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Diplomacy & Peace

US Department of State inaugurates antiterrorism training facility in Senegal

Senegalese and Mauritanian troops training together.The US Department of State and the Government of Senegal on 6 September inaugurated a new regional counterterrorism training facility in Thiès, Senegal.

Civilians bear brunt of cluster munitions devastation

Cluster munitions kill civilians2017 saw a sharp decline in casualties as a result of the use of cluster munitions compared to the previous year, conflicts in Syria and Yemen accounted for the vast majority of victims, a new United Nations-backed civil society report found.

Al Qaeda Mali affiliate named a terrorist organisation

Al Qaeda Mali a terrorist organisationThe US State Department designated an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali, Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, as a foreign terrorist organisation, cutting off funding and blocking US citizens from doing business with it.

Leaders’ Forum meets in Lesotho

Lesotho Leaders ForumAnother step on the road to national peace and future stability in Lesotho came late last month with the convening of a National Leaders’ Forum the Southern African Development Community (SADC) reports.

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