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20140514 CAR CRISIS

CHILDREN IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC ARE WITNESSING TERRIBLE VIOLENCE AS SECTARIAN FIGHTING CONTINUES IN THE NATION. ACCORDING TO A UNICEF REPRESENTATIVE WORKING IN THE COUNTRY, EVEN BEFORE THE CRISIS, A CHILD DIED EVERY 21 MINUTES...

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20140513 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

ADDRESSING THE SECURITY COUNCIL AFTER HIS BRIEF TRIP TO SOUTH SUDAN, SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SAID THAT IF CONFLICT CONTINUES IN THE COUNTRY, HALF THE POPULATION WILL BE DISPLACED, STARVING OR DEAD BY YEAR'S END. THIS COMES AS SOUTH SU...

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20140511 WATER AND SANITATION

SINCE 1990, ALMOST 2 BILLION PEOPLE GLOBALLY HAVE GAINED ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION AND 2.3 BILLION HAVE GAINED ACCESS TO DRINKING-WATER FROM IMPROVED SOURCES. YET EXPERTS REMAIN "TREMENDOUSLY" CONCERNED WITH SANITATION. THIS IS ACCORDIN...

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20140510 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

UNITED NATIONS FUND FOR POPULATION ACTIVITIES UNFPA IS APPEALING FOR 2.125 BILLION SHILLINGS TO HELP OVER 740,000 INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS IN SOUTH SUDAN AND 240,000 OTHERS WHO HAVE MOVED TO FOUR NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES. THE REGIONAL DIR...

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20140509 NIGERIA KIDNAPPINGS

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON EXPRESSED HIS CONCERN OVER THE KIDNAPPED GIRLS TO NIGERIA’S PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, WHO HAS ACCEPTED AN OFFER BY THE UN TO SEND A HIGH-LEVEL ENVOY TO DISCUSS HOW IT CAN SUPPORT THE GOVERNMEN...

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20140507 NIGERIA'S ABDUCTED GIRLS

SUSPECTED BOKO HARAM GUNMAN KIDNAPPED EIGHT MORE GIRLS ADDING TO THE 200 KIDNAPPED FROM THEIR BOARDING SCHOOL IN NORTHEASTERN NIGERIA ON APRIL 14 LAST MONTH. THIS COMES AS THE UNITED STATES PROMISED TO SEND A TEAM OF EXPERTS TO HE...

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20140505 CLIMATE CHANGE

FROM THE TROPICS TO THE POLES, FROM SMALL ISLANDS TO LARGE CONTINENTS, AND FROM THE POOREST COUNTRIES TO THE RICHEST, CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ARE ALREADY WIDESPREAD, COSTLY AND CONSEQUENTIAL. THIS IS ACCORDING TO SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOO...

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0504 SECURING SOMALIA

RESIDENTS OF QORYOOLEY, A TOWN SOUTH WEST OF THE SOMALI CAPITAL MOGADISHU ARE ENJOYING RELATIVE PEACE AND IMPROVED SECURITY, WEEKS AFTER THE TOWN WAS RESCUED FROM THE HANDS OF AL SHAABAB INSURGENTS. LOCATED 120 KILOMETERS FROM MOGADISHU, QO...

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20140504 CAR CRISIS

UNITED NATIONS HAS PLEDGED SUPPORT TO THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC IN THEIR EFFORTS TO BUILD DIGNITY, PROSPERITY AND SOCIAL PEACE IN THE COUNTRY. THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE UNDER SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS FOR PEACEKEEPING HERVÉ ...

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20140502 MALNUTRITION IN CAR

CONDITIONS IN BANGUI'S CAMPS FOR THE DISPLACED IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, ARE PUTTING CHILDREN AT RISK FOR ACUTE MALNUTRITION. FOR THE 4.6 MILLION PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE CONFLICT IN THE CAR, NONE OF THE BASIC ELEMENTS NEEDED FOR SURVI...

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20140501 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

FOLLOWING HER VISIT TO BOR AND A MEETING WITH REBEL LEADER RIEK MACHAR, TO DISCUSS THE WORSENING HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION, IN THE WAKE OF THE RECENT MASS KILLINGS IN SOUTH SUDAN'S UNITY AND JONGLEI STATE CAPITALS, THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMM...

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20140430 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

THE EAST AFRICAN LEADERS ARE MEETING IN ARUSHA TANZANIA, WHERE THEY AMONG OTHER THINGS, IN THE SUMMIT WILL CONSIDER AND POSSIBLY MAKE A DELIBERATION ON THE ONGOING CONFLICT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDAN. THE MEETING HAPPENED JUST WHEN UNIT...

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20140429 FOSSIL FUELS

EXPERTS SAY FOSSIL FUEL SUBSIDIES ARE CONTRIBUTING TO FISCAL INSTABILITY AND UNDERMINING GOVERNMENT EFFORTS TO COMBAT SERIOUS ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES. A UN CONFERENCE IN NAIROBI IS FOCUSING ON HOW FISCAL POLICIES CAN ADDRESS T...

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20140428 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

A GROUP CALLING ITSELF FRIENDS OF SOUTH SUDAN HAS CALLED ON PRESIDENT SALVA KIIR TO STEP DOWN. THE GROUP SAYS THE PRESIDENCY IS A SYMBOL OF UNITY BUT IN AFRICA’S YOUNGEST DEMOCRACY, IT HAS FAILED TO ACHIEVE THAT. THE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP HA...

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20140428 S AFRICA'S FREEDOM DAY

ON SUNDAY, SOUTH AFRICA CELEBRATED 20 YEARS SINCE ITS FIRST DEMOCRATIC ELECTION THAT BROUGHT TO AN END DECADES OF THE APARTHEID RULE. THE CELEBRATIONS WERE MARKED BY ALL KINDS OF DISPLAYS INCLUDING SPEECHES BY DIFFERENT SPEAKERS, STREET PAR...

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20140427 TAKING RESPONSIBILITY

SOUTH KOREA'S PRIME MINISTER CHUNG HONG-WON HAS THIS MORNING OFFERED TO RESIGN OVER THE GOVERNMENT'S HANDLING OF A DEADLY FERRY SINKING THAT HAS LEFT MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE DEAD OR MISSING AND LED TO WIDESPREAD SHAME, FURY AND FINGER-POINTING...

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20140424 WORLD IMMUNIZATION WEEK

WITH THE SLOGAN "IMMUNIZATION FOR A HEALTHY FUTURE. KNOW, CHECK, PROTECT", THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND ITS PARTNERS AROUND THE GLOBE ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WHICH VACCINES ARE NEEDED TO PREVENT DEADLY ILLNESSES, TO ...

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20140425 SOCUTH SUDAN CRISIS

  THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL MEMBERS ARE CONSIDERING SANCTIONS ON SOUTH SUDAN'S WARRING PARTIES. THROUGH THE HEAD OF UN PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN SOUTH SUDAN THE SECURITY COUNCIL HAS SAID THAT, THE SICK CYCLE OF VIOLENCE THAT STARTED ON ...

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20140422 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

HUMAN RIGHTS INVESTIGATORS FROM THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS) HAVE CONFIRMED THAT OPPOSITION FORCES KILLED HUNDREDS OF SOUTH SUDANESE AND FOREIGN CIVILIANS AFTER DETERMINING THEIR ETHNICITY OR NATIONALITY WHEN THEY CAPT...

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20140421 S KOREA FERRY DISASTER

RESCUE OPERATIONS FOR SURVIVORS OF THE SEWOL FERRY THAT CAPSIZED ON WEDNESDAY LAST WEEK CONTINUE AS FAMILY MEMBERS OF MISSING PASSENGERS WHO WERE ON THE SOUTH KOREAN FERRY SEWOL WHICH SANK IN THE SEA OFF JINDO CRY AT A PORT IN JINDO. THE FE...