The master orator, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Iran and Islam. Bibi was his usual dramatic self, speaking while holding up an image of a bomb with a fuse, and drawing a red line under the bomb’s fuse to indicate the red line – representing the last chance to stop Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon (the middle of 2013).
Al-Jazeera interview with Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari. Nigeria’s former representative to the United Nations. Al-Jazeera’s Folly Bah Thibault interviews Gambari about the United Nations UNAMID mission in Darfur and his meeting with Sudan’s leader Omar Al-Bashir.
There are currently over half a dozen United Nations peacekeeping missions in Africa.
Good discussion by the Economist on the various United Nations peacekeeping operations in Africa from Sudan, Congo, Somalia et al.
Liberia’s ex-President Charles Taylor has been sentenced to 50 years in jail by the UN war crimes court in the Hague (Special Court for Sierra Leone). Judge Lussick passed the sentence. Taylor is the first Head of State to be sentenced to jail by a war crimes court.
Interview with the recently retired former Nigerian army officer and peacekeeping adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon: Lt-General Chikadibia Isaac Obiakor. Obiakor was the longest serving Nigerian General and far senior to the current Chief of Army Staff Lt-General Azubuike Ihejirika.