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The Weekly Global Roundup: Hope For The Refugee Crisis? (October 3 to 8, 2016)

Former Portuguese Prime Minister António Guterres - who was also the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) between 2005 and 2015 - is set to become the next UN Secretary-General. The UN Security Council first announced him as its pick, ahead of a formal vote before the UN General Assembly is called upon to approve the selection. With his experience in the Unhcr and the unanimous support he received from the five permanent members, perhaps even more attention will be paid to the Refugee crises, for instance, in Africa (where over 11,000 migrants were rescued from the deadly North African migrant route, which "The New York Times" featured in a heart-wrenching photo-essay), in Afghanistan (where a new repatriation deal was announced), and in Hungary (where voters rejected mandatory European Union quotas for accepting relocated asylum seekers). Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize for his resolute efforts to end the conflict with former terror group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, even though Colombians voted against the peace deal earlier this week. Despite that - and even without a Plan B - the president has promised that the peace process will continue. Continue reading



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The Weekly Global Roundup: Hope For The Refugee Crisis? (October 3 to 8, 2016)

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