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25 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 22 2015: The negotiations for a comprehensive peace deal in Mali have been marred by continuing violence and the refusal of key parties to sign the final document. Daniel Ozoukou discusses the prospects of the agreement making a lasting impact.

Transitional justice is always difficult, and nowhere is this truer than in Mali. The country, which is trying to negotiate a lasting settlement to its complicated conflict, will have to deal with a wide variety of issues as it seeks to establish procedures to deal with past and present crimes.

25 May 2015 description
report Peace Direct

May 21 2015: Towns and villages around Lake Chad are absorbing refugees and migrants from around the region. Elie Djimbarnodji discusses the causes and consequences of this for community relations.

One of the major challenges in the Lac region of Chad concerns how best to ensure peaceful cohabitation between several neighbouring communities. There are four key groups of people:

•Nigerian refugees who have fled towns and villages in Nigeria because of the conflict there.

•Returnees – Chadian migrants who left for Nigeria but have now returned.

25 May 2015 description

The MINUSMA camp in Ber was targeted by a dozen shells shortly after 3 p.m. today.

This attack occurred at the same time as a delegation consisting of civilian personnel of the Mission, accompanied by representatives of the local authorities and civil society, was present for the release of 10 persons who had been held by the Coordination.

The attack caused no casualties and the release of the detainees could be carried out under the protection of the MINUSMA Force.

MINUSMA strongly condemns this terrorist attack.

24 May 2015 description

Kano, Nigeria | AFP | Sunday 5/24/2015 - 21:39 GMT

Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday.

Scores of Islamist militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles) by road north of the state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday night.

24 May 2015 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2015 — The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors today approved the Population and Health Support Project to support the Government of Niger to improve delivery of reproductive health and nutrition services to women and children in some of Niger’s poorest regions. The project aims to benefit 15 million individuals, of which 60 percent will be women, who will have access to reproductive health services in order to reduce maternal mortality, infant mortality and the high fertility in this targeted regions.

23 May 2015 description

La MINUSMA a reçu des rapports inquiétants faisant état de violations graves des droits de l’Homme et du Droit international humanitaire, dont l’exécution hier d’un certain nombre de civils parmi lesquels pourrait se trouver un travailleur d'une organisation non gouvernementale internationale , dans le village de Tin-Hamma, dans la région de Gao.

Ces exactions feraient suite aux affrontements qui ont opposé le 20 mai des membres de la Plateforme et de la Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA).

23 May 2015 description

Aujourd’hui peu après 15h, le camp de la MINUSMA à Ber a été la cible d’une dizaine de tirs d’obus.

Cette attaque intervient au moment où une délégation composée de personnel civil de la Mission, accompagnée de représentants des autorités locales et de la société civile, assistait à la libération de 10 personnes détenues jusqu’alors par la Coordination.

L’attaque n’a pas fait de victimes et la libération a pu s’effectuer sous la protection de la Force de la MINUSMA.

La MINUSMA condamne avec force et vigueur cette nouvelle attaque terroriste.

23 May 2015 description

Bamako, 22 May, 2015 – MINUSMA acknowledges reports on the execution of a number of civilians, amongst them an NGO aid worker, in the village of Tin-Hamma, in the region of Gao. These reports indicate serious violations of human rights and International Humanitarian Law.

These brutalities follow confrontations between members of the Platform and the Coordination des Mouvements de l’Azawad (CMA) on the 20th of May.

According to its mandate MINUSMA already deployed a team to the site to investigate the allegations.

23 May 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation of displaced people in Lake region in numbers

43,000 ESTIMATED NUMBER OF NIGERIAN REFUGEES AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES (UNHCR APRIL 2015)   

6,000 ESTIMATED NEW REFUGEES FROM NIGER AND NIGERIA AND CHADIAN IDPS AND RETURNEES IN DABOUA AND LIWA DISTRICTS (UNICEF RAPID ASSESSMENT PRELIMINARY REPORT, MAY 18 )

23 May 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Situation of refugees & displaced people in Far-North in numbers

  • 106,000 TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE (IDPS) (OCHA, APRIL 2015)

  • 34,368 TOTAL NUMBER OF REFUGEES IN CAMPS (UNHCR, APRIL 2015)

  • 39,000 TOTAL ESTIMATED SAM CASELOAD IN THE FAR NORTH IN 2015

22 May 2015 description

Le ministère des Affaires étrangères et du Développement International et le ministère sénégalais de la Gouvernance locale, du Développement et de l’Aménagement du territoire créent un dispositif conjoint de soutien à la coopération décentralisée franco-sénégalaise.

Ce dispositif de soutien conjoint prend la forme d’un appel à projets qui sera ouvert du 25 mai au 31 Juillet 2015, visant à cofinancer des projets de coopération décentralisée présentés conjointement par les collectivités territoriales sénégalaises et françaises.

22 May 2015 description

LES TITRES

  • Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15)

  • Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15)

  • L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15)

  • Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15)

  • In Chad, making quality education a reality for a million children (UNICEF, 18/05/15)

22 May 2015 description

Bruxelles, 22 mai 2015

La Commission européenne fournit une aide alimentaire immédiate d'un montant de 34 millions d’euros en faveur des populations les plus vulnérables en Mauritanie, au Sénégal, en Gambie, au Mali, au Niger, au Tchad et au Burkina Faso. Ce financement, qui intervient au début de la période de soudure dans la région du Sahel, contribuera à pallier la pénurie jusqu’à la prochaine récolte.

22 May 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Friday 5/22/2015 - 17:25 GMT

by Serge DANIEL

Up to nine civilians, including an aid worker for a European charity, were killed after rebels attacked a village in northern Mali, armed loyalist and anti-government groups said on Friday.

The west African nation's main Tuareg-led rebel alliance, the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), said in a statement overnight that "the Malian army conducted the summary and public executions of nine people in the town of Tin Hama" on Thursday.

22 May 2015 description

Bamako, Mali | AFP | vendredi 22/05/2015 - 16:14 GMT

Plusieurs civils ont été tués dans le nord du Mali depuis 48 heures à Tin Hama, dans la région de Gao, pendant une attaque des rebelles mercredi puis à la suite de leur retrait, a-t-on appris vendredi auprès des deux parties.

22 May 2015 description

HIghlights

  • Return movements, within Nigeria and cross-border, are increasingly reported. IOM Nigeria registered 8,900 returnees from Niger during the reporting period.

  • Results from a joint UNHCR-IOM assessment have been published, indicating there are 81,693 IDPs in Cameroon’s Far North.