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Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

Peacekeeping – Redefining the Role of Rwandan Women

By the time Lieutenant Ariane Mwiza completed her secondary education at the Kigali-based Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux, she already knew that somehow, her career path would involve the military. At just 25, Mwiza is not only part of the Rwanda Defense Force (RDF), she is also currently serving as a helicopter pilot on a […]

UN Delegation Meets Ohanaeze Ndigbo

UN Delegation Meets Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Delegates  from United Nations, UN, have met with apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, over issues on agitation for a Biafra republic and how to strengthen the unity of Nigeria. The delegation led by a special representative of Secretary-General of UN, Ambassador Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met, yesterday, behind closed doors  in Enugu, with the leadership of […]

Congolese Gynaecologist, Two Aid Workers Nominated For 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Congolese Gynaecologist, Two Aid Workers Nominated For 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

The Democratic Republic of Congo’s ‘Mama Jeanne’, ‘Mama Jeannette’ and Dr. Denis Mukwege are contenders for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize for their fight against sexual violence. Mukwege is the director of Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, the capital of South Kivu, which offers physical and emotional treatment to some hundreds of women who are raped […]

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerian Wins The First UN Military Gender Advocate Of The Year Award

Nigerien army officer, Major Aichatou Ousmane Issaka, has won the first UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award for her service with the United Nations Mission in Mali between 2014 and 2015. The award recognises her dedication and effort of an individual peacekeeper in promoting the principles within the United Nations Security Council Resolution […]

U.S. Senate Committee Threatens to Reduce UN Funding Over Abuse Cases

U.S. Senate Committee Threatens to Reduce UN Funding Over Abuse Cases

The chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee threatened Wednesday to reduce funding to the United Nations over peacekeeper misconduct. “What is wrong with the secretary-general of the U.N.?” Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, asked a hearing on ending sexual abuse in U.N. peacekeeping. “I think the U.N. is in great jeopardy of […]

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt Abstains From Voting On UN Resolution Against Sex Crimes By Peacekeepers

Egypt was the only country to abstain from voting on Friday on a measure aimed at preventing and combating “sexual exploitation and abuse by UN peacekeepers.” During the vote on UN Resolution 2272 on Friday, the remaining 14 Security Council members voted in favour. The resolution endorses UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s decision “to repatriate a […]