On Monday, March 19th, 2018, the United Nations Correspondents Association held a press briefing with International Crisis Group Senior Analyst for Congo, Hans Hoebeke and Senior UN Analyst Ashish Pradhan to present their latest report on the electoral process in the DRC and to discuss the significance of upcoming elections in Africa for the UN.
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Hans is Crisis Group’s Senior Analyst for Congo. He is based in Nairobi.
Ashish Pradhan is International Crisis Group’s Senior UN Analyst. He is responsible for Crisis Group’s engagement with the UN Secretariat, Security Council members, and other member states and his work primarily focuses on African and Asian crises. Ashish regularly relays Crisis Group’s field-based analysis to UN officials and member state diplomats, especially in the lead-up to key Security Council discussions and resolutions. He also ensures that debates at UNHQ are adequately reflected in Crisis Group’s own reporting and policy prescriptions.
Sure took a while. The #Douma #Syria attack occurred on April 7. That’s 14 days ago. Journalists managed to get in without being shot at. But for some reason the @OPCW received special treatment... twitter.com/gebeilym/statu…
Plus a special Changing of the guard at BP, gun salutes in Hyde Park and a concert tonight...It’s good to be the Queen!!! 🥂🎂 twitter.com/toweroflondon/…
Today at 1pm there will be a 62-round gun salute to mark HM The Queen's birthday 🎂 As well as the usual 21 rounds for a royal anniversary, an extra 20 are fired as the Tower is a royal palace and fortress, and a further 21 for the City of London. pic.twitter.com/ETRfVBDH4C— The Tower of London (@TowerOfLondon) April 21, 2018
Strong @UN statement here. So far 35 #Gazans killed by #Israel forces in recent weeks. Unjustified excessive use of force against protesters needs to stop. reuters.com/article/us-isr… twitter.com/nmladenov/stat…
🔴 It is OUTRAGEOUS to shoot at children! How does the killing of a child in #Gaza today help #peace? It doesn’t! It fuels anger and breeds more killing. #Children must be protected from #violence, not exposed to it, not killed! This tragic incident must be investigated.— Nickolay E. MLADENOV (@nmladenov) April 20, 2018