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28 May 2016 description

27 mai 2016 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, s'est dit vendredi profondément préoccupé par la situation en Guinée-Bissau à la suite de la décision du Président de la République de nommer un nouveau Premier ministre et des manifestations qui ont suivi pour s'opposer à cette nomination.

28 May 2016 description

The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the situation in Guinea-Bissau following the President of the Republic's decision to appoint a new Prime Minister and the subsequent protests in opposition to the appointment. He urges all political stakeholders and their supporters to act responsibly, refrain from violence and avoid an escalation of the situation by settling their concerns through dialogue.

27 May 2016 description

Tijuana, Mexico | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 17:08 GMT

by Said Betanzos

Hundreds of migrants from Haiti and Africa have streamed in recent days into the Mexican border city of Tijuana, hoping to apply for political asylum in the neighboring United States.

Since last Saturday, the San Ysidro border crossing separating Tijuana from San Diego, California has seen a continuous stream of men, women and children from the distant shores of Guinea, Angola and Haiti. They have spent days and nights waiting to see US immigration authorities.

27 May 2016 description

Bissau, Guinea-Bissau | AFP | Friday 5/27/2016 - 18:20 GMT

Guinea-Bissau's new prime minister Baciro Dja was sworn in on Friday with a fresh cabinet also anticipated, but current ministers in the split ruling party have declared they will not leave their posts.

The protracted power struggle within the ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) was laid bare on Thursday when the president named Dja as his choice for premier, nine months after firing party leader Domingos Simoes Pereira from the job.

26 May 2016 description

Bissau, Guinée-Bissau | AFP | jeudi 26/05/2016 - 23:11 GMT

par Allen Yero EMBALO

Deux semaines après la dissolution du gouvernement en Guinée-Bissau, le président José Mario Vaz a nommé Premier ministre jeudi Baciro Dja, décision aussitôt contestée dans la rue par des militants du parti au pouvoir dans ce pays en proie depuis neuf mois à une crise politique.

23 May 2016 description

Dakar, 20 mai 2016

  1. A l’invitation du Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire général des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS), les Chefs des missions des Nations Unies en Afrique de l'Ouest ont tenu, le 20 mai 2016 à Dakar, leur vingt-neuvième réunion consultative de haut niveau.

23 May 2016 description

Dakar, 20 May 2016

  1. At the invitation of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, the Heads of the United Nations Missions in West Africa and their representatives held their Twenty-ninth High-level Meeting on 20 May 2016 in Dakar.

20 May 2016 description
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  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

17 May 2016 description

New York , 16 May 2016

The Guinea-Bissau Configuration of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) is increasingly concerned about the continuing political crisis in Guinea-Bissau, which has led to institutional paralysis and the inadequate delivery of social and economic services to the population.

16 May 2016 description

The majority of migrants recorded by the two flow monitoring points are recorded going from Niger to Libya (estimated 51 225 individuals or 64%). Migrants on this route tend to be young men from english speaking West African countries who intend to go towards Europe.

An estimated 12 025 migrants (15%) came into Niger from Libya. This group is majoritarily Nigerien but includes Nigerians and Malians.

21% of migrants are recorded to be travelling between Niger and Algeria. These migrants more commonly work in the gold mines in the north of Niger.

13 May 2016 description
report African Union

Addis Abéba, le 12 mai 2016: La Présidente de la Commission de l'Union africaine (UA), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, suit de près les développements de la situation en Guinée-Bissau.

Elle exprime sa profonde préoccupation face aux conséquences de la décision prise, le 12 mai 2016, par le Président de la République, de dissoudre le Gouvernement.

12 May 2016 description
report United Nations

New York, 12 May 2016

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It is a great pleasure for me to join you for this high-level meeting organized in collaboration with the African Union Commission on the future of peacebuilding in Africa.

05 May 2016 description

SG/A/1656-AFR/3372-BIO/4836

Secrétaire général
Notice biographique

Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, M. Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé aujourd’hui la nomination de M. Modibo Touré, du Mali, comme nouveau Représentant spécial pour la Guinée-Bissau et Chef du Bureau intégré des Nations Unies en Guinée-Bissau (BINUGBIS).

M. Touré remplace M. Miguel Trovoada, de São Tomé-et-Principe, dont le mandat prend fin le 30 avril 2016. Le Secrétaire général exprime sa gratitude à M. Trovoada pour son leadership et ses efforts à la tête de la BINUGBIS.

05 May 2016 description

SG/A/1656*-AFR/3372*-BIO/4836*

Secretary-General
Biographical Note

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Modibo Touré of Mali as his new Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau and Head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Guinea-Bissau (UNIOGBIS).

Mr. Touré replaces Miguel Trovoada of São Tome and Principe, who completed his assignment on 30 April. The Secretary-General is grateful for Mr. Trovoada’s leadership and for the accomplishments of the Mission during his tenure at UNIOGBIS.

05 May 2016 description

Bissau, April 29, 2016 – The Guinea-Bissau/UN Partnership Framework 2016-2020 (UNPAF) was signed on April 28th by the Minister of External Relations, Cooperation and Communities, Ambassador Artur Silva and the Special Representative of the Secretary General, Mr Miguel Trovoada, on behalf of the UN system. The UNPAF represents the UN integrated system’s contribution to the National Development Plan, Terra Ranka, articulating National priorities for reform and sustainable economic and human development. The four pillars agreed with the Government are: