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20140420EMPOWERING S SUDAN NGOS

IN A BID TO EMPOWER LOCAL NGOS, THE UNITED NATIONS MISSION IN SOUTH SUDAN (UNMISS) HAS AWARDED A CONTRACT FOR OPERATING A CARWASH FACILITY WITHIN ITS COMPOUND, TO THE SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (SSWEN). ACCORDING TO SSWEN PR...

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20140418 RWANDA GENOCIDE

TWENTY YEARS AFTER 800 000 TUTSIS AND MODERATE HUTUS WERE KILLED WITHIN 100 DAYS BY HUTU MILITIA, THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SAID THAT UN COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE TO STOP THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA.  

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20140418 RWANDA GENOCIDE

TWENTY YEARS AFTER 800 000 TUTSIS AND MODERATE HUTUS WERE KILLED WITHIN 100 DAYS BY HUTU MILITIA, THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MOON SAID THAT UN COULD HAVE AND SHOULD HAVE DONE MORE TO STOP THE GENOCIDE IN RWANDA.  

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20140418 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN-KI-MOON HAS STRONGLY CONDEMNED THE ATTACK ON CIVILIANS AND UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPERS IN THE UNMISS PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS SITE IN BOR, IN THE CAPITAL OF JONGLEI STATE IN SOUTH SUDAN. THE ATTACK LEFT AT LEAST ...

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20140417 DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT NEED TO BE INCLUDED INTO BROADER DISCUSSION OF THE POST-2015 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN ORDER TO LEAVE A MORE RESILIENT WORLD TO FUTURE GENERATIONS. THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL BAN KI-MO...

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20140416 SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

THE ANTI-GOVERNMENT FORCES HAVE TAKEN CONTROL OF BENTIU, THE CAPITAL OF THE UNITY STATE OF SOUTH SUDAN, FOLLOWING RENEWAL OF FIGHTING, AND DOUBLING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEEKING SHELTER AT THE UNMISS BASE IN THE CITY TO ABOUT 9, 000. TH...

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20140415 SOUTH SUDAN CONFLICT

SOUTH AFRICA WILL SEND THE AFRICAN NATIONAL CONGRESS (ANC) OFFICIALS TO SOUTH SUDAN TO HELP RESOLVE THE CONFLICT IN THE COUNTRY. SOUTH AFRICAN SPECIAL ENVOY TO SOUTH SUDAN CYRIL RAMAPHOSA SAID ANC WILL ASSIST SPLM TO RESOLVE INTERNAL PARTY ...

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20140415 SOMALI NATIONAL ARMY

A CEREMONY WAS HELD ON SATURDAY TO MARK THE SOMALI NATIONAL ARMY (SNA) 54TH ANNIVERSARY. ONCE REGARDED AS ONE OF AFRICA'S BEST ARMIES, THE SNA HAS DISINTEGRATED WITH THE COLLAPSE OF THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT IN 1991. MORE RECENTLY, NUMEROUS MI...

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20140414 CLIMATE CHANGE

AT THE CLIMATE LEADER'S SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON DC, THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL CALLED ON GOVERNMENTS TO REACH A UNIVERSAL LEGAL CLIMATE AGREEMENT BY NEXT YEAR THAT IS BOTH AMBITIOUS AND ACHIEVABLE. BAN KI-MOON STRESSED THE NEED FOR BOTH POLITICA...

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201404013 DRC SEXUAL VIOLENCE

THE EASTERN PROVINCE OF THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO IS KNOWN AS THE "RAPE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD" WHERE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF WOMEN HAVE BEEN RAPED AND TORTURED BY VARIOUS MILITIAS ACTIVE IN THE REGION, INCLUDING CONGOLESE ARMY TROOPE...

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20140411 ENDING POVERTY

LAST YEAR, WORLD BANK SET A GOAL TO END EXTREME POVERTY BY 2030, PUTTING MEASURES THAT WOULD INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND GROWTH. DURING THE "ZERO POVERTY 2030" EVENT AT WORLD BANK HEADQUARTERS IN WASHINGTON DC, UN SECRETARY GENERAL BAN KI-MOO...

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201404010 CAR CRISIS

SOME 80 PERCENT OF THE MUSLIM POPULATION HAS BEEN FORCIBLY DISPLACED IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC AND THE ANTI-BALAKA – THE CHRISTIAN MILITIAS ARE REGARDED AS CRIMINALS. THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NAVI...

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20140409 PRESIDENT'S TOUR IN TURKEY

PRESIDENT UHURU KENYATTA COMMISSIONED THE KENYAN EMBASSY IN TURKEY AND PLEDGED TO SEND AN AMBASSADOR TO THE CAPITAL ANKARA. CURRENTLY, THE HEAD OF THE EMBASSY IS THE CHARGE D’AFFAIRES MR. LINDSAY KIPTINESS. TURKEY OPENED ITS EMBASSY IN NAIR...

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20140409 EBOLA IN WEST AFRICA

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) IS EXPECTING TO SEE THE OUTBREAK OF CASES OF THE DEADLY EBOLA VIRUS, CONTINUE IN WEST AFRICA OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. WHO EXPERTS ARE DESCRIBING THE OUTBREAK IN THE REGION AS THE MOST CHALLENGING THEY HA...

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20140409 KENYA CHINA TIES

CHINESE PRIME MINISTER LI KEQIANG IS SET TO VISIT KENYA NEXT MONTH, DEPUTY FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER FOR AFRICA ZHANG MING HAS SAID. MR. MING WHO MADE THE REMARKS WHEN HE PAID A COURTESY CALL ON DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO AT HIS OFFICE ON...

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20140408 AFRICA'S PULSE

ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA CONTINUES TO RISE FROM 4.7 PERCENT IN 2013 TO A FORECASTED 5.2 PERCENT IN 2014. THIS PERFORMANCE IS BOOSTED BY RISING INVESTMENT IN NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AND STRONG HOUSEHOLD SPENDING, A...

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20140405 MARETE WAR ON WOMEN

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20140404 EBOLA OUTBREAK GUINEA

THE GUINEAN HEALTH AUTHORITIES REPORTED FOUR NEW CASES OF EBOLA, BRINGING THE NUMBER TO 131, WITH 84 CONFIRMED DEATHS. ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO) THE SOURCE OF INFECTION HAS BEEN LOCALIZED IN THE SOUTH EAST OF GUINEA. ...

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20140403 LENDING POVERTY

THE WORLD BANK GROUP HAS PUT FORTH A SERIES OF MEASURES, INCLUDING A $100 BILLION INCREASE IN THE LENDING CAPACITY TO MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES OVER THE NEXT DECADE, WITH AN AIM TO ACHIEVE ITS AMBITIOUS TWIN GOALS OF ENDING EXTREME POVER...

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20140402 WORLD AUTISM DAY

THE UNITED NATIONS IS CELEBRATING ITS SEVENTH ANNUAL WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY, WITH THE AIM OF RISING AWARENESS ABOUT A DISORDER AFFECTING MILLIONS OF INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE WORLD AT THEIR EARLY DEVELOPMENTAL AGE.