TUNIS, Tunisia In most of Libya's cities, the continued use of war explosives especially by the armed conflict has lead to to devastating humanitarian consequences, causing injury, death and massive displacement of civilians across Libya. With limited resources, Libyan Security Institutions such as the National Safety Authority and Military Engineers carry out the critical and risky clearance work to reduce the impact of explosive remnants of war on civilians’ lives. In a bid to enhance the Libyan capacity in ridding the country of explosive remnants of war, The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), thanks to a EUR 500,000 contribution from the Government of Austria, delivered 12 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) kits to the Libyan Military Engineers and the Nationa
NEW YORK, United States of AmericaIt is with great sadness that the Secretary-General learned of the tragic accident involving a military plane this morning near Algiers, in which more than 250 passengers and crew members lost their lives. The Secretary-General conveys his heartfelt condolences to the family of the victims and to the people and Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.
ADDIS ABABA, EthiopiaThe Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with deep sadness the news of the airplane crash that occurred today in the Algiers area, causing many victims. "This tragedy afflicts not only Algeria, but also the whole continent."Moussa Faki Mahamat said On this sad occasion, the Chairperson of the Commission expresses the deepest condolences of the African Union and his own to the people and the Government of Algeria, as well as to the bereaved families. He assured them of the full solidarity and compassion of the African Union.
GENEVA, SwitzerlandArmed groups in Libya, including those affiliated with the State, hold thousands of people in prolonged arbitrary and unlawful detention, and submit them to torture and other human rights violations and abuses, according to a UN report published on Tuesday. “Men, women and children across Libya are arbitrarily detained or unlawfully deprived of their liberty based on their tribal or family links and perceived political affiliations,” the report by the UN Human Rights Office says. Victims have little or no recourse to judicial remedy or reparations, while members of armed groups enjoy total impunity. “This report lays bare not only the appalling abuses and violations experienced by Libyans deprived of their liberty, but the sheer horror and arbitrariness of
LONDON, United Kingdom: Statement by Ambassador Jonathan Allen, Chargé d’Affaires, on the political situation in Libya and its impact on the Libyan people: "And may I thank both Ghassan and Rina for your briefings here today. And a very warm welcome and thank you also to our briefer from civil society, Ms. Sharief, who set out some very powerful messages and set out very eloquently the importance of an inclusive peace process, including particularly women and youth, and actually it would be very helpful, perhaps as follow up to this conversation to hear anymore from UNSMIL on how they are integrating the gender perspective in their work". Let me begin, Mr President, by welcoming the Special Representative Salamé’s update on the political process and reiterati
Tangiers, Morocco: DAY 3 Results: Libya 3:0 Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria 0:0 Rwanda Day 4 Fixtures Group D: Angola vs Burkina Faso, Cameroon vs Congo Rwanda's Amavubi Stars held the West African giants Nigeria Super Eagles with a goalless draw in the second game of Group C at Grand Stade de Tanger, Tangiers, Morocco in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) on Monday night. This is Rwanda’s second consecutive participation in the CHAN final tournament since hosting it in 2016 where they managed to reach the last eight. Amavubi Midfielders Djihad Bizimana and Yannick Mukunzi were cautioned for reckless display towards their opponents Nigeria, since the Super Eagles were the better side, dominating possession in both halves. Striker Anthony Okpotu had several chanc