South Africa serves on Security Council again

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Ambassador Baso Sangqu

• South Africa is starting another two-year term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. The country served on the Council from 2007 to 2008. Ambassador Baso Sangqu says that it is critical that Africa is represented in the Security Council since almost 70 per cent of the issues before it relate to the continent.

Southern Sudan holds a referendum on its independence

Referendum registration

• Hundreds of voters in Southern Sudan lined up outside polling centres in the region’s major cities. They are voting in a week-long referendum on the future of their territory. The referendum is part of the 2005 agreement which ended over two decades of conflict between the north and the south.

Push to save DR Congo’s natural world heritage sites

UNEP. Gorillas in  Virunga National Park  UNEP/UN Spanish Radio

Gorillas in DR Congo

• Five areas of natural beauty in the DR Congo are on a UN danger list of world heritage sites. The sites are home to a unique range of flora and fauna including the Mountain Gorilla and the Okapi. UNESCO is meeting Congolese government officials this week, to try and strengthen protection of the sites.

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Editor:Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant:Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer:Zach Prewit

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