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Western DRC: 535 Killed in Inter-Tribal Violence

Recent fights between tribes in western Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have claimed at least 535 lives with the toll expected to go...
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Japan provides US$1 million to UN to reduce mine threats in Somalia

Japan has renewed its commitment to promoting human security and stability in Somalia by contributing 1 million U.S. dollars to the UN Voluntary Trust...
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UN Deeply Hurt Over Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Crash

The crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 is a terrible loss for the United Nations, its member states and for the environmental...
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Ethiopian Airlines Crash: UN mourns victims.

According to government reports, 149 passengers and eight crew members were believed to be on flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi The Boeing...
People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Tiksa Negeri, Reuters

IOM Director-General Mourns Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Crash

The Director-General is deeply saddened to learn of the today's tragic Ethiopian Airlines accident which claimed the lives of all 157 aboard, including a...
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2021-2030 Declared Ecosystem Restoration Decade by UN

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration aims to massively scale...
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Zimbabwe justice minister takes anti-sanctions crusade to UN

Zimbabwe's justice minister Ziyambi Ziyambi has taken the country's anti-sanctions crusade to the United Nations where he urged Western countries to lift sanctions on...
In this photo taken Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 and released by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), civilians fleeing violence seek refuge at the UNMISS compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, in South Sudan. Less than three years after its creation, the world's newest country is beginning to fracture along ethnic lines in violence that has killed hundreds of people and what could come next, some warn, is ethnic cleansing. (AP Photo/UNMISS, Hailemichael Gebrekrstos)

South Sudan inks deal with UN to boost displaced people protection

South Sudan has signed a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to set up a legal framework for...
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AU and UN laments over worsening security situation in Central Mali

The United Nations - African Union (AU) Joint Task Force on Peace and Security has expressed its concern regarding the deteriorating security situation in...
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DRC: UN reports the death of 537 people from Ebola

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 537 deaths among the 844 cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of...

Critical needs for Syrian civilians in Rukban, solutions urgently needed

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's...
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Countries Demand Adjustments in UN Sanctions Era

Several countries on Tuesday called on the UN to adjust its sanctions regimes at a meeting of the Special Committee on the Charter of...
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Remittances hold more development prospects for Sub-Saharan Africa – IOM

Africa stands to gain more from remittances than from development aid, Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Sylvia Lopez-Ekra said...
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UN Environment Programme Director Appointed

Ms Inger Anderson of Denmark has been nominated as the Executive Director of the United Nations (UN) Environment Programme. A statement issued by the UN...
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Frank cautions APC, FG: Stop blackmailing U.S.A

The Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has called on the Federal Government to stop blackmailing...
Ghana Reduced Hunger and Malnutrition

Urgent steps needed to reverse rising malnutrition and poverty in Africa – FAO

Africa needs to take urgent steps to reverse the rising spate of malnutrition on the continent, the United Nations(UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)...
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UN Proposes Elimination of FGM by 2030

Three executive directors of the UN agencies on Wednesday called for actions to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 on the International Day of...
Mr Debrah, Local Government Minister wearing the white smock presented to him in a hand shake with the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya-Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani

UN sends congratulatory Message to Dagbon and Ghana

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ghana and the United Nations Office for West Africa and Sahel (UNOWAS) have congratulated the people of...

MoGCSP Commemorates Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM

6th February, marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The day is celebrated globally as part of the UN’s...
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UN report says more than 1.5 million Somalis are without food

More than 1.5 million people in Somalia are still facing acute food insecurity through June due to impacts of below-average Deyr season rainfall, said...
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UN Marks Maiden International Day of Education

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on all countries to prioritize education as a public good and support it with cooperation, partnerships and...
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Uganda in talks with UN over soldiers’ arrears on mission in Somalia

Uganda is in talks with the United Nations over the arrears of its soldiers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia, a senior...
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Doha Forum Make Impressive Achievements on Global Issues

All around the globe today, issues about development keep changing by the passing of each day. It is therefore important for nations to study...
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Global Economic Growth to Stands Steady at 3% in 2019-2020

The global economy will continue to grow at a steady pace of around 3 percent in 2019 and 2020 amid signs that global growth...
RDF soldiers dance after returning from a peacekeeping mission in Darfur in 2013. (File)

UN Peacekeeping Personnel is made of five percent women

Women only accounted for 5 percent of uniformed personnel in the United Nations' peace operations in 2018 despite slight increase in their participation, according...
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KAIPTC Unveils Project on Domestic Security implications

The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), in collaboration with the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), the Danish Institute Against Torture (DIGNITY),...
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UN Security Council Deeply Concerned Over Mali’s Security State

The UN Security Council on Wednesday expressed growing concern about the continued deterioration of the security situation in central Mali, and asked the government...

UN calls on everyone to help resolve Central African Republic crisis

The UN peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has stressed that the agreement by the Government and armed groups in the Central African Republic to hold...
Soldiers looks at burnt house on February 4, 2016 during a visit to the village of Dalori village, some 12 kilometres from Borno state capital Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria, after an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the village left at least 85 people dead on January 30, 2016. At least 85 people died when Boko Haram insurgents stormed and torched a village on January 30 near the restive northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a state commissioner said on February 1, 2016. Boko Haram, which seeks a hardline Islamic state in northern Nigeria, has killed some 17,000 people and forced more than 2.6 million others to flee their homes since 2009. / AFP / STRINGER (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

NE Nigeria: violence restricts humanitarian staff

Violence is hampering the return of humanitarian workers to northeast Nigeria where hundreds of thousands of displaced people need help, a UN spokesman said...
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DRC Refugees Fleeing Their Homes Due to Clashes – UN

People are fleeing deadly clashes that erupted at the end of last December between two communities in Yumbi, Mai-Ndombe Province of Democratic Republic of...