Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
A new law to punish states that back certain Russian actions could have major implications for African countries.
Russia’s invasion of its West-leaning neighbour revives Cold War faultlines and shows its influence across the continent.
The resolution is not legally binding, but is an expression of the views of the UN membership.
WHO’s safeguarding failure in the DRC has re-focused attention on the sexual misconduct that surfaces with disgraceful regularity in humanitarian, development, and peacekeeping operations worldwide.
Swift positions taken by the AU could be stymied by ongoing conflicts, funding shortfalls and border closures.
Major Seynabou Diouf, has been commended for her “exemplary service, which has a direct and positive impact on the community and the Congolese national police.” The Major currently leads a task force that helps to prevent and end sexual exploitation and abuse with the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC.
Winnie Byanyima, renowned human rights advocate and former Ugandan Member of Parliament has left Oxfam after seven years to join UNAIDS as its Executive Director. The appointment has been widely praised and shared across social media.
Kofi Annan was the first UN employee to rise to the position of Secretary General but his tenure also had a darker side.