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Survivors of LRA attacks seek protection in DR Congo

Ugandan bandits of the Lord's Resistance Army continue to wreak havoc in the north-eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN Security Council condemns LRA attacks in Congo

Members of the UN Security Council have strongly condemned the recent attacks carried out by the Lords Resistance Army in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Fundamentals of Nepal's peace process being challenged: Martin

UN Special envoy for Nepal Ian Martin has warned that for all of the important achievements of Nepal's peace process, he fears there is now a danger that the fundamentals of the process are being challenged and eroded.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

How women in Eritrea are defying stereotypes and going into farming

Nearly 40 years ago, the women of Eritrea fought on the front lines of their country's war of independence and became pioneers in the African women's liberation movement. Since the war ended in 1991, new laws have been passed granting Eritrean women the right to vote, own land and work in any job they choose. But in rural communities, women's liberation is a war still being fought…except now volatile global food prices are bringing attention to the biases and burdens women endure and the critical role they play in ensuring Eritrea's food security. Sanne Winderixk of the International Fund for Agricultural Development reports.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Food Crisis | Read More »

The search for peace in Gaza

Diplomatic efforts are underway to arrange a ceasefire in Gaza after three weeks of fighting. But despite a Security Council resolution (1860) calling on both sides to stop the fighting, the death toll continues to rise – more than 1,000 Palestinian civilians have died and almost 5,000 have been injured. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is [...]

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Perspective | Read More »

SG continues efforts to reach a ceasefire in Gaza

As the humanitarian crisis in Gaza enters its third week, intense efforts are underway to bring about a ceasefire.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

Future Muslim leaders meet in Doha

Young people representing different ideologies within Islam are meeting this weekend in Doha, Qatar, for the Muslim Leaders of Tomorrow Conference.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's Features | Read More »

UN concerned for welfare of displaced civilians in Sri Lanka

The United Nations is increasingly concerned for the well-being of tens of thousands of civilians caught up in the conflict raging in the northern Vanni area of Sri Lanka.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Military operations continue in Gaza for a 21st day: OCHA

Israeli forces continued military operations in Gaza for the 21st day Friday.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

More than 340 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

More than 340 children have so far been killed in Gaza, and over 1,600 have been injured.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Ban urges Israel to declare unilateral ceasefire

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Israel to declare a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza during a visit to Ramallah – the seat of the West Bank government of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WHO says Israel deliberately targets health facilities in Gaza

The World Health Organisation is accusing Israeli Defence Forces of deliberately targeting health facilities in Gaza.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

WFP says fighting hampers food distribution in Gaza

The World Food Programme warns that continuing fighting and problems with access are hampering its efforts to help Palestinians in Gaza.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

Survivors of Ugandan rebel attacks in DR Congo appeal for protection

Survivors of attacks by Ugandan rebels in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have appealed for protection.

16 Jan 2009 | Posted in Today's News | Read More »

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