US News Durban IV: Germany does not take part in controversial anti-racism conference Part

23:05  24 july  2021
23:05  24 july  2021 Source:   spiegel.de

South Africa. In the grip of violence and looting, the country fears the shortages

 South Africa. In the grip of violence and looting, the country fears the shortages © Marco Longari / AFP looting multiply in South Africa, from the arrest of the former president. The situation is explosive in South Africa where looting and violence destabilize the country and its economy. The government has decided to appeal to the army to restore order, but the fear of food fuel shortages is real.

this year Germany also boycotted the United Nations anti-racism conference - like several other countries too. The meeting has been highly enriched for 20 years.

  Durban IV: Deutschland nimmt nicht an umstrittener Anti-Rassismus-Konferenz teil © Oliver Berg / Picture Alliance / DPA

Germany dispenses with participation in the United Nations's controversial anti-racism conference. » The Federal Government has decided not to participate in this year's event on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the so-called Durban Conference " , it said on Saturday from the Foreign Office. Previously, had reported the » World on Sunday « .

The so-called Durban IV Conference - 20 years after the first such meeting 2001 in South African Durban - should take place on 22 September. In addition to Germany, several other states, including the United States, Australia, Great Britain, Canada, the Netherlands and Austria canceled their participation and, with worries before a renewed indulgence of Israel.

South Africa: more soldiers deployed, calm relating to Johannesburg

 South Africa: more soldiers deployed, calm relating to Johannesburg © Provided by Point The South African Army mobilized its reservists and the government is preparing to deploy thousands of military to stem the violence that Shake the country for nearly a week. Johannesburg, where looting and fires spread last weekend after first incidents in Zulu Country (EST) related to the incarceration of former President Jacob Zuma, found a relative calm.

At the already controversial anti-racism conference in 2001, Palestinians and Syrians had attacked vehemently as a supposedly racist state that violates the human rights of the Palestinians. Their cause was supported by a simultaneous conference of non-governmental organizations that mobilized thousands of sympathizers. The delegations of Israel and the US left Durban under protest.

Germany has already boycotted the two previous follow-up meetings, 2009 in Geneva and 2011 in New York . The Federal Government founded this back then that it is not excluded that the conference for anti-Semitic statements is abused, as it was already the case with recent conferences. In 2011, it came to the EKLAT again, the then Iranian President used the UN summit to Hetze against Israel .

Germany: heat up to Berlin during anti-containment .
© Copyright 2021, the Obs of the hundreds of people hostile to the restrictions decided against the CVIV-19 braved the prohibition of manifest and gathered illegally In the streets of Berlin, causing heating with the police. The police said that some protesters had "harassed and attacked" agents in the district of Charlottenburg, in the West of the German Capital, and had ignored the dams in the city.

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