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UN to honor Malawian fallen soldier with highest award

The United Nations is expected to decorate a fallen Malawian soldier with the "Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" for the courage he...
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United Nations worried over increasing inequality

The United Nations has expressed concern about the deepening inequality gap in the world. Madam María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session of...
SPLA soldiers redeploy south from the Abyei area in line with the road map to resolve the Abyei crisis.

UN, AU urge South Sudan rivals not to delay forming unity government again

There should be no further delay in forming a new unity government in South Sudan beyond the six-month extension period, the UN, African Union...
TOPSHOTS A Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) government soldier walks towards the town of Malakal on March 20, 2014, after the SPLA allegedly took it over. More than 97,000 South Sudanese refugees who have fled war, misery and turmoil from their country now live in Kakuma. AFP PHOTO / IVAN LIEMAN

Joint UN, AU mission in South Sudan to shore up peace process

A high level mission from the African Union (AU), the United Nations (UN) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) arrived in South Sudan...
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Benin: UN Calls for Calm Over Controversial Elections

The United Nations on Thursday asked for restraint in Benin after controversial elections led to violence. "We are closely following the unfolding developments in the...
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Assault on Malian Village Has Claimed 157 Lives

A preliminary report following a UN investigation in Mali said on Thursday that the recent organized attacks on a village where at least 157...
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UN says more people have been displaced in renewed Violence in Burkina Faso

Armed attacks and insecurity in Burkina Faso have triggered a massive displacement of people, said the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs...
Violence

Niger: UN reports of increasing violence

The Diffa region of southeastern Niger has seen a spike in violence and displacement, which caused at least 88 civilian deaths last month, a...
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UN Advice Mali to Find Ways to End Horrific Attacks

The UN Human Rights Office urged Mali's government Tuesday to take necessary steps to prevent more rights violations and abuses after "horrific attacks" which...
Ebola

UN Humanitarian Boss calls for support to fight Ebola in DRC

The UN humanitarian chief on Monday called on the international community to support the fight against Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),...
Cyclone Idai

UN Solicits for US$282 million for victims of Mozambique’s cyclone

The United Nations (UN) on Monday appealed to donors for 282 million U.S. dollars for victims of Cyclone Idai in Mozambique over the next...
Violence

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...
REMITTANCES

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...
Muhammadu Buhari

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...
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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...