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SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE - PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION OF 17 JULY


Journalists vote for peace during elections

The UN Human Rights Regional Representative for Central Africa has told journalists in Sao Tomé & Principe to play a positive role in the country’s electoral process so as to contribute effectively to consolidating its democracy. Mr. Ahowanou Agbessi was speaking in Sao Tomé on 26 May, at the opening of a two days training session for media professionals on elections coverage co-organized by the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) and the United Nations Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Central Africa (UNCHRD-CA). The UN official’s call to journalists comes as the country draws closer to the presidential election scheduled for 17 July.

 

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UN SECURITY COUNCIL


Call for the reinforcement of means and capacities of UNOCA

The 8th Report of the UN Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) will be introduced today 11 June to the Security Council by his Special Representative in the sub-region, Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily. In the report, Mr. Ban Ki-moon calls, inter alia, for increased logistics and for the reinforcement of the capacity of the Regional Office to enable it to meet its challenges, including those related to the regional impact of the attacks of Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin, maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea and the threat that continues to be posed by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). There is also, increasingly, the "growing security problems" generated by the electoral processes in some countries. The situation is worrying in view of the political agenda of the sub-region dominated, through 2018, by several crucial polls rendez-vous.

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FOOTBALL - AFRICAN CUP OF NATIONS 2015

UNOCA encourages teams to respect fair-play and the spirit of brotherhood 


The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, encourages the teams to observe fair-play and to keep up the spirit of brotherhood in the run of 30th Edition of the African Cup of Nations, from 17 January to 8 February 2015, in Equatorial Guinea. He also calls on supporters and soccer fans to show discipline; spare any acts of violence or thrilling that could compromise the good running of the competition.
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GABON - PRESERVATION OF SOCIAL PEACE


The United Nations encourages the political actors to dialogue


The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA), Mr. Abdoulaye Bathily, encourages Gabonese political actors to engage in dialogue to preserve social peace. During an audience with Prime Minister Daniel Ona Ondo on Monday 17 November, he emphasized this important factor, drawing the attention of the Government to some situations that may compromise the stability of the country. He expressed hope that all stakeholders will discuss the issue in order to consolidate the achievements of the 1990 National Conference and to find coordinated solutions to the challenges facing by the country and the subregion.

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