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Libya: declaration of foreign ministers

19.October.2015 · Posted in politics

The Foreign Ministers of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Qatar, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK and US, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs call upon all parties to the Libyan Political Dialogue to immediately approve the political agreement brokered by UN Special Representative Leon following the meetings of the parties in Skhirat and ...

The Foreign Ministers of Algeria, France, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Qatar, Spain, Tunisia, Turkey, UAE, UK and US, and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs call upon all parties to the Libyan Political Dialogue to immediately approve the political agreement brokered by UN Special Representative Leon following the meetings of the parties in Skhirat and Geneva.

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Obama’s speech in Ghana. July 11, 2009

03.June.2015 · Posted in politics

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 11, 2009 REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT Accra International Conference Center Accra, Ghana 12:40 P.M. GMT THE PRESIDENT: (Trumpet plays.) I like this. Thank you. Thank you. I think Congress needs one of those horns. (Laughter.) That sounds pretty ...

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
______________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release July 11, 2009

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT
TO THE GHANAIAN PARLIAMENT
Accra International Conference Center
Accra, Ghana

12:40 P.M. GMT

THE PRESIDENT: (Trumpet plays.) I like this. Thank you. Thank you. I think Congress needs one of those horns. (Laughter.) That sounds pretty good. Sounds like Louis Armstrong back there. (Laughter.)

Good afternoon, everybody. It is a great honor for me to be in Accra and to speak to the representatives of the people of Ghana. (Applause.) I am deeply grateful for the welcome that I’ve received, as are Michelle and Malia and Sasha Obama. Ghana’s history is rich, the ties between our two countries are strong, and I am proud that this is my first visit to sub-Saharan Africa as President of the United States of America. (Applause.)

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Nigeria’s elections charade

20.February.2015 · Posted in politics

The rumors had been swirling around the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for days: the government was going to find some way to delay the presidential election in Africa’s most populous and economically powerful country. The vote was to be held on Feb. 14. There were court cases, complaints about voter card distribution and the ability of ...

The rumors had been swirling around the Nigerian capital, Abuja, for days: the government was going to find some way to delay the presidential election in Africa’s most populous and economically powerful country. The vote was to be held on Feb. 14. There were court cases, complaints about voter card distribution and the ability of those displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency to cast their ballots.

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Nigeria’s elections are expected to be highly contentious

20.February.2015 · Posted in politics

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate in a wave of voting disruptions in the northeastern states and possible post-electoral reprisals in the event that the results are deemed invalid. With less ...

With the ruling party facing a credible opposition for the first time since the restoration of civilian rule, Nigeria’s upcoming general elections are expected to be highly contentious. Risks will emanate in a wave of voting disruptions in the northeastern states and possible post-electoral reprisals in the event that the results are deemed invalid.

With less than a month before Nigerian citizens head to the polls, the upcoming general elections of February 2015 are expected to be a watershed. Marking the fifth democratic contest since the end of a protracted military rule in 1999, the incumbent People’s Democratic Party (PDP) faces a consolidated umbrella opposition party that poses a credible threat to the PDP’s longstanding political hegemony. (more…)

Libya: joint statement

07.February.2015 · Posted in politics

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn all acts of violence within Libya, including the February 3 attack carried out by forces operating under the Alshuruq Operation ...

Joint Statement on Libya by the Governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States

The governments of France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States strongly condemn all acts of violence within Libya, including the February 3 attack carried out by forces operating under the Alshuruq Operation in the Oil Crescent area. These attacks undermine the efforts of Libyans who are working to bring peace and stability to the country through the UN-led negotiations. We share the UN’s assessment that these attacks constituted a major break in the public pledges made by the main commanders to refrain from actions that could harm the political process. There can be no military solution to Libya’s problems.  (more…)

The new scramble for Africa

08.August.2014 · Posted in politics

AlJazeera English has published this video documentary called “The New Scramble for Africa”. We repost here. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KM06hTeRSY&w=540&h=304] ...

AlJazeera English has published this video documentary called “The New Scramble for Africa”. We repost here.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KM06hTeRSY&w=540&h=304]

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Declaration of the Mediterranean Group

17.April.2014 · Posted in politics

Migration flows in the mediterranean: recent evolution and actions to take in the framework of the european union The tragic events that have recently taken place in the Mediterranean have, once again, put a spotlight on how irregular immigration is fraught with human drama. ...

Migration flows in the mediterranean: recent evolution and actions to take in the framework of the european union

The tragic events that have recently taken place in the Mediterranean have, once again, put a spotlight on how irregular immigration is fraught with human drama. (more…)

Obama remarks about Mandela's death

07.December.2013 · Posted in politics

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela James S. Brady Press Briefing Room THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free ...

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.  But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

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