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Okyeame Kwame unveiled as ambassador for climate change

Ghanaian musician, Kwame Nsiah-Apau was popularly known as Okyeame Kwame has been appointed as an ambassador for the Dedicated Grand Mechanism (DGM) campaign on climate change. The announcement was made at Solidaridad office at East Legon on 24th January, 2018. In becoming the ambassador for the climate change initiative, Kwame will help drum home the impact of the climate change.  He ...

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African Ambassadors to UN demand apology from Trump

The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations is demanding a retraction and apology from United States President, Donald Trump after he allegedly called African nations “shithole countries”. In a statement released after an emergency session, the group said it was “extremely appalled at and strongly condemns the outrageous racist and xenophobic remarks attributed to the president of the ...

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Iran protests: Russia berates US for UN talks on ‘internal affair’

Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council in an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the protests as a “powerful exhibition of brave people”. Iran’s ambassador said the US was abusing its power as a ...

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North Korea says new U.N. sanctions an act of war

The latest U.N. sanctions against North Korea are an act of war and tantamount to a complete economic blockade against it, North Korea’s foreign ministry said on Sunday, threatening to punish those who supported the measure. The U.N. Security Council unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Friday for its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test, seeking to limit its ...

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Israeli Embassy disappointed in Ghana over Jerusalem vote

The Israeli Embassy in Ghana has expressed disappointment over Ghana’s vote against the US President, Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to the Embassy, it “regrets the mistaken vote of Ghana against the State of Israel during the Special United Nation’s (UN) General Assembly sitting on Thursday, 21 December 2017, as the Assembly adopted ...

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UN rejects US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Isreal’s capital

UN member states met in the General Assembly on Thursday to debate a draft resolution that rejects the US President Donald Trump’s decision to name Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al Malki referenced the US threat that it was “taking names” of those who vote in favor of the measure in his remarks to the assembly. “History records names, ...

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Mali: Four UN peacekeepers killed in separate attacks

Four United Nations peacekeepers and a Malian soldier were killed in Mali on Friday in two separate attacks, the UN mission there confirmed. The peacekeepers’ nationalities have not been confirmed. UN troops have been in Mali attempting to stabilise the country since 2013. The country, bordering Niger and Burkina Faso, has struggled with Islamist militants who have regularly attacked international ...

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UN releases Central African Republic war crimes suspects

The UN mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) released rebel fighters accused of shooting a UN peacekeeper, confidential documents seen by the BBC show. The two men were handed back to their commander in 2015 despite injuring the UN peacekeeper – a war crime under international law. Because the incident happened shortly before crucial elections, UN officials chose to ...

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Yemen conflict: UN official warns of world’s biggest famine

Yemen faces the world’s largest famine in decades “with millions of victims” if aid deliveries are not resumed, a senior UN official has warned. Mark Lowcock, the UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, urged the Saudi-led coalition to lift its blockade of the conflict-torn country. On Monday, the coalition shut air, land and sea routes into Yemen after Houthi rebels ...

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Energy sector debt hampering public finance management – UN

The United Nations Mission in Ghana, has highlighted Ghana’s enduring energy sector debt as a challenge to public finance management. The Mission acknowledged in its 2016 Annual Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) report, that the Energy Sector Levy has helped restructure debt obligations to domestic banks, and improved electricity reliability substantially. It however raised concerns about the sector’s growing debt. The energy ...

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