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Mali: Deadly convoy attack ‘tragic reminder’ of threats to peacekeepers

Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned a deadly attack on Wednesday against a UN Peacekeeping logistics convoy near the town of Kidal in northern Mali.  

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Peace and Security
Pandemic hampers progress to achieve universal energy access by 2030

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed progress towards universal access to electricity and clean cooking fuels and technology, and fallout from the war in Ukraine could result in further setbacks, according to a UN-backed report, published on Wednesday. 

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UNDP steps up efforts to keep Syrians off the daily breadline

As the Syria war enters its 12th year, the impact that the war in Ukraine is having on food security, is being felt by the most vulnerable Syrians, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said on Wednesday.

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Humanitarian Aid
Ukraine: At least two children killed in war every day, says UNICEF

In Ukraine, nearly 100 days since the Russian invasion, at least two children have been killed every day with many more injured, UN humanitarians said on Wednesday, the International Day for Protection of Children.

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Humanitarian Aid
Monkeypox transmission may have gone undetected ‘for some time’

Thirty non-endemic countries have reported more than 550 confirmed cases of monkeypox, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

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Somalia: ‘Dire and grim’ drought, impacting more than 7 million

Accompanying Somalia’s newly-appointed drought envoy on his first field visit, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official for the Horn of Africa country warned on Tuesday of the devastating outlook for millions of affected Somalis, amidst heightened risks of famine.

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Humanitarian Aid
Ukraine: ‘Perfect storm’ threatens economic devastation in developing world

Russia’s continued invasion of Ukraine is causing immense suffering and devastation there, but also creating a “perfect storm” which could devastate the economies of “many developing countries”, the UN chief warned on Wednesday.

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What is monkeypox and should businesses be worried??


As cases of monkeypox continue to be reported in non-endemic countries, and with businesses particularly on edge after just emerging from a two-year pandemic, we take a look at the spread of the virus, and if businesses - and people - should be concerned.


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Does Spain have an organised crime problem?


In this episode of The Insight, Senior Regional Intelligence Analyst for Europe at Intelligence Fusion, Matt Pratten, takes a look at Spain’s role as a hotbed for organised crime, and how it serves as a point of entry for drug and people smuggling into Europe, a point of origin for cannabis cultivation and distribution across the continent, and as a destination for trafficking and modern slavery.


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How open-source intelligence can shape your physical security


Across the world, threats are constantly evolving and business security risks are increasing. Your physical security strategy needs to be dynamic and fluid in order to identify, manage and respond to such a complex threat landscape. Read the full report to find out more.

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‘Kill the Bill’ explained: protests, policing and the PCSC bill


Discussing the increased powers that the PCSC bill grants police, especially with regards to policing protests, and the Kill the Bill protests that have sprung up in response, as activists argue that it represents a crackdown on the right to protest in the UK. 


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Intelligence Fusion's coverage over the past month features France's planned withdrawal from Mali, increasing attacks in South-West Nigeria, as well as the latest on crime and terrorism, politics and society from across the region.




    Highlighting the crime trends - including knife crime, thefts and assaults - the planned protest activity across the city, and shines a spotlight on the reported rise in anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the capital over the past 12 months.




      February's report features, among others, Central Asia's reaction to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the upcoming presidential elections in Turkmenistan, and tensions between the Afghan Taliban and their Central Asian neighbours.. 




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        As the rate of deforestation in Colombia rises at an alarming rate, we take a closer look at the multifaceted risks posed by environmental crimes.


        In this blog, Regional Analyst Marta Garcia-Ruiz provides an insight into the drivers behind the surge in deforestation as well as the links to continued unrest in the region, and the impact on businesses operating in the region.

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        Daily update  June 2, 2022

        UN Women's engagement in support of counter terrorism and prevention of violent extremism - World
        ... the importance of having a proactive gender-responsive framework for countering terrorism (CT) and preventing violent extremism (PVE).
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        Australia Is Not the United States, but We Cannot Dismiss the Rise of Right-Wing Extremism
        First, how should Australians understand the threat of attacks motivated by far-right extremist ideology? The short answer is that we cannot dismiss ...
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        Biden talks gun control, extremism with New Zealand's PM |
        The U.S. president praised Ardern for her “galvanizing leadership” on New Zealand's efforts to curb the spread of extremism online, and said he wanted ...
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        How the Gun Industry Markets Weapons to Doomsday Preppers and Violent Extremists
        How the Gun Industry Markets Weapons to Doomsday Preppers and Violent Extremists. Gone are the days of hunting and self-defense. The NRA convention ...
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        Jaishankar raises issue of misuse of freedom, dangers of extremism with Canadian counterpart
        Spoke about the misuse of freedoms and the dangers of extremism,” tweeted Jaishankar. This comes after pro-Khalistan groups in Canada have been ...
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        How to prevent another white supremacist massacre - Vox
        From 2012-2021, most extremist-related murders in the US were committed by right-wing extremists, and 73 percent of those killings were carried out ...
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        German anti-terrorism org launches US operations in Pittsburgh with goal of preventing ...
        “There's many organizations that work in the field of violent extremism, and one thing that's very important to us, is that we talk to extremists, not ...
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        Canadian military veterans play outsized role in extremist anti-government movements: report
        The report by MEMRI, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit terrorism and extremism monitoring organization, highlights several recent examples of ...

        South Sudan
        Daily update  June 2, 2022
        Execution-Style Killings Emblematic of Impunity by South Sudan Army - ReliefWeb
        English News and Press Release on South Sudan about Protection and Human Rights; published on 1 Jun 2022 by HRW.
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        Execution-Style Killings Emblematic of Impunity by South Sudan Army
        On May 25, 16-year-old Justin Lisok Lomuresuk , a primary school student from Kiri boma of Kajokeji in South Sudan's Central Equatoria state, ...
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        South Sudan, Daily Labor Wage Rate (June 2022) - ReliefWeb
        English Infographic on South Sudan about Camp Coordination and Camp Management; published on 1 Jun 2022 by CCCM Cluster, IOM and 2count other ...
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        South Sudan, June 2022 Monthly Forecast - Security Council Report
        The mandate of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) expires on 15 March 2023. Key Recent Developments. Overall implementation of the Revitalized ...
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        South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Cross-Border Population Movement Factsheet - Akobo ...
        English Infographic on South Sudan and 1 other country about Education, Food and Nutrition, Drought, Other and more; published on 1 Jun 2022 by ...
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        Gender-Based Violence Surges In South Sudan - The Organization for World Peace
        The United Nations has reported a surge in gender-based violence in South Sudan, fueled by persistent conflict and the climate crisis.
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        Sudan Key Message Update: High staple food prices and market shortages at the start of the ...
        With the start of the lean season, IDPs, conflict-affected households, and very poor pastoral and agropastoral households in South Kordofan, ...
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        South Sudan Parliament Passes Political Parties Act 2012 Amendment Bill 2022
        The South Sudan Transitional National Legislative Assembly (R-TNLA) on Monday passed the Political Parties Act 2012 (Amendment) Bill 2022 after ...
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        South Sudan security officer implicated by US in death of Dong, Aggrey changes name
        JUBA – A senior member of South Sudan's National Security Service (NSS) who was among five South Sudanese security officers sanctioned by the ...
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        UN registers over 70000 Ethiopian refugees, asylum seekers in Sudan
        UN registers over 70,000 Ethiopian refugees, asylum seekers in Sudan ... South Sudan says crisis in Sudan affected Abyei Joint Oversight Committee.
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        South Sudan - https:/
        Displaced population tracked by DTM in South Sudan. 2,017,236. As of Sep 2021. Latest IDP estimates from IDMC. 1,369,000.
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        Languages of South Sudan | Ethnologue
        Languages of South Sudan · Country overview information including a histogram showing a language status profile · Statistical summaries that tabulate ...
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        DR Congo
        Daily update  June 2, 2022
        DR Congo: The world's most neglected displacement crisis | Gallery News | Al Jazeera
        DR Congo is home to more than 5.5 million internally displaced people, the third highest number in the world.
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        DR Congo: Civilians at Risk Amid Resurgence of M23 Rebels | Human Rights Watch
        Congolese security forces and the M23 armed group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo need to minimize harm to civilians during renewed ...
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        In eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the surge in violence has driven ... - ReliefWeb
        The intense, ongoing clashes in Rutshuru Territory between the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and M23 fighters have caused ...
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        Officials warn against hate speech amidst Rwanda-DR Congo tensions | The New Times
        Tensions escalated between Rwanda and the DR Congo, following the recent resurgence of the M23 rebellion in the latter's restive east. The fighting ...
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        Bishops' appeal a few weeks before Pope Francis' visit: "Stop the war in North Kivu"
        AFRICA/DR CONGO - Bishops' appeal a few weeks before Pope Francis' ... of North Kivu (in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo)", ...
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        DR Congo tops list of neglected displacement crises - YouTube
        DR Congo tops list of neglected displacement crises. 3 views Jun 1, 2022 The Norwegian Refugee Council says the world is paying too little ...
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        Hundreds hold anti-Rwanda protests in Kinshasa, DR Congo - YouTube
        Hundreds of people took to the streets in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo to hold anti-Rwanda protests. They called for the expulsion ...
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        International community has failed DR Congo – Kagame aide | The New Times | Rwanda
        The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) peacekeepers .
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        Rwanda to retaliate against 'further attacks' from DR Congo - The East African
        Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Rwanda says it will retaliate against any further attacks launched from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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        DR Congo Agrees To Release 2 Rwandan Soldiers In Custody - HumAngle Media
        President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo agreed to free two Rwandan soldiers after a meeting.
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        United Nations Security
        Daily update  June 2, 2022
        UN Security Council, Including Russia, Adopts Text On Ukraine - Radio Free Europe
        In its first official statement since Moscow's invasion of its western neighbor, the UN Security Council, including Russia, has adopted a brief ...
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        Mali: Deadly convoy attack 'tragic reminder' of threats to peacekeepers | | UN News
        Peace and Security. Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned a deadly attack on Wednesday against a UN Peacekeeping logistics ...
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        Strengthening accountability and justice for serious violations of international law - UN Web TV
        ... item "Maintenance of international peace and security" (S/2022/418). ... violations of international law - Security Council, Open debate.
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        EU-UN Cooperation, June 2022 Monthly Forecast - Security Council Report
        In June, the Security Council will hold its annual meeting on strengthening EU-UN cooperation under the agenda item “Cooperation between the ...
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        Washington's U.N. Envoy Visits Syria Aid Operation as Russia Showdown Looms | US News
        ... to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield holds a news conference to mark the start of the U.S. presidency of the U.N. Security Council ...
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        Hundreds of Sudanese protesters demand UN chief quit - Al-Monitor
        The rallies come as the UN Security Council mulled over extending the mission's mandate beyond June 3. Sudan has been rocked by deepening unrest since ...
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        Urgent Action Needed to Defuse Violence in Democratic Republic of Congo, Senior Officials ...
        UN SC. Posted: 1 Jun 2022; Originally published: 31 May 2022 ... senior officials briefing the Security Council today urged members to lend their ...
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        Xinhua Commentary: Time to act on Global Security Initiative to fix peace deficit, strengthen ...
        The United Nations Security Council votes on a draft resolution on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine, at the UN headquarters in New York, ...
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        US to seek new UN sanctions if North Korea holds nuke test | Star Tribune
        The vote in the 15-member Security Council was 13-2 and marked a first serious division among the five veto-wielding permanent members over a North ...
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        Daily update  June 2, 2022
        Somalia: 'Dire and grim' drought, impacting more than 7 million | | UN News
        UN Special Envoy for Somalia Adam Abdelmoula, and Somalia's Special Envoy for Drought Response Abdirahman Abdishakur, listen to a mother who was ...
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        Somalia's Critical Transition Comes amid al-Shabab and Hunger Challenges
        Signaling confidence in President Hassan Sheikh's government, U.S. troops will return to Somalia. Can they help stabilize the country?
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        Somalia: Trapped in the grip of armed violence, weather shocks and rising fuel prices
        English News and Press Release on Somalia about Food and Nutrition, Health, Drought and more; published on 1 Jun 2022 by ICRC.
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        AFRICA/SOMALIA - “Nabad” peace! With peace and reconciliation everything is possible
        On the possible new direction in Somalia, Agenzia Fides spoke with Msgr. Giorgio Bertin, Bishop of Djibouti and Apostolic Administrator of ...
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        UN appeals for help to fight hunger in Somalia | Africanews
        Somalia. It's a devastating outlook for millions of people affected by drought in Somalia was the warning left by the UN's Humanitarian ...
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        UN warns of dire, grim situation in Somalia amid severe
        Adam Abdelmoula, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, called on development partners to act urgently and help scale up resources ...
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        President Mohamud: Somalia severely affected by drought - The East African
        Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud talks to a mother at an IDP camp in Baidoa town, South West State, on June 1, 2022.
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        Famine Threatens 6.9 Million People in Somalia, of 3.6 Million Head of Livestock Die
        Somalia is witnessing the worst drought in 40 years due to the lack of rain, which threatens millions of Somalis.
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        Severe Drought in Somalia: The ICRC has Already Reached Over 120,000 Households as ...
        Download logoAt the beginning of May 2022, the estimated number of people affected by drought in Somalia rose to about 6.1 million, ...
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        Activist Shirwa's death leaves huge gap in Somalia civil society circles - The East African
        The civil society in Somalia was plunged into mourning following the death on Sunday of popular activist Abdullahi Mohamed Shirwa. Mr Shirwa, who had ...
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        Islamic State
        Daily update  June 2, 2022
        Judge Hands Man Longer Sentence for IS Support, FBI Attack
        The United States considers the Islamic State group a foreign terrorist organization.
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        Syria: 50 detained Islamic State fighters returned to Iraq | Middle East Eye
        Men accused of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group sit on the floor in a prison in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh, ...
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        Judge in New York hands man longer sentence - The Washington Post
        The United States brands the Islamic State a foreign terrorist organization. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn successfully appealed Mumuni's 2018 ...
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        World Digest: June 1, 2022 - The Washington Post
        A German court convicted five men of membership in a local cell of the Islamic State group that received orders from a leading figure of the ...
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        Iran Says Crews Of Greek Tankers Seized By IRGC In Good Health - Radio Free Europe
        Troops from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) seized the ... of being members of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization's ...
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        Iran Says IAEA Report On Nuclear Material Found At Undeclared Sites Unfair
        Armenia-U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price, 10May2022 ... of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organization. State ...
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        Ukraine war: Rocket systems with longer range will be sent by US - NPR
        The U.S. used them most recently in Iraq against the Islamic State and also against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Now, the range of these rockets is ...
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        ACLED Regional Overview - Africa (21-27 May 2022) - Burkina Faso - ReliefWeb
        In Burkina Faso, Al Qaeda-affiliated Jama'at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM) and Islamic State Sahel Province (IS Sahel) militants carried out ...
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        Italy reaffirms its commitment to Iraq's stabilization with EUR 2 million contribution [EN/AR]
        ... additional EUR 2 million (approximately US$ 2.26 million) to assist communities affected by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
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        Erdogan Continues to Block NATO Bids of Sweden, Finland
        Some of those groups have allied with the United States in the battle against Islamic State in northern Syria. The People's Protection Units, ...
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