Category Archives: Legal and Judicial

UNODC helps Mali strengthen capacity to tackle drug trafficking

According to the World Drug Report of 2017, West Africa’s role in global drug trafficking is becoming a growing concern. In the Sahel region, drug trafficking is intrinsically linked to terrorism as drug proceeds are …

Nigeria: People are dying of hepatitis E because they don’t have soap or clean water

Hundreds of people in a camp in northeastern Nigeria have been infected with hepatitis E after the disease spread from neighbouring Niger. The highly contagious disease has spread quickly through Ngala camp due to a …

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Constitutional referendum in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

Steacute;phane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General:

With regard to the constitutional referendum of 5 August 2017 in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the Secretary-General encourages all stakeholders to ensure that disagreements are addressed peacefully, within …

TWO SOUTH AFRICAN POLICE GENERALS HAIL DECISION OF LABOUR COURT OVERTURNING THEIR DEMOTIONS

CAPE TOWN, Two police generals in Western cape Province have hailed their victory at the Labour Court which overturned their demotions and hope it will set a precedent for other police force members across the …

African Union Troops Ambushed in Somalia, Al-Shabab Says 39 Dead

MOGADISHU � Somalia’s al-Shabab insurgents and troops from the African Union peacekeeping mission clashed on Sunday, a senior military officer said, while the group said it had killed 39 soldiers.

The incident took place in …