The United Nations mission in Libya has express deep concern over efforts to disrupt oil production in the war-torn country and urged all sides to exercise restraint.”This move would have devastating consequences first and foremost for the Libyan people who depend on the free flow of oil for their well-being,” the mission said in a statement on Saturday, the eve of a highly-anticipated summit in Germany aimed at relaunching peace efforts.
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It is with great satisfaction that the Brazilian Center of African Studies (CEBRAFRICA) announces the publication of Brazilian Journal of African Studies (BJAS) eighth number. BJAS is a semester publication, in digital and printed format, bilingual (Portuguese/English), dedicated to research, to reflection and to diffusion about African studies. It releases unpublished scientific articles with emphasis to analysis of International Relations, Integration Organizations, Security and Defense, Political Systems, History, Geography, Economy Development, Social Structures and Chains of Thought.
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Thousands took to the streets in Guinea in a new anti-government protest on Monday, with partisan violence injuring at least 12 people. The West African country has been hit by rolling protests since mid-October over concerns President Alpha Conde plans to stay in office for a third term. The violence comes after the political opposition said it would prevent legislative elections – planned for February 16 – from taking place, citing irregularities in the electoral roll. Conde is a former opposition figure himself who was jailed under Guinea’s previous authoritarian regimes.
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