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100,000-euro reward for Berlin attack suspect

German authorities on Wednesday named the suspect in the Christmas market truck attack as Anis Amri, and offered a reward of up to 100,000 Euros (104,000 dollars) for information leading to his arrest.The 24-year-old Tunisian, who had…

11 Gambian ambassadors ask Jammeh to quit

No fewer than 11 serving Ambassadors of The Gambia have called on President Yahya Jammeh to quit and handover power peacefully to President-elect Adama Barrow.Mr Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, told UN…

UN approves $5.61bn 2016-2017 biennial budget

The UN General Assembly has approved the revised UN budget for the 2016-2017 biennium to 5.61 billion U.S. dollars from the initial 5.57 billion dollars estimates presented by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.A UN report obtained by the…

Genocide possible in S/Sudan, Ban warns

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said given the scale of the disaster in South Sudan, the UN Security Council, African Union and the international community must step up to their responsibility to help the country’s citizens who have…

Women top new UN chief Guterres’ agenda

Incoming UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the appointment of women into critical position will be his top priority as the UN chief from January 1, 2017.Guterres, who stated this while unveiling his 100-day agenda during a…

Ban Ki-moon bids UN farewell

Outgoing UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a farewell speech on Monday, said that his tenure as the eight UN scribe was filled with one of the worst challenges for humanity.Ban, whose speech attracted standing ovation among the…

Gambia: Ban dismayed at Jammeh’s ‘U-turn’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed dissatisfaction at outgoing Gambian President Yahya Jammeh rescinding his earlier decision of Dec. 2, in which he conceded defeat to President-elect Adama Barrow.Ban, in a press statement…