political crisis

News in Brief 24 January 2019

  • Venezuela’s anti-Government protests spark UN chief’s concern
  • An educated world spells progress, as UN marks new International Day
  • Mitigate extreme weather risks, urges new disaster risk report
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Libya “governed by chaos and anarchy” says UN envoy

Libya is “governed by chaos and anarchy” and it’s going to take time for it to become a functioning state again.

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Guinea-Bissau calm after dismissal of government

Guinea-Bissau remains calm after the president dismissed the government over a row with the prime minister, according to a senior UN envoy to the West African country.

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Elections “complicate” political crisis in Burundi

Presidential elections in Burundi have complicated the political crisis in the Great Lakes country, according to a senior United Nations official in the region.
Burundi has been in political turmoil ever since the incumbent President decided to run for a third term.
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