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Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his ‘people first’ agenda

15 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 130 Views
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The winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was announced the winner of the prestigious award on Friday for his efforts to resolve two decades of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

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‘Dangerous nationalism’ seriously threatens efforts to tackle statelessness: UNHCR chief

08 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 132 Views
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Hate speech and misguided nationalism present a serious threat to efforts to tackle statelessness, despite growing public awareness of the problem, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi said on Monday.

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Mali president dismisses coup speculation

08 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 135 Views
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Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has rejected as speculation talk of a military coup after recent jihadist attacks left dozens of soldiers dead. At least 38 soldiers were killed in two attacks last week near the border with Burkina Faso, a death toll that observers say is probably an underestimate.

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Cameroon's govt proposes special status for Anglophone regions, releases prisoners

04 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 102 Views
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Delegates at the ongoing national dialogue in Cameroon have welcomed the release of 330 prisoners and resolution to grant the English-speaking regions special status.

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New electoral law for Somalia ‘a crucial next step’ says top UN envoy, addressing Partnership Forum

04 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 116 Views
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The Somalia Partnership Forum concluded on Wednesday in the capital Mogadishu, with attendees - including the UN Special Representative for the country - taking stock of progress made, while also noting remaining challenges and agreeing on a set of priorities moving forward.

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Security Council must seize 'golden opportunity' for stability in Great Lakes region

04 October 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 52 Views
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The international community must step up efforts to end instability around Africa’s Great Lakes so that millions there can benefit from its riches, the UN Special Envoy for the region told the Security Council on Thursday.

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UNGA 2019: Young Africans will “produce the magic” says AU chief as the UN sounds warning on Sustainable Development Goals

27 September 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 136 Views
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Leaders should devise an “incentive structure” to promote a startup culture among young Africans. “I think they will produce the magic,” Albert Muchanga, the African Union’s Commissioner for Trade and Industry, told a gathering on infrastructure at the United Nations on Wednesday.

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UNGA 2019: Women are “Africa’s tigers” says Congolese First Lady as African Development Bank touts $3bn fund

27 September 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 142 Views
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African women are on the cusp of securing gender equality. “We are convinced that the moment for African women has now come,” said Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, the First Lady of the Republic of Congo.

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South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told

27 September 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 23 Views
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Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become “a beacon of hope and peace”.

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UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

27 September 2019 by 0 Comment Read for you 12 Views
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The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”.

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