MIL OSI Translation. Region: Italy –
Source: The Holy See in the Italian
Headline: NEWS ANALYSIS – Africa, the Covid-19 does not stop the wars
Kinshasa – When, in the last week of march, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres before, and Pope Francis then, just at the moment when the pandemic was taking on terrifying dimensions , had launched an urgent appeal to proclaim a cease-fire universal, the world seemed to listen to them. In Syria, Cameroon, the Philippines, Yemen, the Congo, for example, emerged signs of distension, and also because of the fear of contracting the virus, some of the armies or militias of the 70 wars that inflame the planet, silenziarono their weapons. Those encouraging signs have not been followed. The Pope’s invitation to seize the dramatic opportunity to “suspend any form of hostilities of war” and to ” promote the opening up “of the diplomacy, the attention to people in situation of bigger vulnerability has remained in many regions of the world, “a dead letter”. Since mid-April, in most of the places that had been in use at least partially the clashes, has resumed the shoot, in all the others, in fact, had never stopped.
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