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Climate change affecting stability across West Africa and Sahel: UN security council

By Megan Darby | Published on 31/01/2018 | 8:29 AM In a statement, the council president expanded concerns over the links between climate and violence in Africa to two regions that cover 26 countries The UN Security Council has identified climate change as a driver of conflict across West Africa and the Sahel, in a statement published on Tuesday. It […]

Libya burns dirty oil for electricity as Islamic State disrupts gas plans

By Richard Nield | Published on 03/01/2018 | 9:31 AM Amid conflict since Muammar Gaddafi was deposed in 2011, gas pipelines have been shelved, leaving two new power plants reliant on burning crude Libya is turning to crude oil to solve electricity shortages, as the threat from Islamic State holds back gas infrastructure development. Two new plants at Ubari in the southwest […]

What does the economic nationalist agenda of “Trumplomacy” means for US Foreign Policy?

Opinion|Analysis Politics | Domestic & Foreign Policy:  By Jenkins Macedo | June 10, 2017 | 08:50 PM As a nation, we have reached a pivotal point in our history since President Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States. Everything we know about democracy, diplomacy, national security, and foreign policy are sandwiched […]

A new era for development

By Jeremy Greenstock Chairman, United Nations Association – UK, Natalie Samarasinghe Executive Director, United Nations Association – UK Making the SDGs count will require global cooperation, public involvement and effective institutions that transcend the buzzwords of “partnerships”, “engagement” and “reform” The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change […]

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan. By: Mary Theru Wambui   |  7 April 2017   |  Français LAMWO, Uganda – Following a recent attack on the town of Pajok in South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today expressed alarm at the deteriorating security situation in the country which has forced even more refugees to […]

Using Big Data to Predict Terrorist Acts Amid Privacy Concerns

By Chris Strohm | October 13, 2016 Before Ahmad Khan Rahami planted bombs in New York and New Jersey, he bought bomb-making materials on eBay, linked to jihad-related videos from his public social-media account and was looked into by law enforcement agents, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. If only the authorities had connected […]

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