In this edition, an investigatory committee for the United Nations is accusing the Malian army of committing war crimes, in a report detailing violence in the country in recent years. Also, the UN is appealing for more than $150 million in additional funding to urgently improve conditions for refugees who have fled fighting in the Tigray region of Ethiopia. And, the Ivory Coast is setting up its first protected marine area as it seeks to protect endangered marine wildlife. We speak to Angela Formia from the Wildlife Conservation Society.
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the UN's Special Coordinator for Lebanon Jan Kubis lamented the absence of a functioning government in the country despite promises by the main political parties to form one quickly in the aftermath of the deadly August 4 Beirut blast. Kubis said he hoped a government would be formed "within days, definitely not weeks".
This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations says, as the UN chief warns the world is on the brink of "climate catastrophe". The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the hottest years since modern records began in 1850, the UN's World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its provisional 2020 State of the Global Climate report.
The UN has said that Monday’s massacre in northern Ethiopia could amount to war crimes, this thousands flee the violence and head into neighbouring Sudan. French forces have killed a top Al Qaeda in Mali, and our team in Senegal meet the migrants risking their lives to get to Europe in ill-equipped vessels.