Terrorism- a threat to Africa's peace, security and development

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• Terrorism, which is increasingly becoming a major concern to Africa, was once again under the spotlight in the Security Council earlier this week. The Council held an "open debate on combating terrorism in Africa in the context of peacekeeping and international security." The meeting was initiated by Togo, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of May.

UN concerned about insecurity in Pibor town of South Sudan

Civilians in Pibor

• The UN is concerned about the deterioration of security in Jonglei State of South Sudan. The UN Mission in South Sudan says violence and looting by armed elements have displaced scores of people from Pibor town. UNMISS is particularly alarmed by reports that ill-disciplined members of security forces are involved in some of the incidents.

Insects have potential to provide food and livelihoods

Women seling larvae

• A new report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands says insects have the potential to provide food. According to the study, humans worldwide consume more than 1,900 species of insects. In Cameroon, insects provide food and livelihoods to people, particularly women.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri
Studio Engineer: Rosie Starr
Duration: 10'00"

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