nationales au Burkina Faso à « agir de manière responsable en gardant à l'esprit l'intérêt supérieur du pays et à faire preuve de retenue » dans le règlement de la crise actuelle.

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report UN News Service

5 October 2015 – In a meeting today with Michel Kafando, the Transitional President of Burkina Faso, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his sympathy for the lives lost and the many injured during the coup d’état that took place on 16 September 2015.

According to a readout issued by Mr. Ban’s spokesperson, the Secretary-General and President Kafando exchanged views on the current situation in Burkina Faso.

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report UN Population Fund

UNITED NATIONS, New York/ DEBERE TALATA, Burkina Faso – When Roukiatou Youssoupha Diallo, in rural Burkina Faso, was engaged to be married, she was not even 13 years old. The traditional practice, one embraced by her family and much of their community, was not intended to harm her or derail her future, but it almost certainly would.

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report UN General Assembly


Soixante-dixième session
25e & 26e séances plénières, matin & après-midi

La Syrie et les changements climatiques de nouveau au cœur du débat