Africa: What UN Needs Is a Cease-Fire Inside Its Own Security Council

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[IPS] United Nations -- With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries -- including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a "global cease-fire": a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last March.

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