This week's top stories from the UN News Centre, featuring the Secretary-General's trip to Burundi, DRC and South Sudan and Syrian civilians in crisis.
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Newly appointed South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar has welcomed the decision by President Salva Kiir to reinstall him to his former position after pressure from the international community for the two leaders to agree to share power. “It is welcome news because it is a step forward in the implementation of the peace agreement,” Machar told AFP, speaking from Ethiopia. It was not immediately clear when Machar would travel to Juba to take up his post. The appointment was agreed as part of an… READ MORE : http://www.africanews.com/2016/02/14/machar-welcomes-reappointment-as-south-sudan-vice-president Africanews is a new pan-African media pioneering multilingual and independent news telling expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa. Subscribe on ourYoutube channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/africanews Africanews is available in English and French. Website : www.africanews.com Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/africanews.channel/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/africanews
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United Nations - This week's top stories from the UN News Centre, featuring the swearing in of South Sudan's Vice President, two new resolutions on peace building and the story of a refugee who carried the Olympic torch. UN News Centre: http://www.un.org/news/
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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has underscored the importance attached to peace in South Sudan, by the UN. Ban, who recently visited Juba, the capital of South Sudan, met President Salva Kiir and spoke on phone to Riek Machar, urging the two leaders to form a unity government.
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How Bashar al-Assad Destroyed Syria http://bit.ly/1WsvSso Subscribe! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml As the civil war continues, the future of the Syria hangs on a thread. So is Syria on the path of becoming a failed state? Learn More: Syrian government no longer controls 83% of the country http://www.janes.com/article/53771/syrian-government-no-longer-controls-83-of-the-country "Territory fully controlled by President Assad's forces has shrunk by 18% between 1 January and 10 August 2015 to 29,797 km2, roughly a sixth of the country, according to the latest data insights produced by IHS Conflict Monitor." Fragile States Index 2015 http://library.fundforpeace.org/library/fragilestatesindex-2015.pdf "The Fragile States Index is an annual ranking of 178 nations based on their levels of stability and the pressures they face." South Sudan: Economics of a failed state http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/06/south-sudan-economics-failed-state-150627105131904.html "South Sudan is only four years old, but the world's youngest nation tops the rank of failed states worldwide." Legitimate State Monopoly Over The Means of Violence http://www.usip.org/guiding-principles-stabilization-and-reconstruction-the-web-version/6-safe-and-secure-environment/le "What is legitimate state monopoly over the means of violence? " Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Vorsprung" Subscribe to TestTube News! http://bitly.com/1iLOHml _________________________ TestTube News is committed to answering the smart, inquisitive questions we have about life, society, politics and anything else happening in the news. It's a place where curiosity rules and together we'll get a clearer understanding of this crazy world we live in. Watch more TestTube: http://testtube.com/testtubenews TestTube now has a newsletter! Get a weekly round-up of our most popular videos across all the shows we make here at TestTube. For more info and to sign-up, click here. http://testtube.com/fwd Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=testtubenetwork TestTube on Twitter https://twitter.com/TestTube Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube Download the New TestTube iOS app! http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting TestTube! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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(Nairobi, February 27, 2014) – Both pro and antigovernment armed forces are responsible for serious abuses that may amount to war crimes in two key oil hubs in South Sudan during recent fighting, Human Rights Watch said today. http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/02/26/south-sudan-war-crimes-both-sides
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United Nations - Join the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) in celebrating its 70th year of existence! The ACABQ was established by the General Assembly in its resolution 14 (I) of 1946 to advise the Assembly on budgetary, administrative and financial matters of the United Nations and its specialized agencies. The Committee started its formal functions in November of 1946. Today, the sixteen-member ACABQ meets primarily in New York in closed sessions fulfilling its role of providing advice to the General Assembly and other intergovernmental bodies. Its members serve in their individual capacity, not representing their countries. As the scope and complexity of the work of the United Nations continue to evolve, the ACABQ provides an assurance that all administrative, budgetary and financial aspects have been thoroughly reviewed. In its seventy years, the Advisory Committee has assisted the General Assembly in arriving at consensus-based decisions on the Organization’s critical policy matters and budgets across the whole spectrum of the Organization’s work, including major change initiatives. http://www.un.org/ga/acabq/70th