US Exercise Focuses on Role of Police, Courts in West Africa Counterterrorism

JOHANNESBURG – About 80 law enforcement and judiciary officers participated in last week’s inaugural West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise — a small figure compared to the thousands of personnel who sometimes take part in military-led counterterrorism exercises. But this modest exercise could have a big impact against terrorism, said Julie Cabus, deputy assistant secretary […]

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Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore on school attacks in Afghanistan and Cameroon

NEW YORK, “This has been a deadly weekend for schoolchildren in Afghanistan and Cameroon. “Earlier today, an attack outside an educational center in Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area left 16 people dead and 45 people injured, many of them women and children. “Thousands of miles away, an attack on a confessional bilingual college in Kumba, in south-west […]

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Amid Algeria’s Political Standoff, Coronavirus Offers Opportunity for Economic Dialogue: Report

PARIS – As Algeria extends a partial coronavirus lockdown across much of its territory, a new report warns of an intensifying political conflict between the government and a months-long protest movement, urging both sides to turn to economic dialogue as a way to help the country forward.  “If political dialogue is unrealistic in the short […]

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