Posts Tagged ‘United Nations’

According to the BBC: The military in Nigeria has been accused of killing 1,000 civilians during an upsurge in operations against militants in the oil-rich Niger Delta. ‘They…bombard entire communities from the air, sea and land,’ said the Ijaw National Congress which represents the region’s largest ethnic group. A Nigerian military spokesman dismissed the allegations […]

Although the Arab-dominated Sudanese government initially threatened a return to fundamental Islamist rule in the predominantly Black country if any “citizen” showed support for the arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court for President Omar al-Bashir, who has ignored the warrant, it appears the government will allow its Black citizens in Darfur to starve […]

President Omar al-Bashir had already expelled humanitarian aid groups from Darfur, in reaction to an arrest warrant issued by the International Criminal Court charging him with war crimes and crimes against humanity, but now he’s allowing gunmen to engage U.N. and African Union peacekeepers in the city of Niyala, in the southern part of Darfur. A spokesperson […]

Emmanuel Rukundo, 50, a former military chaplain and Roman Catholic priest, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for genocide in Rwanda by a United Nations tribunal. The Hutu priest was found guilty of betraying Tutsi refugees hiding in a seminary to Hutu soldiers, who killed the refugees. Two other Hutu priests were given life […]

On Sunday, a suicide bomber in a car, and possibly another wearing a vest packed with explosives, attacked the military base of African Union peacekeepers in Somalia, killing 11 soldiers from Burundi and wounding 15. The Islamist Shabab militia claimed responsibility for the attack and boasts ties to Al Qaeda. The African Union sent peacekeeping troops […]