UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (Reuters) – A U.N. General Assembly
committee on Tuesday called for an end to excessive electronic
surveillance and expressed concern at the harm such scrutiny,
including spying in foreign states and the mass collection of
personal data, may have on human rights.
The U.N. General Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals
with human rights issues, adopted the German and
Brazilian-drafted resolution by consensus. It is expected to be
put to a vote in the 193-member General Assembly next month.
PARIS/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – France will triple the number of its soldiers in the Central African Republic to 1,200 to bolster security after months of violence, the war-torn nation’s prime minister said on Monday.
The mineral-rich but impoverished country of 4.6 million people has descended into chaos since Seleka rebels, many of them from neighboring Chad and Sudan, ousted President Francois Bozize in March.