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UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Concludes First Visit to Mali, Urges Commitment from Government

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, has concluded her first visit to Mali to discuss a Joint Communique that outlines critical actions that the United Nations and the Government of Mali must take together in the areas of security, justice and services. “There is great hope […]

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Workshop on supporting countries to formulate national action plans for the implementation of 2008 SNA by RECs

The two days workshop on supporting African countries to formulate national action plans for the implementation of 2008 System of National Accounts (SNA) by the Regional Economic Committees (RECs) kicked off today at the African Union Commission (AUC) in collaboration with the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and Eurostat. The objective of the […]

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Torture and illegal detention on the rise in Burundi – Zeid

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein warned Monday of “a sharp increase in the use of torture and ill-treatment in Burundi” and voiced concerns about worrying reports of the existence of illegal detention facilities, both in Bujumbura and in the countryside. “Since the beginning of the year, my team has […]

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Philip Hammond visits Tripoli to support new Libyan Government

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond visited Tripoli on Monday 18 April, in a show of support for Prime Minister Fayez al Serraj and the new Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA). This visit follows the recent arrival of the GNA in Tripoli and is the first visit of a Foreign Secretary since 2011 and since the […]

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Agriculture is key to achieving lasting peace in Central African Republic

FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today met Central African Republic President Faustin-Archange Touadera for talks that focused on rebuilding the country’s agriculture sector and making it an engine for peace and sustainable development. In particular, they discussed ways in which to tap into the Central African Republic’s considerable agricultural potential and how to support […]

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AU chairperson condemns attack by South Sudanese gunmen in the Gambela region of Ethiopia

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attack carried out by South Sudanese armed elements in the Jakawa area of the Gambella region of Ethiopia, on 15 April 2016, killing 208 people and abducting 102 women and children. The Chairperson of the […]

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Italy contributes €1 million to help WFP support conflict-affected people in Libya

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €1 million from the Government of Italy to provide much-needed food assistance for vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in Libya. This timely contribution will allow WFP to provide family food rations for more than 80,000 people in Libya for one month. […]

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Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to be rolled out in African and Asian Universities as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program

Merck anounces the winner of Merck Diabetes Award for UAE Merck Diabetes Award willl be rolled out in 30 African and asian Universities aims to create Diabetes experts platform across the continents Merck supports Diabetes education and community awarness through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program. In April 2016, Merck Capacity Advancement Program recognized the World […]

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Merck Diabetes and Hypertension Awards to be rolled out in African and Asian Universities as part of Merck Capacity Advancement Program

Merck anounces the winner of Merck Diabetes Award for UAE Merck Diabetes Award willl be rolled out in 30 African and asian Universities aims to create Diabetes experts platform across the continents Merck supports Diabetes education and community awarness through its Merck Capacity Advancement Program. In April 2016, Merck Capacity Advancement Program recognized the World […]

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Angola Announces Major Push against Ivory Trade as it Gears up for World Environment Day

Angola today announced a major push against the ivory trade, pledging to close one of the largest domestic ivory markets in the world and implement tougher border and screening controls. The Southern African nation also promised to fulfill its commitments under the UN Environment Programme-hosted Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna […]

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Africa seeks stronger ties with the U.S Government

African Union Commission Deputy Chairperson H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha held talks with United States Senator Mr. Christopher Coons highlighting Africa’s priorities as captured in Agenda 2063 and underlined areas of collaboration between Africa and the U.S. Government’s. Meeting on the sidelines of the Annual 2016 Spring Meetings in Washington DC, H.E. Mr. Mwencha restated the […]

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Racial discrimination: UN Committee to review Spain, Oman, Rwanda, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Namibia

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is meeting in Geneva from 25 April to 13 May 2016 to review the following countries on these dates: Spain (26-27 Apr); Oman (27-28 Apr); Rwanda (28-29 Apr); Georgia (2-3 May); Azerbaijan (3-4 May); Namibia (4 May pm and 6 May am) The above are […]

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