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  •   The situation in Mali continues to warrant sustained international attention and engagement the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Tuesday El Ghassim Wane head of the UN mission in Mali MINUSMA presented the latest report by the UN Secretary General on the peacekeeping operation He briefed the ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process while addressing current insecurity and growing humanitarian needs Mr Wane spoke a day after a MINUSMA vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the northern Kidal region Four Chadian peacekeepers were killed and two others were wounded A stark reminder he said they join the many Malian UN and international military as well as countless civilians who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort for peace This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together Mr Wane told the ambassadors We can only win this battle together and the United Nations despite the limitations inherent in peacekeeping offers the best framework to achieve lasting peace in Mali and the Sahel in general Draft Constitution Unveiled Mali is on track to restore civilian rule after a military coup in August 2020 A constitutional referendum is scheduled to be held in March 2023 with elections scheduled for the following year Last week the transitional president received a draft constitution that emphasizes good governance and fighting corruption It also calls for the establishment of a two tier legislative body among other provisions An electoral law was adopted in June and last week the 15 members of the Independent Electoral Management Authority were appointed A monitoring mechanism for the timeline of political and electoral reforms is also operational Mr Wane said adding that the body will involve Malian stakeholders and ministers as well as the African Union the ECOWAS regional bloc and MINUS However it is also clear that the success of the electoral process will also depend on a series of factors specifically the availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources as well as the evolution of security which have an impact at all stages of the cycle election he said Significant breakthrough on peace Mr Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace deal that ended unrest in the troubled north a decade ago Extremists staged a failed coup but still control large swathes of the region He said significant progress has been made since August following a high level meeting that saw approval of the government s proposal to incorporate up to 26 000 ex combatants into the security forces and defense Progress was also made in the institutional reforms necessary for the implementation of the agreement Currently measures are being adopted to give follow up to the decisions made at the decision making meeting and with a specific focus on the creation of the ad hoc commission in charge of formulating recommendations on the case by case handling of high level signatory movements including issues related to the chain of command he said The success of this commission will pave the way for the launch of the comprehensive disarmament demobilization and reintegration process known as DDR Insecurity and civil protection In addition the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali focused on areas including peace and social cohesion which MINUSMA has supported Mr Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali particularly in the center and in the tri border region with Burkina Faso and Niger Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara ISGS and Jam at Nu rat al Isl m wal Muslim n JNIM are taking advantage of security loopholes he said with a sharp increase in activities since March In this context MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the State in this regard said Mr Wane citing examples such as troop redeployments to increase ground patrols in the northern city of Menaka The prevailing security situation in the M naka and Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces he said Furthermore it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army as this will significantly enhance the Malian state s ability to address current challenges Displacement and rising hunger On the humanitarian front Mr Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons IDPs in the center and north rose from 350 000 to more than 422 000 Neighboring countries also host more than 175 000 Malian refugees In addition more than 1 8 million people face severe food insecurity which could reach 2 3 million in November while 1 2 million children under the age of five are affected by acute malnutrition Insecurity has forced the closure of 1 950 schools affecting nearly 600 000 children mainly in the central regions Although humanitarian workers are working to meet these needs Mr Wane said they are hampered by a lack of adequate and sustainable funding with a US 686 million appeal for this year only 30 per cent funded
    Mali: Progress in the transition, the peace process, amid continued insecurity
      The situation in Mali continues to warrant sustained international attention and engagement the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Tuesday El Ghassim Wane head of the UN mission in Mali MINUSMA presented the latest report by the UN Secretary General on the peacekeeping operation He briefed the ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process while addressing current insecurity and growing humanitarian needs Mr Wane spoke a day after a MINUSMA vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the northern Kidal region Four Chadian peacekeepers were killed and two others were wounded A stark reminder he said they join the many Malian UN and international military as well as countless civilians who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort for peace This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together Mr Wane told the ambassadors We can only win this battle together and the United Nations despite the limitations inherent in peacekeeping offers the best framework to achieve lasting peace in Mali and the Sahel in general Draft Constitution Unveiled Mali is on track to restore civilian rule after a military coup in August 2020 A constitutional referendum is scheduled to be held in March 2023 with elections scheduled for the following year Last week the transitional president received a draft constitution that emphasizes good governance and fighting corruption It also calls for the establishment of a two tier legislative body among other provisions An electoral law was adopted in June and last week the 15 members of the Independent Electoral Management Authority were appointed A monitoring mechanism for the timeline of political and electoral reforms is also operational Mr Wane said adding that the body will involve Malian stakeholders and ministers as well as the African Union the ECOWAS regional bloc and MINUS However it is also clear that the success of the electoral process will also depend on a series of factors specifically the availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources as well as the evolution of security which have an impact at all stages of the cycle election he said Significant breakthrough on peace Mr Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace deal that ended unrest in the troubled north a decade ago Extremists staged a failed coup but still control large swathes of the region He said significant progress has been made since August following a high level meeting that saw approval of the government s proposal to incorporate up to 26 000 ex combatants into the security forces and defense Progress was also made in the institutional reforms necessary for the implementation of the agreement Currently measures are being adopted to give follow up to the decisions made at the decision making meeting and with a specific focus on the creation of the ad hoc commission in charge of formulating recommendations on the case by case handling of high level signatory movements including issues related to the chain of command he said The success of this commission will pave the way for the launch of the comprehensive disarmament demobilization and reintegration process known as DDR Insecurity and civil protection In addition the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali focused on areas including peace and social cohesion which MINUSMA has supported Mr Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali particularly in the center and in the tri border region with Burkina Faso and Niger Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara ISGS and Jam at Nu rat al Isl m wal Muslim n JNIM are taking advantage of security loopholes he said with a sharp increase in activities since March In this context MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the State in this regard said Mr Wane citing examples such as troop redeployments to increase ground patrols in the northern city of Menaka The prevailing security situation in the M naka and Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces he said Furthermore it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army as this will significantly enhance the Malian state s ability to address current challenges Displacement and rising hunger On the humanitarian front Mr Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons IDPs in the center and north rose from 350 000 to more than 422 000 Neighboring countries also host more than 175 000 Malian refugees In addition more than 1 8 million people face severe food insecurity which could reach 2 3 million in November while 1 2 million children under the age of five are affected by acute malnutrition Insecurity has forced the closure of 1 950 schools affecting nearly 600 000 children mainly in the central regions Although humanitarian workers are working to meet these needs Mr Wane said they are hampered by a lack of adequate and sustainable funding with a US 686 million appeal for this year only 30 per cent funded
    Mali: Progress in the transition, the peace process, amid continued insecurity
    Africa2 months ago

    Mali: Progress in the transition, the peace process, amid continued insecurity

    The situation in Mali continues to warrant sustained international attention and engagement, the top UN official in the West African country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

    El-Ghassim Wane, head of the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, presented the latest report by the UN Secretary General on the peacekeeping operation.

    He briefed the ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process, while addressing current insecurity and growing humanitarian needs.

    Mr. Wane spoke a day after a MINUSMA vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the northern Kidal region.

    Four Chadian peacekeepers were killed and two others were wounded.

    'A stark reminder' he said they join the many Malian, UN and international military, as well as countless civilians, who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort for peace.

    “This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together,” Mr. Wane told the ambassadors.

    "We can only win this battle together and the United Nations, despite the limitations inherent in peacekeeping, offers the best framework to achieve lasting peace in Mali and the Sahel in general."

    Draft Constitution Unveiled Mali is on track to restore civilian rule after a military coup in August 2020.

    A constitutional referendum is scheduled to be held in March 2023, with elections scheduled for the following year.

    Last week, the transitional president received a draft constitution that emphasizes good governance and fighting corruption.

    It also calls for the establishment of a two-tier legislative body, among other provisions.

    An electoral law was adopted in June and last week the 15 members of the Independent Electoral Management Authority were appointed.

    A monitoring mechanism for the timeline of political and electoral reforms is also operational, Mr. Wane said, adding that the body will involve Malian stakeholders and ministers, as well as the African Union, the ECOWAS regional bloc and MINUS.

    “However, it is also clear that the success of the electoral process will also depend on a series of factors, specifically the availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources, as well as the evolution of security, which have an impact at all stages of the cycle.

    election," he said.

    'Significant breakthrough' on peace Mr. Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace deal that ended unrest in the troubled north a decade ago.

    Extremists staged a failed coup but still control large swathes of the region He said "significant progress" has been made since August, following a high-level meeting that saw approval of the government's proposal to incorporate up to 26,000 ex-combatants into the security forces and defense.

    Progress was also made in the institutional reforms necessary for the implementation of the agreement.

    "Currently, measures are being adopted to give follow-up to the decisions made at the decision-making meeting, and with a specific focus on the creation of the ad hoc commission in charge of formulating recommendations on the case-by-case handling of high-level signatory movements, including issues related to the chain of command," he said.

    The success of this commission will pave the way for the launch of the comprehensive disarmament, demobilization and reintegration process, known as DDR.

    Insecurity and civil protection In addition, the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali, focused on areas including peace and social cohesion, which MINUSMA has supported.

    Mr. Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali, particularly in the center and in the tri-border region with Burkina Faso and Niger.

    Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and Jamāʿat Nuṣrat al-Islām wal-Muslimīn (JNIM) are taking advantage of security loopholes, he said, with a sharp increase in activities since March.

    “In this context, MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians, bearing in mind the primary responsibility of the State in this regard,” said Mr. Wane, citing examples such as troop redeployments to increase ground patrols in the northern city of Menaka.

    “The prevailing security situation in the Ménaka and Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces,” he said.

    "Furthermore, it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army, as this will significantly enhance the Malian state's ability to address current challenges."

    Displacement and rising hunger On the humanitarian front, Mr. Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the center and north rose from 350,000 to more than 422,000.

    Neighboring countries also host more than 175,000 Malian refugees.

    In addition, more than 1.8 million people face severe food insecurity, which could reach 2.3 million in November, while 1.2 million children under the age of five are affected by acute malnutrition.

    Insecurity has forced the closure of 1,950 schools, affecting nearly 600,000 children, mainly in the central regions.

    Although humanitarian workers are working to meet these needs, Mr. Wane said they are hampered by a lack of adequate and sustainable funding, with a US$686 million appeal for this year only 30 per cent funded.

  •  The situation in Mali continues to justify sustained international attention and engagement the top UN official in the West African country El Ghassim Wane told the Security Council on Tuesday El Ghassim Wane head of the UN mission in Mali MINUSMA said this while presenting the latest UN Secretary General s report on the peacekeeping operation at UN headquarters in New York He briefed ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process while also addressing insecurity and rising humanitarian needs Wane was speaking a day after a MINUSMA vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Kidal region located in northern Mali Four peacekeepers from Chad were killed and two others injured He said the casualties joined many Malians UN and international service members and countless civilians who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort towards peace This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together We can only win this battle together and the United Nations in spite of the inherent limitations of peacekeeping offers the best framework for achieving lasting peace in Mali and the broader Sahel Wane said Mali is on track to restore civilian rule following the military coup in August 2020 A constitutional referendum is set to be held in March 2023 with elections scheduled for the following year Last week the transitional president received a draft constitution which stresses good governance and countering corruption It also calls for establishing a two tier legislative body among other provisions An electoral law was adopted in June and the 15 members of the Independent Election Management Authority were appointed last week A follow up mechanism for the timeline for political and electoral reforms is also operational Wane said He also said the body would engage Malian stakeholders and ministers as well as the African Union regional bloc ECOWAS and MINUSMA However it is also evident that success of the electoral process will also hinge on a number of factors Specifically this includes availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources as well as security developments which have an impact on all stages of the electoral cycle he said Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace agreement which ended unrest in the fractious north a decade ago where extremists mounted a failed coup but still control large swathes of the region Significant headway has been made since August following a high level meeting that saw approval for the government s proposal to incorporate up to 26 000 former fighters in the security and defense forces Action was also taken on the necessary institutional reforms for the implementation of the agreement Measures are currently being adopted to follow up on decisions taken at the decision making meeting There is a specific focus on creation of the ad hoc commission tasked with formulating recommendations on case by case management of high level signatory movements including issues related to the chain of command he said The success of this commission will pave the way for the inauguration of the comprehensive disarmament demobilisation and reintegration process known as DDR Furthermore the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali focused on areas that include peace and social cohesion which MINUSMA supports Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali particularly in the centre and in the tri border region with Burkina Faso and Niger Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara ISGS and Jam at Nu rat al Isl m wal Muslim n JNIM are taking advantage of security voids he said with a sharp increase in activities since March In this context MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians keeping in mind the State s primary responsibility in this regard Wane said citing examples such as troop redeployments to increase ground patrols in the northern city of M naka The prevailing security situation in M naka and the Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces Moreover it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army as this will significantly enhance the ability of the Malian State to address the current challenges he said On the humanitarian front Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons IDPs in the centre and north rose from 350 000 to no fewer than 422 000 He said neighbouring countries are also hosting no fewer than 175 000 Malian refugees Additionally he said no fewer than 1 8 million people face severe food insecurity which could reach 2 3 million by November while 1 2 million under fives are affected by acute malnutrition Insecurity has forced 1 950 schools to close affecting nearly 600 000 children mainly in the central regions Although humanitarians are working to meet these needs Wane said they are hampered by the lack of adequate and sustainable funding as a 686 dollars million appeal for this year is only roughly 30 per cent funded NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mali situation needs sustained international attention, engagement—UN
     The situation in Mali continues to justify sustained international attention and engagement the top UN official in the West African country El Ghassim Wane told the Security Council on Tuesday El Ghassim Wane head of the UN mission in Mali MINUSMA said this while presenting the latest UN Secretary General s report on the peacekeeping operation at UN headquarters in New York He briefed ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process while also addressing insecurity and rising humanitarian needs Wane was speaking a day after a MINUSMA vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Kidal region located in northern Mali Four peacekeepers from Chad were killed and two others injured He said the casualties joined many Malians UN and international service members and countless civilians who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort towards peace This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together We can only win this battle together and the United Nations in spite of the inherent limitations of peacekeeping offers the best framework for achieving lasting peace in Mali and the broader Sahel Wane said Mali is on track to restore civilian rule following the military coup in August 2020 A constitutional referendum is set to be held in March 2023 with elections scheduled for the following year Last week the transitional president received a draft constitution which stresses good governance and countering corruption It also calls for establishing a two tier legislative body among other provisions An electoral law was adopted in June and the 15 members of the Independent Election Management Authority were appointed last week A follow up mechanism for the timeline for political and electoral reforms is also operational Wane said He also said the body would engage Malian stakeholders and ministers as well as the African Union regional bloc ECOWAS and MINUSMA However it is also evident that success of the electoral process will also hinge on a number of factors Specifically this includes availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources as well as security developments which have an impact on all stages of the electoral cycle he said Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace agreement which ended unrest in the fractious north a decade ago where extremists mounted a failed coup but still control large swathes of the region Significant headway has been made since August following a high level meeting that saw approval for the government s proposal to incorporate up to 26 000 former fighters in the security and defense forces Action was also taken on the necessary institutional reforms for the implementation of the agreement Measures are currently being adopted to follow up on decisions taken at the decision making meeting There is a specific focus on creation of the ad hoc commission tasked with formulating recommendations on case by case management of high level signatory movements including issues related to the chain of command he said The success of this commission will pave the way for the inauguration of the comprehensive disarmament demobilisation and reintegration process known as DDR Furthermore the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali focused on areas that include peace and social cohesion which MINUSMA supports Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali particularly in the centre and in the tri border region with Burkina Faso and Niger Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara ISGS and Jam at Nu rat al Isl m wal Muslim n JNIM are taking advantage of security voids he said with a sharp increase in activities since March In this context MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians keeping in mind the State s primary responsibility in this regard Wane said citing examples such as troop redeployments to increase ground patrols in the northern city of M naka The prevailing security situation in M naka and the Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces Moreover it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army as this will significantly enhance the ability of the Malian State to address the current challenges he said On the humanitarian front Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons IDPs in the centre and north rose from 350 000 to no fewer than 422 000 He said neighbouring countries are also hosting no fewer than 175 000 Malian refugees Additionally he said no fewer than 1 8 million people face severe food insecurity which could reach 2 3 million by November while 1 2 million under fives are affected by acute malnutrition Insecurity has forced 1 950 schools to close affecting nearly 600 000 children mainly in the central regions Although humanitarians are working to meet these needs Wane said they are hampered by the lack of adequate and sustainable funding as a 686 dollars million appeal for this year is only roughly 30 per cent funded NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Mali situation needs sustained international attention, engagement—UN
    Foreign2 months ago

    Mali situation needs sustained international attention, engagement—UN

    The situation in Mali continues to justify sustained international attention and engagement, the top UN official in the West African country, El-Ghassim Wane, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

    El-Ghassim Wane, head of the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said this while presenting the latest UN Secretary-General’s report on the peacekeeping operation at UN headquarters in New York. He briefed ambassadors on progress in the transition and peace process, while also addressing insecurity and rising humanitarian needs.

    Wane was speaking a day after a MINUSMA vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in the Kidal region, located in northern Mali. Four peacekeepers from Chad were killed, and two others injured.

    He said the casualties joined many Malians, UN and international service members, and countless civilians, who have paid the ultimate price in the collective effort towards peace.

    “This is a stark reminder of the fact that the international community and the Malians are all in this together.

    “We can only win this battle together and the United Nations, in spite of the inherent limitations of peacekeeping, offers the best framework for achieving lasting peace in Mali and the broader Sahel,” Wane said.

    Mali is on track to restore civilian rule following the military coup in August 2020. A constitutional referendum is set to be held in March 2023, with elections scheduled for the following year.

    Last week, the transitional president received a draft constitution which stresses good governance and countering corruption.

    It also calls for establishing a two-tier legislative body, among other provisions.

    An electoral law was adopted in June and the 15 members of the Independent Election Management Authority were appointed last week.

    A follow-up mechanism for the timeline for political and electoral reforms is also operational, Wane said.

    He also said the body would engage Malian stakeholders and ministers, as well as the African Union, regional bloc ECOWAS, and MINUSMA.

    “However, it is also evident that success of the electoral process will also hinge on a number of factors.

    “Specifically, this includes availability of the necessary financial and logistical resources, as well as security developments, which have an impact on all stages of the electoral cycle,” he said.

    Wane also updated the Council on developments related to the 2015 peace agreement which ended unrest in the fractious north a decade ago where extremists mounted a failed coup, but still control large swathes of the region.

    “Significant headway has been made since August, following a high-level meeting that saw approval for the government’s proposal to incorporate up to 26,000 former fighters in the security and defense forces.

    “Action was also taken on the necessary institutional reforms for the implementation of the agreement.

    “Measures are currently being adopted to follow up on decisions taken at the decision-making meeting.

    “There is a specific focus on creation of the ad hoc commission tasked with formulating recommendations on case-by-case management of high-level signatory movements, including issues related to the chain of command,” he said.

    The success of this commission will pave the way for the inauguration of the comprehensive disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration process, known as DDR.

    Furthermore, the transitional authorities have adopted a strategy for the fragile central region of Mali, focused on areas that include peace and social cohesion, which MINUSMA supports.

    Wane also highlighted the challenging security situation in Mali, particularly in the centre and in the tri-border region with Burkina Faso and Niger.

    Elements affiliated with the extremist groups Islamic State in the Greater Sahara (ISGS) and Jamāʿat Nuṣrat al-Islām wal-Muslimīn (JNIM) are taking advantage of security voids, he said, with a sharp increase in activities since March.

    “In this context, MINUSMA strives to better protect civilians, keeping in mind the State’s primary responsibility in this regard,” Wane said, citing examples such as troop redeployments, to increase ground patrols in the northern city of Ménaka.

    “The prevailing security situation in Ménaka and the Gao regions underscores the need for greater coordination between MINUSMA and Malian forces.

    “Moreover, it also points to the urgency of completing the DDR process and deploying the reconstituted army, as this will significantly enhance the ability of the Malian State to address the current challenges,” he said.

    On the humanitarian front, Wane reported that the number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the centre and north rose from 350,000 to no fewer than 422,000. He said neighbouring countries are also hosting no fewer than 175,000 Malian refugees.

    Additionally, he said, no fewer than 1.8 million people face severe food insecurity, which could reach 2.3 million by November, while 1.2 million under fives are affected by acute malnutrition.

    Insecurity has forced 1,950 schools to close, affecting nearly 600,000 children, mainly in the central regions.

    Although humanitarians are working to meet these needs, Wane said they are hampered by the lack of adequate and sustainable funding, as a $686 dollars million appeal for this year is only roughly 30 per cent funded.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Watchdog for Progressive Ijaw WPI has supported the new Interim Administrator Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP retired Maj Gen Barry Ndiomu and his new mandate to actualise the original intent of the programme WPI in a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary Charles Taylor said Ndiomu deserved the support of all stakeholders in the region as his mission was in line with improving the peace progress and development of the region Taylor a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council regretted that some mischief makers were deliberately making unfounded insinuations on ending the amnesty programme and misrepresenting Ndiomu to pitch him against critical stakeholders in the region He explained that Ndiomu s mission was not to terminate PAP as speculated in some quarters but to refine reform and turn the programme around to actualise its original purpose He said Those flying the kite of terminating PAP are simply trying to create confusion and bad blood in the region Our interaction with Ndiomu so far has shown that he has come with a mandate to refocus the programme to actualise its original mandate It is obvious that the programme has derailed from its original intent and purpose In conflict zones across the world where Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration DDR was introduced it ended within five years DDR and by extension the amnesty programme does not last forever and it won t last forever in Nigeria simply because it relates to the Niger Delta All DDR programmes have exit routes The number of beneficiaries is expected to be declining as they are being trained empowered and reintegrated into the system until the last beneficiary is reintegrated Taylor said it was unacceptable and unimaginable that PAP had continued to carry the same number of beneficiaries for 13 years He said part of the mandate of Ndiomu was to clear all obstacles delaying the progress and smooth operation of PAP insisting that those who had been trained and empowered were supposed to have exited the programme Taylor said We understand that some self styled generals have started sponsoring a campaign of calumny against Ndiomu because they believed that his mission would end their fraud in PAP Their lists of beneficiaries are padded with ghost names and they have been collecting these monies and living large for a long time They don t want to hear that there is a plan to introduce transparency and accountability that is capable of ending their corrupt practices Besides amnesty and DDR come with a tag of criminality How long will the Niger Delta continue to carry this criminal baggage associated with amnesty because we want to satisfy the interest of a few selfish individuals against the overall development and progress of the Niger Delta Some of these self styled generals own mansions across the country fly private jets own exotic vehicles and have become contractors living in profligacy yet they still want to remain beneficiaries of PAP to corner the stipends of living and ghost names Taylor said why most stakeholders in the region were in support of gradually winding down the programme his group would prefer transmuting it to a sustainable scheme He further urged Ndiomu to remain courageous in pursuing his mission in PAP and advised him to immediately introduce biometrics for ex agitators to enable him weed out ghost names in the list of beneficiaries nannew NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ijaw Progressives back Ndiomu’s new mandate in PAP
     The Watchdog for Progressive Ijaw WPI has supported the new Interim Administrator Presidential Amnesty Programme PAP retired Maj Gen Barry Ndiomu and his new mandate to actualise the original intent of the programme WPI in a statement on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary Charles Taylor said Ndiomu deserved the support of all stakeholders in the region as his mission was in line with improving the peace progress and development of the region Taylor a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council regretted that some mischief makers were deliberately making unfounded insinuations on ending the amnesty programme and misrepresenting Ndiomu to pitch him against critical stakeholders in the region He explained that Ndiomu s mission was not to terminate PAP as speculated in some quarters but to refine reform and turn the programme around to actualise its original purpose He said Those flying the kite of terminating PAP are simply trying to create confusion and bad blood in the region Our interaction with Ndiomu so far has shown that he has come with a mandate to refocus the programme to actualise its original mandate It is obvious that the programme has derailed from its original intent and purpose In conflict zones across the world where Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration DDR was introduced it ended within five years DDR and by extension the amnesty programme does not last forever and it won t last forever in Nigeria simply because it relates to the Niger Delta All DDR programmes have exit routes The number of beneficiaries is expected to be declining as they are being trained empowered and reintegrated into the system until the last beneficiary is reintegrated Taylor said it was unacceptable and unimaginable that PAP had continued to carry the same number of beneficiaries for 13 years He said part of the mandate of Ndiomu was to clear all obstacles delaying the progress and smooth operation of PAP insisting that those who had been trained and empowered were supposed to have exited the programme Taylor said We understand that some self styled generals have started sponsoring a campaign of calumny against Ndiomu because they believed that his mission would end their fraud in PAP Their lists of beneficiaries are padded with ghost names and they have been collecting these monies and living large for a long time They don t want to hear that there is a plan to introduce transparency and accountability that is capable of ending their corrupt practices Besides amnesty and DDR come with a tag of criminality How long will the Niger Delta continue to carry this criminal baggage associated with amnesty because we want to satisfy the interest of a few selfish individuals against the overall development and progress of the Niger Delta Some of these self styled generals own mansions across the country fly private jets own exotic vehicles and have become contractors living in profligacy yet they still want to remain beneficiaries of PAP to corner the stipends of living and ghost names Taylor said why most stakeholders in the region were in support of gradually winding down the programme his group would prefer transmuting it to a sustainable scheme He further urged Ndiomu to remain courageous in pursuing his mission in PAP and advised him to immediately introduce biometrics for ex agitators to enable him weed out ghost names in the list of beneficiaries nannew NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Ijaw Progressives back Ndiomu’s new mandate in PAP
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    Ijaw Progressives back Ndiomu’s new mandate in PAP

    The Watchdog for Progressive Ijaw (WPI) has supported  the new Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP),retired Maj.-Gen. Barry Ndiomu and his new mandate to actualise the original intent of the programme.

    WPI in a statement on  Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Charles Taylor,  said Ndiomu deserved the support of all stakeholders in the region as his mission was in line with improving the peace, progress and development of the region.

    Taylor, a former President of the Ijaw Youth Council regretted that some mischief-makers were deliberately making unfounded insinuations on ending the amnesty programme and misrepresenting Ndiomu to pitch him against critical stakeholders in the region.

    He explained that Ndiomu’s mission was not to terminate PAP as speculated in some quarters but to refine, reform and turn the programme around to actualise its original purpose.

    He said: “Those flying the kite of terminating PAP are simply trying to create confusion and bad blood in the region.

    Our interaction with Ndiomu so far has shown that he has come with a mandate to refocus the programme to actualise its original mandate.

    “It is obvious that the programme has derailed from its original intent and purpose.

    In conflict zones across the world where Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) was introduced, it ended within five years. 

    “DDR and by extension, the amnesty programme does not last forever and it won’t last forever in Nigeria simply because it relates to the Niger Delta.

    All DDR programmes have exit routes. 

    “The number of beneficiaries is expected to be declining as they are being trained, empowered and reintegrated into the system until the last beneficiary is reintegrated”.

    Taylor said it was unacceptable and unimaginable that PAP had continued to carry the same number of beneficiaries for 13 years.

    He said part of the mandate of Ndiomu was to clear all obstacles delaying the progress  and smooth operation of PAP insisting that those, who had been trained and empowered were supposed to have exited the programme.

    Taylor said: “We understand that some self-styled generals have started sponsoring a campaign of calumny against Ndiomu because they believed that his mission would end their fraud in PAP. 

    “Their lists of beneficiaries are padded with ghost names and they have been collecting these monies and living large for a long time.

    They don’t want to hear that there is a plan to introduce transparency and accountability that is capable of ending their corrupt practices.

    “Besides, amnesty and DDR come with a tag of criminality.

    How long will the Niger Delta continue to carry this criminal baggage associated with amnesty because we want to satisfy the interest of a few selfish individuals against the overall development and progress of the Niger Delta?

    “Some of these self-styled generals own mansions across the country, fly private jets, own exotic vehicles and have become contractors living in profligacy yet they still want to remain beneficiaries of PAP to corner the stipends of living and ghost names,” Taylor said why most stakeholders in the region were in support of gradually winding down the programme, his group would prefer transmuting it to a sustainable scheme.

    He further urged Ndiomu to remain courageous in pursuing his mission in PAP and advised him to immediately introduce biometrics for ex-agitators to enable him weed out ghost names in the list of beneficiaries.

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  •   The Child Protection Section CPS of the Mission in the DRC announced on Tuesday September 13 2022 in Bunia Ituri that it had facilitated the withdrawal of 235 children from armed groups in this province These children had been detained in the ranks of the armed groups since January 2021 The announcement was made at a two day workshop on the validation of the operational plan for the Demobilization Disarmament and Reintegration of children The plan foresees among other things the establishment of listening clubs for children spaces for children s friends or even transition families that serve as temporary reception centers for demobilized children The workshop which brought together various partners working on the protection of children s rights state actors FARDC PNC and United Nations agencies UNICEF UNHCR and CPS MONUSCO aimed to involve all these partners in the efforts to hand over the children who are still in the bush so that they can rejoin civilian life and enjoy their right to education The NGOs for the defense and protection of children s rights that participated in this workshop urged the government to put more pressure on the leaders of the armed groups favorable to the peace process so that they release the other detained children for their reintegration into civilian life Reintegrating children into the community A child s place is not in an armed group or an army but in the family or at school said Jean Muzama head of MONUSCO s child protection section in Bunia Sometimes it is after the clashes between the army and the militiamen that we recover these children In other cases we collect them from the military prosecutor s office to hand them over to UNICEF which then handles their reunification with their families Our mandate is also to recover children who escape from armed groups by their own means Once we collect them we do screenings interviews and other verifications to make sure that they really are children This work involves discussions with armed groups with all the risks you can imagine he explained Children recovered by CPS MONUSCO are handed over to UNICEF for care reunification and reintegration into the community According to Jean Muzama there would still be between 30 and 40 of children within the various armed groups active in Ituri province A situation that negatively impacts the communities from which these children are recruited Some are forced to join these militias as part of the war effort imposed on their parents by armed groups who make them believe they are taking up arms to defend their communities Other children simply follow their comrades for lack of occupation and opportunity for social supervision Still others are recruited for economic reasons the lure of profit The many cattle raids during militia raids looting and other extortion carried out by the rebels attract children who find a way to feed themselves says an anonymous source A consolidated plan tailored to the needs of DDR children In almost every village in the Djugu Irumu Mambasa Mahagi and Aru territories youth and children are forced to join armed groups to increase their numbers The paradox is that the communities from which these children come become victims of the violence and abuse of their own children used by these same armed groups The operational plan for the Demobilization Disarmament and Reintegration of children DDR children aims to be a tool better still a guide adapted to the operational framework of DDR children that takes into account the capacities and opportunities to respond to the needs of demobilization of children in Ituri This is an important tool insofar as it allows the actors to work together on two issues the first related to the community aspect and the second to stabilization It also makes it possible to identify the actors and their capacities in terms for example of trained agents who can facilitate the departure of children from armed groups but also of opportunities in terms of psychosocial care structures for victims of sexual violence including schools playgrounds host families etc present in the different areas to receive and care for the children after they have left the armed groups Finally this plan is a consensual guide that accurately traces the cartography of all the actors involved in DDR children their role and the reference circuit in each territory and in the city for the care and socioeconomic reintegration of children Namely the children of the armed groups MONUSCO through the Child Protection section plays an important role in the process of separation and withdrawal of children from armed groups before and during the actual demobilization phase of members of armed groups It organizes bilateral discussions sometimes with the commanders of the armed groups to make them aware of the unconditional release of children who are within their groups sometimes with community leaders for the reception and acceptance of these children In general MONUSCO is working to ensure that there are no children within the various armed groups by changing their behavior so that they no longer recruit children into their ranks Between nightmares and traumas a ray of hope Happy to find freedom and an almost normal life at the end of this hell these children released from armed groups do not hide the pleasure of having escaped death Among the many success stories of these children released from armed groups in 2008 is that of Eric first name used for security reasons He was able to go to school until he got a college degree Married father of two children he is now a staff member of one of the organizations that monitor and support the children of the armed groups in Bunia He says he is proud to contribute to the recovery of these children who escaped death However not everyone will have the same luck According to testimonies of his supervisors many have nightmares at night others show signs of aggression Still others are victims of urinary incontinence due to trauma It is also an opportunity to take a look at the remarkable work carried out by these social agents and protection actors who day after day in the Transit and Orientation Centers CTO work together with these children to re teach them sometimes simple gestures of everyday life Here these children spend about three months before being reunited with their families of course after risk assessment in the community with their parents Thus these social agents psychologists and other social workers carry out preparatory work upstream to assess protection risks in relation to the presence of armed groups against reprisals from the community itself Then there is the awareness stage for the acceptance of these children by the community before their social reintegration for a peaceful return and to avoid the stigmatization that would be a new factor in their return to the armed groups
    Ituri: 235 children removed from armed groups since the beginning of 2022 with the support of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
      The Child Protection Section CPS of the Mission in the DRC announced on Tuesday September 13 2022 in Bunia Ituri that it had facilitated the withdrawal of 235 children from armed groups in this province These children had been detained in the ranks of the armed groups since January 2021 The announcement was made at a two day workshop on the validation of the operational plan for the Demobilization Disarmament and Reintegration of children The plan foresees among other things the establishment of listening clubs for children spaces for children s friends or even transition families that serve as temporary reception centers for demobilized children The workshop which brought together various partners working on the protection of children s rights state actors FARDC PNC and United Nations agencies UNICEF UNHCR and CPS MONUSCO aimed to involve all these partners in the efforts to hand over the children who are still in the bush so that they can rejoin civilian life and enjoy their right to education The NGOs for the defense and protection of children s rights that participated in this workshop urged the government to put more pressure on the leaders of the armed groups favorable to the peace process so that they release the other detained children for their reintegration into civilian life Reintegrating children into the community A child s place is not in an armed group or an army but in the family or at school said Jean Muzama head of MONUSCO s child protection section in Bunia Sometimes it is after the clashes between the army and the militiamen that we recover these children In other cases we collect them from the military prosecutor s office to hand them over to UNICEF which then handles their reunification with their families Our mandate is also to recover children who escape from armed groups by their own means Once we collect them we do screenings interviews and other verifications to make sure that they really are children This work involves discussions with armed groups with all the risks you can imagine he explained Children recovered by CPS MONUSCO are handed over to UNICEF for care reunification and reintegration into the community According to Jean Muzama there would still be between 30 and 40 of children within the various armed groups active in Ituri province A situation that negatively impacts the communities from which these children are recruited Some are forced to join these militias as part of the war effort imposed on their parents by armed groups who make them believe they are taking up arms to defend their communities Other children simply follow their comrades for lack of occupation and opportunity for social supervision Still others are recruited for economic reasons the lure of profit The many cattle raids during militia raids looting and other extortion carried out by the rebels attract children who find a way to feed themselves says an anonymous source A consolidated plan tailored to the needs of DDR children In almost every village in the Djugu Irumu Mambasa Mahagi and Aru territories youth and children are forced to join armed groups to increase their numbers The paradox is that the communities from which these children come become victims of the violence and abuse of their own children used by these same armed groups The operational plan for the Demobilization Disarmament and Reintegration of children DDR children aims to be a tool better still a guide adapted to the operational framework of DDR children that takes into account the capacities and opportunities to respond to the needs of demobilization of children in Ituri This is an important tool insofar as it allows the actors to work together on two issues the first related to the community aspect and the second to stabilization It also makes it possible to identify the actors and their capacities in terms for example of trained agents who can facilitate the departure of children from armed groups but also of opportunities in terms of psychosocial care structures for victims of sexual violence including schools playgrounds host families etc present in the different areas to receive and care for the children after they have left the armed groups Finally this plan is a consensual guide that accurately traces the cartography of all the actors involved in DDR children their role and the reference circuit in each territory and in the city for the care and socioeconomic reintegration of children Namely the children of the armed groups MONUSCO through the Child Protection section plays an important role in the process of separation and withdrawal of children from armed groups before and during the actual demobilization phase of members of armed groups It organizes bilateral discussions sometimes with the commanders of the armed groups to make them aware of the unconditional release of children who are within their groups sometimes with community leaders for the reception and acceptance of these children In general MONUSCO is working to ensure that there are no children within the various armed groups by changing their behavior so that they no longer recruit children into their ranks Between nightmares and traumas a ray of hope Happy to find freedom and an almost normal life at the end of this hell these children released from armed groups do not hide the pleasure of having escaped death Among the many success stories of these children released from armed groups in 2008 is that of Eric first name used for security reasons He was able to go to school until he got a college degree Married father of two children he is now a staff member of one of the organizations that monitor and support the children of the armed groups in Bunia He says he is proud to contribute to the recovery of these children who escaped death However not everyone will have the same luck According to testimonies of his supervisors many have nightmares at night others show signs of aggression Still others are victims of urinary incontinence due to trauma It is also an opportunity to take a look at the remarkable work carried out by these social agents and protection actors who day after day in the Transit and Orientation Centers CTO work together with these children to re teach them sometimes simple gestures of everyday life Here these children spend about three months before being reunited with their families of course after risk assessment in the community with their parents Thus these social agents psychologists and other social workers carry out preparatory work upstream to assess protection risks in relation to the presence of armed groups against reprisals from the community itself Then there is the awareness stage for the acceptance of these children by the community before their social reintegration for a peaceful return and to avoid the stigmatization that would be a new factor in their return to the armed groups
    Ituri: 235 children removed from armed groups since the beginning of 2022 with the support of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)
    Africa2 months ago

    Ituri: 235 children removed from armed groups since the beginning of 2022 with the support of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO)

    The Child Protection Section (CPS) of the Mission in the DRC announced on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in Bunia, Ituri, that it had facilitated the withdrawal of 235 children from armed groups in this province.

    These children had been detained in the ranks of the armed groups since January 2021.

    The announcement was made at a two-day workshop on the validation of the operational plan for the Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration of children.

    The plan foresees, among other things, the establishment of listening clubs for children, spaces for children's friends or even transition families that serve as temporary reception centers for demobilized children.

    The workshop, which brought together various partners working on the protection of children's rights, state actors, FARDC, PNC and United Nations agencies (UNICEF, UNHCR) and CPS MONUSCO, aimed to involve all these partners in the efforts to hand over the children who are still in the bush so that they can rejoin civilian life and enjoy their right to education.

    The NGOs for the defense and protection of children's rights that participated in this workshop urged the government to put more pressure on the leaders of the armed groups favorable to the peace process so that they release the other detained children for their reintegration into civilian life.

    Reintegrating children into the community "A child's place is not in an armed group or an army, but in the family or at school," said Jean Muzama, head of MONUSCO's child protection section in Bunia.

    “Sometimes it is after the clashes between the army and the militiamen that we recover these children.

    In other cases, we collect them from the military prosecutor's office to hand them over to UNICEF, which then handles their reunification.

    [with their families].

    Our mandate is also to recover children who escape from armed groups by their own means.

    Once we collect them, we do screenings, interviews and other verifications, to make sure that they really are children… This work involves discussions with armed groups, with all the risks you can imagine,” he explained.

    Children recovered by CPS/MONUSCO are handed over to UNICEF for care, reunification, and reintegration into the community.

    According to Jean Muzama, there would still be between 30 and 40% of children within the various armed groups active in Ituri province.

    A situation that negatively impacts the communities from which these children are recruited.

    Some are forced to join these militias as part of the “war effort” imposed on their parents by armed groups who make them believe they are taking up arms to defend their communities.

    Other children simply follow their comrades, for lack of occupation and opportunity for social supervision.

    Still others are recruited for economic reasons: the lure of profit.

    "The many cattle raids during militia raids, looting and other extortion carried out by the rebels attract children who find a way to feed themselves," says an anonymous source.

    A consolidated plan tailored to the needs of DDR children In almost every village in the Djugu, Irumu, Mambasa, Mahagi and Aru territories, youth and children are forced to join armed groups to increase their numbers.

    The paradox is that the communities from which these children come become victims of the violence and abuse of their own children used by these same armed groups.

    The operational plan for the Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration of children (DDR-children) aims to be a tool, better still, a guide adapted to the operational framework of DDR-children that takes into account the capacities and opportunities to respond to the needs of demobilization of children in Ituri.

    This is an important tool insofar as it allows the actors to work together on two issues, the first related to the community aspect and the second to stabilization.

    It also makes it possible to identify the actors and their capacities in terms, for example, of trained agents who can facilitate the departure of children from armed groups, but also of opportunities in terms of psychosocial care structures for victims of sexual violence.

    (including schools, playgrounds, host families, etc.) present in the different areas to receive and care for the children after they have left the armed groups.

    Finally, this plan is a consensual guide that accurately traces the cartography of all the actors involved in DDR-children, their role and the reference circuit in each territory and in the city for the care and socioeconomic reintegration of children.

    Namely, the children of the armed groups.

    MONUSCO, through the Child Protection section, plays an important role in the process of separation and withdrawal of children from armed groups before and during the actual demobilization phase of members of armed groups.

    It organizes bilateral discussions, sometimes with the commanders of the armed groups to make them aware of the unconditional release of children who are within their groups, sometimes with community leaders for the reception and acceptance of these children.

    In general, MONUSCO is working to ensure that there are no children within the various armed groups by changing their behavior so that they no longer recruit children into their ranks.

    Between nightmares and traumas, a ray of hope...

    Happy to find freedom and an "almost normal" life at the end of this "hell", these children released from armed groups do not hide the pleasure of having "escaped death".

    ".

    Among the many "success stories" of these children released from armed groups (in 2008), is that of Eric (first name used for security reasons).

    He was able to go to school until he got a college degree.

    Married, father of two children, he is now a staff member of one of the organizations that monitor and support the children of the armed groups in Bunia.

    He says he is proud to contribute to the recovery of these children who escaped death...

    However, not everyone will have the same luck.

    According to testimonies of his supervisors, many have nightmares at night, others show signs of aggression.

    Still others are victims of urinary incontinence due to trauma.

    It is also an opportunity to take a look at the remarkable work carried out by these social agents and protection actors who, day after day, in the Transit and Orientation Centers (CTO), work together with these children to re-teach them, sometimes, simple gestures of everyday life.

    Here, these children spend about three months, before being reunited with their families, of course, after risk assessment in the community with their parents.

    Thus, these social agents (psychologists and other social workers) carry out preparatory work upstream to assess protection risks in relation to the presence of armed groups against reprisals from the community itself.

    Then there is the awareness stage for the acceptance of these children by the community before their social reintegration for a peaceful return and to avoid the stigmatization that would be a new factor in their return to the armed groups.

  •   As Mozambique seeks to put its violent past behind it a UN led program is supporting efforts to reintegrate ex combatants and give them the opportunity to lead productive and peaceful lives in their communities Benjamin wants peace An ex combatant of RENAMO National Resistance of Mozambique he dreams of going back to work in his field in the district of Cheringoma province of Sofala Like other ex combatants in central Mozambique he hopes to grow his own vegetables maize beans and cassava and possibly raise chickens and goats Just a few months ago Benjamin became one of thousands of former RENAMO combatants participating in a disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR process DDR is a central component of the Maputo Agreement the peace agreement between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO which formally ended decades of conflict and insecurity and brought communities together when it was signed in 2019 Through participatory processes community members including ex combatants will be able to participate in local development planning exercises We are very happy to be back Now Benjamin is learning new skills alongside members of the community he left more than 20 years ago and reconnecting with his family From the moment my siblings and I begin our reintegration into the community and society I feel a sense of relief and happiness We are very happy to be back says Benjamin Since we arrived in the community there have been no problems They have welcomed me like a brother Gal cio Ant nio head of the Nhamaze Administrative Advance in the Gorongosa district confirms Benjamin s feelings and the importance of reconciliation They re back and they re producing again he declares They are educating their children they are integrating into social life they are participating in the community The UN s role in the program is to support authorities in strengthening the inclusion of local voices in planning and budgeting exercises as a solid foundation for promoting lasting peace national reconciliation and inclusive sustainable development Through the program local authorities listen to the voices and needs of local communities by defining and selecting the essential infrastructure and public services that the districts themselves will provide to their communities to promote local sustainable development and adaptation to climate change Benjamin s hopes are similar to those of other ex combatants and communities affected by the conflict in Mozambique they want to build new and productive lives for themselves their families and their communities By supporting these dreams in practical ways the UN helps them create a better future for Mozambique I am very happy the community is happy says Benjamin This peace must continue This is our will The name has been changed
    From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique
      As Mozambique seeks to put its violent past behind it a UN led program is supporting efforts to reintegrate ex combatants and give them the opportunity to lead productive and peaceful lives in their communities Benjamin wants peace An ex combatant of RENAMO National Resistance of Mozambique he dreams of going back to work in his field in the district of Cheringoma province of Sofala Like other ex combatants in central Mozambique he hopes to grow his own vegetables maize beans and cassava and possibly raise chickens and goats Just a few months ago Benjamin became one of thousands of former RENAMO combatants participating in a disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR process DDR is a central component of the Maputo Agreement the peace agreement between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO which formally ended decades of conflict and insecurity and brought communities together when it was signed in 2019 Through participatory processes community members including ex combatants will be able to participate in local development planning exercises We are very happy to be back Now Benjamin is learning new skills alongside members of the community he left more than 20 years ago and reconnecting with his family From the moment my siblings and I begin our reintegration into the community and society I feel a sense of relief and happiness We are very happy to be back says Benjamin Since we arrived in the community there have been no problems They have welcomed me like a brother Gal cio Ant nio head of the Nhamaze Administrative Advance in the Gorongosa district confirms Benjamin s feelings and the importance of reconciliation They re back and they re producing again he declares They are educating their children they are integrating into social life they are participating in the community The UN s role in the program is to support authorities in strengthening the inclusion of local voices in planning and budgeting exercises as a solid foundation for promoting lasting peace national reconciliation and inclusive sustainable development Through the program local authorities listen to the voices and needs of local communities by defining and selecting the essential infrastructure and public services that the districts themselves will provide to their communities to promote local sustainable development and adaptation to climate change Benjamin s hopes are similar to those of other ex combatants and communities affected by the conflict in Mozambique they want to build new and productive lives for themselves their families and their communities By supporting these dreams in practical ways the UN helps them create a better future for Mozambique I am very happy the community is happy says Benjamin This peace must continue This is our will The name has been changed
    From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique
    Africa5 months ago

    From fighting to farming: Supporting peacebuilding in Mozambique

    As Mozambique seeks to put its violent past behind it, a UN-led program is supporting efforts to reintegrate ex-combatants and give them the opportunity to lead productive and peaceful lives in their communities.

    Benjamin* wants peace. An ex-combatant of RENAMO (National Resistance of Mozambique), he dreams of going back to work in his field, in the district of Cheringoma, province of Sofala.

    Like other ex-combatants in central Mozambique, he hopes to grow his own vegetables, maize, beans and cassava, and possibly raise chickens and goats.

    Just a few months ago, Benjamin became one of thousands of former RENAMO combatants participating in a “disarmament, demobilization and reintegration” (DDR) process.

    DDR is a central component of the Maputo Agreement, the peace agreement between the Government of Mozambique and RENAMO, which formally ended decades of conflict and insecurity, and brought communities together when it was signed in 2019.

    Through participatory processes, community members, including ex-combatants, will be able to participate in local development planning exercises.

    We are very happy to be back.

    Now Benjamin is learning new skills alongside members of the community he left more than 20 years ago and reconnecting with his family.

    “From the moment my siblings and I begin our reintegration into the community and society, I feel a sense of relief and happiness. We are very happy to be back”, says Benjamin. “Since we arrived in the community, there have been no problems; They have welcomed me like a brother.”

    Galício António, head of the Nhamaze Administrative Advance in the Gorongosa district, confirms Benjamin's feelings and the importance of reconciliation. “They're back, and they're producing again,” he declares. They are educating their children, they are integrating into social life, they are participating in the community.”

    The UN's role in the program is to support authorities in strengthening the inclusion of local voices in planning and budgeting exercises, as a solid foundation for promoting lasting peace, national reconciliation and inclusive sustainable development.

    Through the program, local authorities listen to the voices and needs of local communities by defining and selecting the essential infrastructure and public services that the districts themselves will provide to their communities to promote local sustainable development and adaptation to climate change.

    Benjamin's hopes are similar to those of other ex-combatants and communities affected by the conflict in Mozambique: they want to build new and productive lives for themselves, their families and their communities. By supporting these dreams in practical ways, the UN helps them create a better future for Mozambique.

    "I am very happy; the community is happy," says Benjamin. "This peace must continue. This is our will."

    *The name has been changed.

  •   The Democratic Republic of the Congo has adopted a national strategy for the implementation of the Demobilization Disarmament Community Recovery and Stabilization Program P DDRCS for ex combatants The appropriation ceremony for this program took place during a workshop chaired by Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge in Kinshasa on March 17 The national strategy is a technical tool of the Congolese Government Its main objective is the stabilization and security of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo This strategy contained in the P DRRSC is led by the Head of State The program is based on five main pillars including conflict resolution restoration of state authority and security economic recovery and community reintegration stabilization economic and social development as well as communication and awareness in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo The adoption of the strategy marks an important step forward for the DRC given the absence of a national DDR program in the country for several years In his opening remarks Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde stressed that the government is committed to this process with MONUSCO which is in the withdrawal phase This strategy constitutes an important tool that will allow us to assume the tasks of the Mission after its total and effective departure from the country he stated In his speech the coordinator of the P DRRSC praised the collaboration and involvement of MONUSCO through its firm commitment and unconditional support in the development of the project and in the implementation and organization of various field activities in the provinces MONUSCO provided us with important technical support for the development of this national strategy which today is the subject of discussion he stressed In the same vein he also thanked the participation of the UN experts from New York for their contribution to the drafting of the 100 page document Decentralization the innovative element at the heart of the P DRRSC The P DDRSC coordinator also said that this new program has several innovations compared to the previous three in the past Reference was made to DDR1 DDR2 and DDR3 whose results are mixed according to him P DDRSC draws its strength from the mistakes and flaws of previous programs he argued One of its key innovative elements is the decentralization of decision making Powers are delegated to provincial governors including territorial and local authorities To this must be added the active participation of civil society at all levels and even of local communities who are victims of the activism of armed groups In his confession Mr Tommy Tambwe revealed that these stakeholders were not included in the previous three programmes This time we wanted at all costs to correct these errors he affirmed before arguing that this strategy takes into account the real needs of the communities with the principle In the community For the community and With the community MONUSCO reiterates its commitment to the Congolese Government Participating in the Kinshasa meeting Bintou Keita Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC welcomes the adoption of a harmonized program for peacebuilding carried out in and by communities and that integrates stabilization as an approach that integrates dialogue conflict transformation restoration of state authority DDR community reintegration and community recovery For the head of MONUSCO the absence of a DDR program has been felt for years in the country This has resulted in a proliferation of armed groups as well as the recruitment and in some cases the re recruitment of thousands of men and women In addition to that there are also children who have lived through the horrors of conflict he said Echoing the statement of the program coordinator the head of MONUSCO recalled the vision of the PDDRCS which is in the community with the community and for the community To this I would like to add by the community because the latter will carry the heavy task of seeking locally designed solutions to conflicts and the reintegration of ex combatants returnees and at risk youth and other marginalized people The populations have lived through years of conflict and destabilization and it is up to us to take the reins in the search for solutions to the conflicts and to become actors in the development of their respective communities he insisted He also reiterated the will and commitment of the United Nations to support the Congolese State in the implementation of this new national strategy Several government financial and technical partners participated in the discussions on the new national strategy At the end of the day the program was amended and unanimously adopted It will be presented to the steering committee headed by the Head of State for validation
    Democratic Republic of Congo: MONUSCO Supports the New Demobilization Program for Ex-combatants
      The Democratic Republic of the Congo has adopted a national strategy for the implementation of the Demobilization Disarmament Community Recovery and Stabilization Program P DDRCS for ex combatants The appropriation ceremony for this program took place during a workshop chaired by Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge in Kinshasa on March 17 The national strategy is a technical tool of the Congolese Government Its main objective is the stabilization and security of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo This strategy contained in the P DRRSC is led by the Head of State The program is based on five main pillars including conflict resolution restoration of state authority and security economic recovery and community reintegration stabilization economic and social development as well as communication and awareness in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo The adoption of the strategy marks an important step forward for the DRC given the absence of a national DDR program in the country for several years In his opening remarks Prime Minister Jean Michel Sama Lukonde stressed that the government is committed to this process with MONUSCO which is in the withdrawal phase This strategy constitutes an important tool that will allow us to assume the tasks of the Mission after its total and effective departure from the country he stated In his speech the coordinator of the P DRRSC praised the collaboration and involvement of MONUSCO through its firm commitment and unconditional support in the development of the project and in the implementation and organization of various field activities in the provinces MONUSCO provided us with important technical support for the development of this national strategy which today is the subject of discussion he stressed In the same vein he also thanked the participation of the UN experts from New York for their contribution to the drafting of the 100 page document Decentralization the innovative element at the heart of the P DRRSC The P DDRSC coordinator also said that this new program has several innovations compared to the previous three in the past Reference was made to DDR1 DDR2 and DDR3 whose results are mixed according to him P DDRSC draws its strength from the mistakes and flaws of previous programs he argued One of its key innovative elements is the decentralization of decision making Powers are delegated to provincial governors including territorial and local authorities To this must be added the active participation of civil society at all levels and even of local communities who are victims of the activism of armed groups In his confession Mr Tommy Tambwe revealed that these stakeholders were not included in the previous three programmes This time we wanted at all costs to correct these errors he affirmed before arguing that this strategy takes into account the real needs of the communities with the principle In the community For the community and With the community MONUSCO reiterates its commitment to the Congolese Government Participating in the Kinshasa meeting Bintou Keita Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in the DRC welcomes the adoption of a harmonized program for peacebuilding carried out in and by communities and that integrates stabilization as an approach that integrates dialogue conflict transformation restoration of state authority DDR community reintegration and community recovery For the head of MONUSCO the absence of a DDR program has been felt for years in the country This has resulted in a proliferation of armed groups as well as the recruitment and in some cases the re recruitment of thousands of men and women In addition to that there are also children who have lived through the horrors of conflict he said Echoing the statement of the program coordinator the head of MONUSCO recalled the vision of the PDDRCS which is in the community with the community and for the community To this I would like to add by the community because the latter will carry the heavy task of seeking locally designed solutions to conflicts and the reintegration of ex combatants returnees and at risk youth and other marginalized people The populations have lived through years of conflict and destabilization and it is up to us to take the reins in the search for solutions to the conflicts and to become actors in the development of their respective communities he insisted He also reiterated the will and commitment of the United Nations to support the Congolese State in the implementation of this new national strategy Several government financial and technical partners participated in the discussions on the new national strategy At the end of the day the program was amended and unanimously adopted It will be presented to the steering committee headed by the Head of State for validation
    Democratic Republic of Congo: MONUSCO Supports the New Demobilization Program for Ex-combatants
    Africa8 months ago

    Democratic Republic of Congo: MONUSCO Supports the New Demobilization Program for Ex-combatants

    The Democratic Republic of the Congo has adopted a national strategy for the implementation of the Demobilization, Disarmament, Community Recovery and Stabilization Program (P-DDRCS) for ex-combatants. The appropriation ceremony for this program took place during a workshop chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge in Kinshasa on March 17.

    The national strategy is a technical tool of the Congolese Government. Its main objective is the stabilization and security of the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This strategy contained in the P-DRRSC is led by the Head of State.

    The program is based on five main pillars, including conflict resolution, restoration of state authority and security, economic recovery and community reintegration, stabilization, economic and social development, as well as communication and awareness in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

    The adoption of the strategy marks an important step forward for the DRC, given the absence of a national DDR program in the country for several years.

    In his opening remarks, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde stressed that the government is committed to this process with MONUSCO, which is in the withdrawal phase.

    "This strategy constitutes an important tool that will allow us to assume the tasks of the Mission after its total and effective departure from the country," he stated.

    In his speech, the coordinator of the P-DRRSC praised the collaboration and involvement of MONUSCO through its firm commitment and unconditional support in the development of the project and in the implementation and organization of various field activities in the provinces. “MONUSCO provided us with important technical support for the development of this national strategy, which today is the subject of discussion,” he stressed.

    In the same vein, he also thanked the participation of the UN experts from New York for their contribution to the drafting of the 100-page document.

    Decentralization, the innovative element at the heart of the P-DRRSC

    The P-DDRSC coordinator also said that this new program has several innovations compared to the previous three in the past. Reference was made to DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 whose results are mixed, according to him.

    "P-DDRSC draws its strength from the mistakes and flaws of previous programs," he argued. One of its key innovative elements is the decentralization of decision-making.

    Powers are delegated to provincial governors, including territorial and local authorities. To this must be added the active participation of civil society at all levels and even of local communities who are victims of the activism of armed groups.

    In his confession, Mr. Tommy Tambwe revealed that these stakeholders were not included in the previous three programmes. "This time we wanted at all costs to correct these errors," he affirmed, before arguing that this strategy takes into account the real needs of the communities, with the principle: In the community, For the community and With the community.

    MONUSCO reiterates its commitment to the Congolese Government

    Participating in the Kinshasa meeting, Bintou Keita, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in the DRC, welcomes the adoption of a harmonized program for peacebuilding carried out in and by communities, and that integrates stabilization as an approach that integrates dialogue, conflict transformation, restoration of state authority, DDR, community reintegration, and community recovery.

    For the head of MONUSCO, the absence of a DDR program has been felt for years in the country. This has resulted in a proliferation of armed groups, as well as the recruitment and, in some cases, the “re-recruitment”, of thousands of men and women. In addition to that, there are also children who have lived through the horrors of conflict, he said.

    Echoing the statement of the program coordinator, the head of MONUSCO recalled the vision of the PDDRCS which is: in the community, with the community and for the community. “To this I would like to add “by the community”, because the latter will carry the heavy task of seeking locally designed solutions to conflicts and the reintegration of ex-combatants, returnees and at-risk youth and other marginalized people. The populations have lived through years of conflict and destabilization, and it is up to us to take the reins in the search for solutions to the conflicts and to become actors in the development of their respective communities”, he insisted.

    He also reiterated the will and commitment of the United Nations to support the Congolese State in the implementation of this new national strategy.

    Several government financial and technical partners participated in the discussions on the new national strategy.

    At the end of the day, the program was amended and unanimously adopted. It will be presented to the steering committee headed by the Head of State for validation.

  •   Of the active participation of the communaut s cette activit que leur a mieux permits understand the missions Assign es la policia BANGUI Central African Republic January 15 2022 APO Group In appui la mise en uvre du Program for the Reduction of Community Violence CVR5 the DDR Section Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration of the MINUSCA of Bouar organized le jeudi 13 janvier Bawi a session of community dialogue between the forces of security int rieure et les communaut s sous la pr sidence du sous pr fet de Baoro Daniel Kpassinam Rassemblant 30 participants no 2 policemen 2 gendarmes 7 women and 19 leaders of communities and groups of localities of Bawi Baoro and the environment ce dialog communinautaire a servi de cadre de d changes aux participants pour s informer sur les r les et responsabilit s de la police et de la gendarmerie dans l am lioration de l environnement s curitaire The discussions ont galement port sur l appui que les communaut s peuvent aporter aux forces de securit int rieure dans the conduite des missions de securisation dans sous pr fecture de Baoro In the issue of the communautaire dialogue session the sous pr fet of Baoro Daniel Kpassinam s est r joui de la Participation Active des communaut s cette activit que leur a mieux permis comprendre les missions Assign es la Police et la gendarmerie Il a galement reveal le souhait des communaut s de voir les forces de securit int rieure become une police de proximit que vers les Populations afin de s querir de leurs nouvelles On the sidelines of this community dialogue session the DDR team organizes a community awareness session or awareness messages on social cohesion peace and security within communities Finally this mission is the occasion to register 53 beneficiaries of the CVR5 program with 23 women and proceed to visit a site to serve the construction of a school in the cadre of stabilization actions des communaut s et de prevention des conflits The Community Violence Reduction Program CVR5 is a MINUSCA initiative that promotes dialogue between communities and internal security forces to improve security and contribute to the protection of populations The current supporter of the National Program for Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration and Rapatriation PNDDRR is in operation for the Central African Government to restore the country in the Central African Republic
    A Bawi, la MINUSCA œuvre à instaurer un climat de confiance entre les forces de sécurité intérieure et les communautés
      Of the active participation of the communaut s cette activit que leur a mieux permits understand the missions Assign es la policia BANGUI Central African Republic January 15 2022 APO Group In appui la mise en uvre du Program for the Reduction of Community Violence CVR5 the DDR Section Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration of the MINUSCA of Bouar organized le jeudi 13 janvier Bawi a session of community dialogue between the forces of security int rieure et les communaut s sous la pr sidence du sous pr fet de Baoro Daniel Kpassinam Rassemblant 30 participants no 2 policemen 2 gendarmes 7 women and 19 leaders of communities and groups of localities of Bawi Baoro and the environment ce dialog communinautaire a servi de cadre de d changes aux participants pour s informer sur les r les et responsabilit s de la police et de la gendarmerie dans l am lioration de l environnement s curitaire The discussions ont galement port sur l appui que les communaut s peuvent aporter aux forces de securit int rieure dans the conduite des missions de securisation dans sous pr fecture de Baoro In the issue of the communautaire dialogue session the sous pr fet of Baoro Daniel Kpassinam s est r joui de la Participation Active des communaut s cette activit que leur a mieux permis comprendre les missions Assign es la Police et la gendarmerie Il a galement reveal le souhait des communaut s de voir les forces de securit int rieure become une police de proximit que vers les Populations afin de s querir de leurs nouvelles On the sidelines of this community dialogue session the DDR team organizes a community awareness session or awareness messages on social cohesion peace and security within communities Finally this mission is the occasion to register 53 beneficiaries of the CVR5 program with 23 women and proceed to visit a site to serve the construction of a school in the cadre of stabilization actions des communaut s et de prevention des conflits The Community Violence Reduction Program CVR5 is a MINUSCA initiative that promotes dialogue between communities and internal security forces to improve security and contribute to the protection of populations The current supporter of the National Program for Disarmament Demobilization Reintegration and Rapatriation PNDDRR is in operation for the Central African Government to restore the country in the Central African Republic
    A Bawi, la MINUSCA œuvre à instaurer un climat de confiance entre les forces de sécurité intérieure et les communautés
    Africa11 months ago

    A Bawi, la MINUSCA œuvre à instaurer un climat de confiance entre les forces de sécurité intérieure et les communautés

    Of the active participation of the communautés à cette activité que leur a mieux permits understand the missions Assignées à la policia

    BANGUI, Central African Republic, January 15, 2022/APO Group/ --

    In appui à la mise en œuvre du Program for the Reduction of Community Violence (CVR5), the DDR Section (Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration) of the MINUSCA of Bouar organized le jeudi 13 janvier à Bawi a session of community dialogue between the forces of security intérieure et les communautés sous la présidence du sous-préfet de Baoro, Daniel Kpassinam.

    Rassemblant 30 participants no 2 policemen, 2 gendarmes, 7 women and 19 leaders of communities and groups of localities of Bawi, Baoro and the environment, ce dialog communinautaire a servi de cadre de d'échanges aux participants pour s'informer sur les rôles et responsabilités de la police et de la gendarmerie dans l'amélioration de l'environnement sécuritaire. The discussions ont également porté sur l'appui que les communautés peuvent aporter aux forces de securité intérieure dans the conduite des missions de securisation dans sous-préfecture de Baoro.

    In the issue of the communautaire dialogue session, the sous-préfet of Baoro, Daniel Kpassinam s'est réjoui « de la Participation Active des communautés à cette activité que leur a mieux permis comprendre les missions Assignées à la Police et à la gendarmerie". Il a également revealé «le souhait des communautés de voir les forces de securité intérieure become une police de proximité que vers les Populations afin de s'querir de leurs nouvelles. »

    On the sidelines of this community dialogue session, the DDR team organizes a community awareness session or awareness messages on social cohesion, peace and security within communities.

    Finally, this mission is the occasion to register 53 beneficiaries of the CVR5 program with 23 women and proceed to visit a site to serve the construction of a school in the cadre of stabilization actions des communautés et de prevention des conflits.

    The Community Violence Reduction Program (CVR5) is a MINUSCA initiative that promotes dialogue between communities and internal security forces to improve security and contribute to the protection of populations. The current supporter of the National Program for Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration and Rapatriation (PNDDRR) is in operation for the Central African Government to restore the country in the Central African Republic.

  •   KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021 while its DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022 HONG KONG China November 10 2021 APO Group KLEVV www KLEVV com an emerging memory brand introduced by Essencore today announced the latest addition to its line of computer memory upgrades with the new series of DDR5 memory including standard DDR5 memory and the DDR5 series of overclocking gaming RGB memory KLEVV DDR5 memory offers the assurance of QVL testing with Z690 platforms from leading motherboard brands that support the latest 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake processors KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop and Laptop Memory exceptional compatibility KLEVV DDR5 standard desktop memory U DIMM will adopt SK Hynix chips and will first be released in 16GB capacity with JEDEC standard frequencies of 4800MHz CL40 40 40 at 1 1 consumption V energy efficient KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop Memory Kits have successfully passed QVL testing with Z690 motherboards from major partners including ASRock ASUS Gigabyte and MSI ensuring outstanding compatibility for PC builders Larger capacity 32 GB modules and standard notebook memory SO DIMM will follow soon KLEVV DDR5 Overclocking Gaming RGB memory series new colors and extreme speeds up to 6400 MHz Coming in 2022 the KLEVV DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series continues the exceptional and unique design of the current CRAS XR RGB with the addition of an all new white color tone to its RGB lighting effects ideal for enthusiasts looking to bring a spark of speed and intense color to their gaming setups The KLEVV DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will deliver extreme speeds of up to 6400 MHz The exact specifications will be announced at launch DDR5 Advances in a Next Generation Memory Standard DDR5 is the latest memory standard soon to be adopted by the PC ecosystem Its main improvements are greater capacities and considerably faster speeds compared to previous generation DDR technologies The new standard incorporates power management integrated circuit PMIC and matrix error correction code ODECC technology on the DIMM for the first time allowing KLEVV to adapt its memory designs for improved power efficiency stability and overclocking efficiency Product availability and where to buy KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021 while its DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022 Users can choose the latest DDR5 lines to go along with the flat ones next generation DDR5 forms KLEVV products are distributed by EVETECH Pty Ltd https bit ly 3koKuxB in South Africa All ranges are available in EVETECH online and offline stores Further information To watch KLEVV DDR5 video at https bit ly 3c2tXe4
    KLEVV unveils new DDR5 standard and gaming memory
      KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021 while its DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022 HONG KONG China November 10 2021 APO Group KLEVV www KLEVV com an emerging memory brand introduced by Essencore today announced the latest addition to its line of computer memory upgrades with the new series of DDR5 memory including standard DDR5 memory and the DDR5 series of overclocking gaming RGB memory KLEVV DDR5 memory offers the assurance of QVL testing with Z690 platforms from leading motherboard brands that support the latest 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake processors KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop and Laptop Memory exceptional compatibility KLEVV DDR5 standard desktop memory U DIMM will adopt SK Hynix chips and will first be released in 16GB capacity with JEDEC standard frequencies of 4800MHz CL40 40 40 at 1 1 consumption V energy efficient KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop Memory Kits have successfully passed QVL testing with Z690 motherboards from major partners including ASRock ASUS Gigabyte and MSI ensuring outstanding compatibility for PC builders Larger capacity 32 GB modules and standard notebook memory SO DIMM will follow soon KLEVV DDR5 Overclocking Gaming RGB memory series new colors and extreme speeds up to 6400 MHz Coming in 2022 the KLEVV DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series continues the exceptional and unique design of the current CRAS XR RGB with the addition of an all new white color tone to its RGB lighting effects ideal for enthusiasts looking to bring a spark of speed and intense color to their gaming setups The KLEVV DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will deliver extreme speeds of up to 6400 MHz The exact specifications will be announced at launch DDR5 Advances in a Next Generation Memory Standard DDR5 is the latest memory standard soon to be adopted by the PC ecosystem Its main improvements are greater capacities and considerably faster speeds compared to previous generation DDR technologies The new standard incorporates power management integrated circuit PMIC and matrix error correction code ODECC technology on the DIMM for the first time allowing KLEVV to adapt its memory designs for improved power efficiency stability and overclocking efficiency Product availability and where to buy KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021 while its DDR5 overclocking gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022 Users can choose the latest DDR5 lines to go along with the flat ones next generation DDR5 forms KLEVV products are distributed by EVETECH Pty Ltd https bit ly 3koKuxB in South Africa All ranges are available in EVETECH online and offline stores Further information To watch KLEVV DDR5 video at https bit ly 3c2tXe4
    KLEVV unveils new DDR5 standard and gaming memory
    Africa1 year ago

    KLEVV unveils new DDR5 standard and gaming memory

    KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021, while its DDR5 overclocking / gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022

    HONG KONG, China, November 10, 2021 / APO Group / -

    KLEVV (www.KLEVV.com), an emerging memory brand introduced by Essencore, today announced the latest addition to its line of computer memory upgrades with the new series of DDR5 memory, including standard DDR5 memory and the DDR5 series of overclocking / gaming RGB memory. KLEVV DDR5 memory offers the assurance of QVL testing with Z690 platforms from leading motherboard brands that support the latest 12th Generation Intel “Alder Lake” processors.

    KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop and Laptop Memory: exceptional compatibility

    KLEVV DDR5 standard desktop memory (U-DIMM) will adopt SK Hynix chips and will first be released in 16GB capacity with JEDEC standard frequencies of 4800MHz CL40-40-40 at 1.1 consumption. V energy efficient. KLEVV DDR5 Standard Desktop Memory Kits have successfully passed QVL testing with Z690 motherboards from major partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI, ensuring outstanding compatibility for PC builders. Larger capacity 32 GB modules and standard notebook memory (SO-DIMM) will follow soon.

    KLEVV DDR5 Overclocking / Gaming RGB memory series: new colors and extreme speeds up to 6400 MHz

    Coming in 2022, the KLEVV DDR5 overclocking / gaming memory series continues the exceptional and unique design of the current CRAS XR RGB, with the addition of an all new white color tone to its RGB lighting effects; ideal for enthusiasts looking to bring a spark of speed and intense color to their gaming setups. The KLEVV DDR5 overclocking / gaming memory series will deliver extreme speeds of up to 6400 MHz. The exact specifications will be announced at launch.

    DDR5: Advances in a Next-Generation Memory Standard

    DDR5 is the latest memory standard soon to be adopted by the PC ecosystem. Its main improvements are greater capacities and considerably faster speeds compared to previous generation DDR technologies. The new standard incorporates power management integrated circuit (PMIC) and matrix error correction code (ODECC) technology on the DIMM for the first time, allowing KLEVV to adapt its memory designs for improved power efficiency, stability and overclocking efficiency.

    Product availability and where to buy

    KLEVV DDR5 standard memory will go into production by the end of Q4 2021, while its DDR5 overclocking / gaming memory series will be introduced in early 2022. Users can choose the latest DDR5 lines to go along with the flat ones. -next generation DDR5 forms.

    KLEVV products are distributed by EVETECH (Pty) Ltd (https://bit.ly/3koKuxB). in South Africa. All ranges are available in EVETECH online and offline stores.

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  •   Unanimously the participants recognized that women s rights are still relevant KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo October 27 2021 APO Group In Goma North Kivu the MONUSCO field office celebrated Monday October 25 2021 the International Day of the United Nations One of the highlights of this commemoration was a round table on the theme Women Peace and Security Four specialized agencies of the United Nations system UNICEF UNHCR FUNUAP and UN Women took part in the debates in which some thirty women s associations and local media also participated Most of the speakers started from the observation that women are affected in several ways by armed conflicts insofar as they can be both victims of violence and combatants or members voluntary or not of the armed forces They are also potential actors in all phases of the conflict in particular in peace security sector reform and disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR processes as well as in reconstruction and development policies Unanimously the participants recognized that women s rights are still relevant hence the need to analyze during the work the obstacles that continue to hamper the full participation of women in peace processes in the DRC in general and in North Kivu in particular In total the theme Women Peace and Security allowed participants to appreciate the incredible efforts made by women and girls in North Kivu to shape a more equal future and recovery but also to become aware of the challenges which remain to be addressed as well as the opportunities that are offered to achieve them The quality of the interventions demonstrated that women play a leading role in peacebuilding and in conflict prevention and resolution and that their participation is essential The participants recommend that women occupy decision making positions at all levels in national regional and international institutions and mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution
    Celebration of United Nations Day in Goma: women in the spotlight
      Unanimously the participants recognized that women s rights are still relevant KINSHASA Democratic Republic of Congo October 27 2021 APO Group In Goma North Kivu the MONUSCO field office celebrated Monday October 25 2021 the International Day of the United Nations One of the highlights of this commemoration was a round table on the theme Women Peace and Security Four specialized agencies of the United Nations system UNICEF UNHCR FUNUAP and UN Women took part in the debates in which some thirty women s associations and local media also participated Most of the speakers started from the observation that women are affected in several ways by armed conflicts insofar as they can be both victims of violence and combatants or members voluntary or not of the armed forces They are also potential actors in all phases of the conflict in particular in peace security sector reform and disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR processes as well as in reconstruction and development policies Unanimously the participants recognized that women s rights are still relevant hence the need to analyze during the work the obstacles that continue to hamper the full participation of women in peace processes in the DRC in general and in North Kivu in particular In total the theme Women Peace and Security allowed participants to appreciate the incredible efforts made by women and girls in North Kivu to shape a more equal future and recovery but also to become aware of the challenges which remain to be addressed as well as the opportunities that are offered to achieve them The quality of the interventions demonstrated that women play a leading role in peacebuilding and in conflict prevention and resolution and that their participation is essential The participants recommend that women occupy decision making positions at all levels in national regional and international institutions and mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution
    Celebration of United Nations Day in Goma: women in the spotlight
    Africa1 year ago

    Celebration of United Nations Day in Goma: women in the spotlight

    Unanimously, the participants recognized that women's rights are still relevant

    KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, October 27, 2021 / APO Group / -

    In Goma, North Kivu, the MONUSCO field office celebrated Monday, October 25, 2021 the International Day of the United Nations. One of the highlights of this commemoration was a round table on the theme “Women, Peace and Security”.

    Four specialized agencies of the United Nations system (UNICEF, UNHCR, FUNUAP and UN Women) took part in the debates in which some thirty women's associations and local media also participated.

    Most of the speakers started from the observation that women are affected in several ways by armed conflicts insofar as they can be both victims of violence and combatants or members, voluntary or not, of the armed forces.

    They are also potential actors in all phases of the conflict, in particular in peace, security sector reform and disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) processes, as well as in reconstruction and development policies.

    Unanimously, the participants recognized that women's rights are still relevant, hence the need to analyze, during the work, the obstacles that continue to hamper the full participation of women in peace processes. in the DRC in general and in North Kivu in particular.

    In total, the theme "Women, Peace and Security" allowed participants to appreciate the incredible efforts made by women and girls in North Kivu to shape a more equal future and recovery, but also to become aware of the challenges. which remain to be addressed. , as well as the opportunities that are offered to achieve them.

    The quality of the interventions demonstrated that women play a leading role in peacebuilding and in conflict prevention and resolution, and that their participation is essential.

    The participants recommend that women occupy decision-making positions at all levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for conflict prevention and resolution.

  •   I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya s path to peace and democracy GENEVA Switzerland October 8 2021 APO Group The Joint Military Commission JMC 5 5 today concluded a three day meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva where it agreed and signed a comprehensive action plan which will be the cornerstone of a progressive balanced and sequenced process of withdrawal of mercenaries foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory In accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement of 23 October 2020 the respective resolutions 2570 and 2571 2021 of the United Nations Security Council on Libya and the results of the Berlin Conference the Plan of Action is a nationally owned and operated instrument which is essential in helping Libyans regain their sovereignty and integrity maintain the peace stability and security of their country Welcoming the continued efforts of the 5 5 JMC the Special Envoy of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya UNSMIL J n Kubi welcomed the signing of the Action Plan describing it as another landmark achievement by the 5 5 JMC He said I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya s path to peace and democracy Today s agreement responds to the overwhelming demand of the Libyan people and creates a positive dynamic on which to build to move towards a stable and democratic stage in particular through the holding of free credible and transparent national elections December 24 with results accepted by all Coupled with the action plan the JMC is developing an implementation mechanism that calls for the gradual balanced and sequenced departure of all mercenaries foreign fighters and foreign forces The intention is to consult this plan with the international partners concerned including the Libyan neighbors and to seek their support and cooperation The United Nations applauds the patriotism and commitment of JMC members encouraging them to seize this opportunity to promote the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement through this plan of action including through the deployment of United Nations ceasefire observers expected to take place soon The UN calls on Member States to support the JMC 5 5 and the Libyan authorities in the implementation of this action plan and stands ready to support Libyan efforts in the implementation of the agreed action plan as well to unify the military institution and initiate disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR and security sector reform SSR processes in Libya
    United Nations welcomes JMC’s signature of action plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces
      I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya s path to peace and democracy GENEVA Switzerland October 8 2021 APO Group The Joint Military Commission JMC 5 5 today concluded a three day meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva where it agreed and signed a comprehensive action plan which will be the cornerstone of a progressive balanced and sequenced process of withdrawal of mercenaries foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory In accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement of 23 October 2020 the respective resolutions 2570 and 2571 2021 of the United Nations Security Council on Libya and the results of the Berlin Conference the Plan of Action is a nationally owned and operated instrument which is essential in helping Libyans regain their sovereignty and integrity maintain the peace stability and security of their country Welcoming the continued efforts of the 5 5 JMC the Special Envoy of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya UNSMIL J n Kubi welcomed the signing of the Action Plan describing it as another landmark achievement by the 5 5 JMC He said I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya s path to peace and democracy Today s agreement responds to the overwhelming demand of the Libyan people and creates a positive dynamic on which to build to move towards a stable and democratic stage in particular through the holding of free credible and transparent national elections December 24 with results accepted by all Coupled with the action plan the JMC is developing an implementation mechanism that calls for the gradual balanced and sequenced departure of all mercenaries foreign fighters and foreign forces The intention is to consult this plan with the international partners concerned including the Libyan neighbors and to seek their support and cooperation The United Nations applauds the patriotism and commitment of JMC members encouraging them to seize this opportunity to promote the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement through this plan of action including through the deployment of United Nations ceasefire observers expected to take place soon The UN calls on Member States to support the JMC 5 5 and the Libyan authorities in the implementation of this action plan and stands ready to support Libyan efforts in the implementation of the agreed action plan as well to unify the military institution and initiate disarmament demobilization and reintegration DDR and security sector reform SSR processes in Libya
    United Nations welcomes JMC’s signature of action plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces
    Africa1 year ago

    United Nations welcomes JMC’s signature of action plan for the withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces

    I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya's path to peace and democracy

    GENEVA, Switzerland, October 8, 2021 / APO Group / -

    The Joint Military Commission (JMC) 5 + 5 today concluded a three-day meeting at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, where it agreed and signed a comprehensive action plan, which will be the cornerstone of a progressive, balanced and sequenced process of withdrawal of mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces from Libyan territory. In accordance with the Ceasefire Agreement of 23 October 2020, the respective resolutions 2570 and 2571 (2021) of the United Nations Security Council on Libya, and the results of the Berlin Conference, the Plan of Action is a nationally owned and operated instrument, which is essential in helping Libyans regain their sovereignty and integrity, maintain the peace, stability and security of their country.

    Welcoming the continued efforts of the (5 + 5) JMC, the Special Envoy of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Ján Kubiŝ welcomed the signing of the Action Plan , describing it as “another landmark achievement by the 5 + 5 JMC. He said: “I am honored to witness this historic moment at this critical moment on Libya's path to peace and democracy. Today's agreement responds to the overwhelming demand of the Libyan people and creates a positive dynamic on which to build to move towards a stable and democratic stage, in particular through the holding of free, credible and transparent national elections. December 24, with results accepted by all.

    Coupled with the action plan, the JMC is developing an implementation mechanism that calls for the gradual, balanced and sequenced departure of all mercenaries, foreign fighters and foreign forces. The intention is to consult this plan with the international partners concerned, including the Libyan neighbors, and to seek their support and cooperation.

    The United Nations applauds the patriotism and commitment of JMC members, encouraging them to seize this opportunity to promote the full implementation of the Ceasefire Agreement through this plan of action, including through the deployment of United Nations ceasefire observers, expected to take place soon. The UN calls on Member States to support the JMC 5 + 5 and the Libyan authorities in the implementation of this action plan and stands ready to support Libyan efforts in the implementation of the agreed action plan as well. to unify the military institution and initiate disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) and security sector reform (SSR) processes in Libya.

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