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UN Sec Gen, condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali as Nigerian dies

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UN Sec-Gen condemns attack on Peacekeepers in Mali. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN Antonio Guterres has condemned Sunday’s attacks on the United Nation’s Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu and Tessalit. The attack caused the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper, who succumbed to his wounds following the armed

Israel sends warnings of war as its fighter jets and attack helicopters pound 55 military targets in Gaza in response to the heaviest bombardment of Palestinian rockets in four years.

Israel has cautioned that it is 'closer to war' than ever as missile sirens boomed throughout the night, as fighter jets and attack helicopters pounded targets in Gaza.   This began in the early hours of this morning, following Palestinian militants' strongest attack against Israel since the Gaza war 2014. The Israeli

Nigeria hopeful for seat at UN Commission for Human Rights

Nigeria says it is optimistic of clinching a seat in the UN High Commission for Human Rights. Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, who disclosed this to journalists on the sidelines of the 31st Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the 29th AU Summit in Addis Asaba, said the country also

UN to honour two dead Nigerian peacekeepers

Late Nigerian peacekeepers, Commodore Christopher Ademu Abu and Sgt. Mayehm Norbert, are among the 117 that would be given the posthumous Dag Hammarskjöld medal. The Dag Hammarskjöld Medal is a posthumous award given by the UN to military personnel, police, or civilians who lose their lives while serving in a UN

UN appoints first female Executive Secretary for ECA

UN Secretary General, António Guterres, has appointed Ms Vera Songwe as the first female Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). A statement on ECA’s website on Monday said that she was the first woman to be appointed to the position. She succeeded Carlos Lopes who hails from Guinea-Bissau. Songwe