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01 November 2010 Military News

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  • 1 November 2010 - Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General United Nations 01 Nov 2010
  • Russia's Medvedev arrives in Kuril Islands RIA Novosti 01 Nov 2010 -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has arrived at Kunashir Island, the southernmost island of the Kurils.
  • Japan Protests Russian President's Visit to Disputed Isle VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- Japan reacted quickly and angrily to the Russian president's visit to a disputed island in the Kuril chain. The territorial dispute has overshadowed Russo-Japanese relations since the end of World War II.
  • Renewed U.S. Sanctions Act of “Arrogance,” Says Sudan Ruling Party Official VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- When the International Criminal Court asked Kenya to arrest Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir as he arrived for a summit meeting of the seven East African nations of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Nairobi, summit organizers talked about moving meeting to discuss a political solution for troubled Sudan to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which is not an ICC signatory. Instead, the AU opted for postponement of the meeting.
  • US Extends Sudan Sanctions VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- The Obama administration on Monday announced that wide-ranging U.S. economic sanctions against Sudan will be extended another year. The action came as U.S. diplomats pressed for a breakthrough on stalled plans for a referendum on southern Sudanese independence in January.
  • UN continues to providing support to Sudan ahead of referendum UN News Centre 01 Nov 2010 -- The United Nations stands ready to assist the upcoming referendum that will decide whether southern Sudan declares independence from Africa’s largest country, an official with the world body said today, with voter registration set to kick off in two weeks.
  • ECOWAS Hails Ivory Coast’s “Mature, Peaceful” Vote VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- A top official of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has congratulated the people of Ivory Coast over what he described as a mature and peaceful presidential vote Sunday.
  • Ban welcomes historic Ivorian elections, affirming strong UN commitment UN News Centre 01 Nov 2010 -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the people of the Côte d’Ivoire for the peaceful conduct of yesterday’s historic elections, as he reaffirmed the United Nations’ continued commitment to assisting the West African country emerge from its devastating civil conflict.
  • Vote Counting Underway in Ivory Coast Presidential Election VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- Vote counting is underway in Ivory Coast's presidential election. The vote is meant to reunite the country, eight years after the start of civil war.
  • Former Rwandan businessman sentenced to 30 years by UN genocide tribunal UN News Centre 01 Nov 2010 -- A former businessman accused of supervising the massacre of some 2,000 Rwandan Tutsi civilians taking shelter in a church was today convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison by the United Nations tribunal set up to deal with the 1994 genocide.
  • GUINEA: Reining in ethnic violence IRIN 01 Nov 2010 -- In Guinea, religious and traditional leaders, youth groups and citizens are scrambling to contain ethnic unrest after clashes between the two main groups, Malinké and Peulh – rivals in an upcoming second-round presidential election.
  • SOMALIA: Concern over nutrition situation in Sanaag IRIN 01 Nov 2010 -- Health officials in Sanaag, a region to the northeast of Somalia's self-declared republic of Somaliland, say food insecurity has seriously affected 22 villages in a mountainous area, where more than 200 children have been found to be malnourished.
  • Nepal parliament fails to end standoff over PM election IRNA 01 Nov 2010 -- Nepal's lawmakers failed to end the uncertainty over the election of a new prime minister Monday as Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Poudyal, the sole candidate for the top post,failed to get anywhere near a majority in the unprecedented 15th run-off poll.
  • New Somali Prime Minister Takes Office VOA 01 Nov 2010 -- Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has been sworn in as the new prime minister of Somalia after nearly two weeks of political wrangling over his nomination.

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