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Outcomes of the JPSM meeting

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, commends the governments of Sudan and South Sudan on the outcomes of the recently held ministerial ordinary meeting of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) between the two sides held on 5 June, in Khartoum, and co-chaired by their Ministers of Defense. The […]

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EU funds reliable electrical power for Hargeisa hospital

Today, the European Union and its partners, Hargeisa Group Hospital, Terre Solidali and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) inaugurated new electrical power system for Hargeisa hospital which is expected to help save lives and improve general wellbeing of the people by powering the hospital. EU Ambassador to Somalia hailed the latest support to […]

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UN child rights experts issue findings on Samoa, Nepal, UK, Slovakia, Pakistan, Gabon, Bulgaria, and Luxembourg

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its findings on the following countries which it examined during its latest session from 17 May to 3 June in Geneva: Samoa, Nepal, UK, Slovakia, Pakistan, Gabon, Bulgaria, and Luxembourg. The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to children’s rights, […]

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Doctors Without Borders Response to 2016 United Nations Political Declaration on Ending AIDS

“We are encouraged to see that with this declaration, governments are committing to almost double the number of people on HIV treatment in the next three and half years, heeding the latest medical recommendations that everyone with HIV should start treatment immediately once diagnosed. The new global HIV treatment goals can only be achieved if […]

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UNICRI applauds advances in asset recovery – Switzerland returning stolen assets to Tunisia

On 30 May 2016, the Swiss Ambassador to Tunisia, Her Excellency Rita Adam, delivered to Tunisian authorities a check in the amount of 500,000 Tunisian Dinars, corresponding to approximately US$234,000 dollars. UNICRI views this announcement as a very positive step forward in the recovery of stolen assets and applauds the cooperation and efforts of the […]

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Outcomes of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) meeting

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini- Zuma, commends the governments of Sudan and South Sudan on the outcomes of the recently held ministerial ordinary meeting of the Joint Political and Security Mechanism (JPSM) between the two sides held on 5 June, in Khartoum, and co-chaired by their Ministers of Defense. The […]

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Lake Chad: ‘Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition’

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says over 9 million people are in urgent need of aid in the Lake Chad region of Africa. More than 2.4 million people have fled their homes in four countries, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria because of the conflict between government forces and armed opposition, which has […]

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Lake Chad: ‘Not a day goes by without a child dying of malnutrition’

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says over 9 million people are in urgent need of aid in the Lake Chad region of Africa. More than 2.4 million people have fled their homes in four countries, Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria because of the conflict between government forces and armed opposition, which has […]

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AU Chairperson condemns attempted attack against AMISOM in Somalia

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, condemns in the strongest terms the failed attack carried out by terrorists’ elements in Halgan in the Hiiran region of Somalia, on 9 June 2016 The militants were repulsed by AMISOM and the Somali National Army (SNA) troops on the ground and […]

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Nigeria leads the way promoting ridesharing in Africa

At the start of the last century, just one in seven people worldwide lived in cities. Today it’s half, and by 2050 (http://bit.ly/1N3gAH6), the UN predicts (http://bit.ly/1N3gAH6) another 2.5 billion people will be living in urban areas. This has brought huge benefits, with the growth of cities linked directly to economic growth, as well as […]

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WHO declares the end of the most recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in Liberia

Today the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia. This announcement comes 42 days (two 21-day incubation cycles of the virus) after the last confirmed Ebola patient in Liberia tested negative for the disease for the second time. Liberia now enters a 90-day period […]

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Head of UN peacekeeping operations visits south Sudan

The Under-Secretary-General (USG) in charge of the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Hervé Ladsous, will be visiting South Sudan from tomorrow, Friday 10 June until Monday 13 June 2016. USG Ladsous will be in South Sudan to assess the situation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity and to demonstrate […]

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