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July, 2010 - Press Release: WANEP-Ghana on National Security

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GHANEP (WANEP Ghana) On NATIONAL SECURITY

This security brief forms part of the regular quarterly security briefs that GHANEP (WANEP Ghana) issues, as a direct consequence of the National Early Warning System which GHANEP operates.

On Monday, July 5, 2010, Parliament discussed the issue of the numerous chieftaincy disputes in the country, adding their voice to past discussions by civil society and the media. Much as GHANEP is thankful to the country’s Law making body for initiating concrete debates on the matter, we enjoin all stakeholders to follow suit by broadening the discussion in order to solicit further inputs.

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January, 2010 - Communiqué on CSO Consultation on the Year of Peace and Security in Africa

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We, the undersigned Civil Society Organisations in Africa and the Diaspora working in all five geographical regions of the continent, met on 20 and 21 January 2010, in our CSO Consultation for the Year of Peace and Security in Africa, to consider peace and security issues that our leaders will deliberate upon in the upcoming 14th Ordinary African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government. We welcome this opportunity to collectively reflect on the state of issues on the continent, and developments made since the last summit to allow us to communicate concrete recommendations to our Heads of State and Government.

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March, 2010 - Press Release on the JOS crisis, Nigeria

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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria on behalf of its over 300 member organisations spread across the six geo political zone wishes to express deepest concern and dismay at the recent unprovoked attack on the people of Dogo Na Hauwa Community of Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State. An attack reported to have been perpetuated in the early hours of Sunday 7th of March 2010 by suspected hoodlums. This unfortunate incident recorded a reported cumulative death of over 300 women and children making it the highest occurrence of gender related death at a single incident in the history of violent conflicts with ethno-religious undertones in northern Nigeria.

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January, 2010 - Press Release on the JOS crisis, Nigeria

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The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding Nigeria on behalf of its over 300 member organisations spread across the six geo political zone wishes to express deepest concern and disenchantment to the recent religious related violence in the city of Jos, Plateau State which occurred between Sunday 17 to Tuesday January 19, 2010.

This unfortunate crisis, triggered by deeper rooted distrust and suspicion among Christians and Muslims residents in Jos North and South Local Governments have resulted in reported fatalities of more than 200 deaths and, serious injury to more than 700 persons and the internal displacement of more than 10,000 persons.

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May, 2010 - Report on National Consultative Meeting: CAPE VERDE

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National Consultative Meeting for the Establishment of WANEP-CAPE VERDE in Praia

Since its inception in 1998, WANEP has established national networks in 12 out of the 15 ECOWAS member states in West Africa. In the remaining three countries, Cape Verde, Mali and Niger, WANEP has been represented through focal points and its early warning monitors.

With financial support from USAID under the Early Warning and Response Design Support (EWARDS), and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Finland under the project “integrated and Collaborative Conflict Prevention and Crisis Management in West Africa”, WANEP held a consultative meeting in Praia, Cape Verde on April 30th and May 1st 2010, at the Morabi conference hall to establish a fully functional national network. The consultative meeting, coordinated by REDMEC and facilitated by WANEP Regional Secretariat, brought together CSOs and other stakeholders in Cape Verde to develop a roadmap for the establishment of WANEP-Cape Verde

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