[Africa Renewal] “Peace and development are indivisible,” UN Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Wednesday, encouraging a stronger push along what he dubbed “the peace continuum” as the “best guarantee against instability and insecurity.”
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican police on Sunday used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a parade by members and supporters of the main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, marking the end of the Renamo election campaign in the municipality of Alto Molocue, in the central province of Zambezia.
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The campaign ends today, Sunday, with two days for reflection before the vote on Wednesday. In most municipalities it was been orderly and calm, although there have been a handful of violent incidents.
[Nation] At least 73,000 have been displaced in the clashes that followed last week’s killing of four people in eastern Ethiopia’s Benshangul/Gumz region, the state broadcaster said Tuesday.
[VOA] The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations.
[ISS] Peace is not just about restoring stability after violence.
[Deutsche Welle] After initially refusing to do so, rebel leader Riek Machar said he would sign the deal to end the country’s brutal civil war. Machar will return to government as one of South Sudan’s vice presidents.
[ISS] Parties to the South Sudan conflict signed a power-sharing deal on 5 August 2018 in Khartoum. The latest governance arrangement is part of several deals reached in the past few months. However, the numerous broken peace deals in South Sudan in the past raise concerns about implementation.
[SPS] Rome -Pope Francis received Sahrawi children in the Vatican in Rome, in presence of Polisario Front’s representative in Italy Omar Mih and representatives of associations supporting the Sahrawi cause, as well as thousands of people from all over the world who came to visit the Catholic Church headquarters.
[Daily Trust] According to The Institute for Economics and Peace which ranks major nations around the world by how safe or dangerous they are, Nigeria is the 16th most dangerous place to visit on Planet Earth.