AU plan to “neutralize” Kony and LRA

Joseph Kony

• UN and African Union envoys have highlighted a new regional strategy that they hope will bring an end to the activities of Joseph Kony and his rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The Secretary-General’s Special representative and head of the UN Regional Office for Central Africa, Abou Moussa says its success depends on the willingness of all actors to support and implement the proposed actions.

An aerial view of a village burned to the ground, in South Sudan's Jonglei State.

UN calls for prosecution of those responsible for violence in Jonglei state

• Inter-communal violence claimed the lives of hundreds of people in the South Sudan state of Jonglei within just six weeks, according to a UN report. The UN Mission in South Sudan's recorded 612 fatalities in the course of the attacks on Murle settlements and 276 deaths resulting from the attacks on the Lou Nuer and Dinka communities between December 2011 and February 2012. The report recommends that the government activate an Investigation Committee into the Jonglei State Crisis and prosecute perpetrators.

miners in Africa

South African miners hope to strike gold at Rio+20

• South African miners hope that sustainable development commitments made as Rio+20 will benefit them Platinum, gold, copper and coal: these are some of the minerals extracted from the rich ground in South Africa. But what happens when all the treasures buried deep in the Earth are gone, and the multinational mining corporations move on? South Africa's National Union of Mine Workers is hoping commitments made by governments at the UN Rio+20 conference on sustainable development will benefit its 300,000 members.

Producer:  Julie Walker
Prod. Asst.: Florence Poblete-Enriquez     Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration:  10’00″

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