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Diplomacy & Peace

US estimates 50,000 IS fighters killed

US estimates 50,000 IS deadThe US military believes about 50,000 Islamic State fighters have been killed since the United States started battling the group more than two years ago, a senior US military official said on Thursday, calling it a "conservative estimate."

ICC to discuss South Africa’s failure to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

South Africa called to ICC over Bashir visitInternational Criminal Court judges on Thursday asked South Africa to send representatives to a hearing next year to determine whether it had breached its obligation to arrest Sudan President Omar Al Bashir in June.

Arms embargoes are vital to Africa’s peace and security

Arms embargoes in AfricaIn 2013, African Union (AU) leaders committed to a future where the continent is free from the scourge of conflict; pledging to “end all wars in Africa by 2020”.

Foot-dragging traps Mali peace mission in conflict

Foot-dragging not helping to bring peace in MaliLast week, the offices of the UN peacekeeping mission in the desert city of Gao in northern Mali were flattened by a truck bomb. On Tuesday, five suspected Islamist militants succeeded in freeing 93 inmates from a jail in the town of Niono.

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