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Africa at the UN General Assembly
It’s that time of the year again, when the United Nations General Assembly — the institution''s main deliberative body — holds its annual debate, starting 23 September. It brings together world leaders and non-governmental actors. Africa Renewal online brings you the issues that are important to the continent. Watch this space.
UN Secretary-General's message to 43rd Ministerial Meeting of the UN Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (UNSAC) [scroll down for French version]
I thank São Tomé and Principe for hosting the 43rd Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, and I wish every success to the Sao Tomean presidency. I also thank the Central African Republic for ably leading the Committee for the past six months.
Readout of the Secretary-General’s telephone conversations with H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Mr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Head of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Today, the Secretary-General had separate telephone conversations with H.E. Mr. John Dramani Mahama, President of the Republic of Ghana, and Mr. Nana Akufo-Addo, head of Ghana’s opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), to discuss the general elections that are scheduled to take place on 7 December in Ghana.
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over renewed violence last week in the Central African Republic. Two armed groups, both factions of the ex-Séléka - the Front populaire pour la renaissance de la Centrafrique (FPRC) and the Union pour la paix en Centrafrique (UPC) - have clashed in Bria, Haute Kotto prefecture, with dozens reportedly killed and wounded and over 11,000 persons displaced. Many of the victims are reportedly civilians. A large number appear to have been targeted based on their ethnicity.