Seven Tanzanian UNAMID peacekeepers killed and 17 others injured in ambush in Darfur, Sudan

UNAMID peacekeeper recuperates in Nyala following deadly ambush [UN Photo/ Albert González Farran]

United Nations/African Union Peacekeepers under joint patrol were ambushed Saturday, the 13th of July in the Khor Abeche team site in Darfur, Sudan. Seven Tanzanian peacekeepers from the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) were killed and 17 others injured. Heavy ammunition was used in the attack from an unidentified group, according to Chris Cycmanick, the Acting Spokesperson for UNAMID.

Thesele Kemane preforming in the General Assembly Hall. [UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz]

Hope for a young South African opera student

For more than four decades, black and non-white South Africans lived under a brutal system of Apartheid. When the Apartheid regime officially ended in 1994, Nelson Mandela, the new leader, brought hope to many people.

UN Television and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) jointly produced an inspiring documentary on young South African opera students from the townships. The film is called I Live to Sing: Ndiphilela Ukucula and will air on many PBS stations starting 18 July, Nelson Mandela International Day. Today, we bring you an excerpt from the film which was narrated by Daljit Dhaliwal, as we spotlight one of the opera students – Thesele Kemane who was at UN Headquarters on Nelson Mandela Day last year.

Grammy Award Winner Angelique Kidjo preforming at an event in commemoration of Malala Day. [UN Photo/Rick Bajornas]

Angelique Kidjo impressed by Malala’s humility

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Angelique Kidjo was at the United Nations Friday 12 July in support of Malala Yousafzai’s crusade. The Grammy Award Winner is also passionate about the education of girls, particularly in Africa. UN Radio’s Leda Letra caught up with Angelique and they talked about her impressions of Malala.


Producer/Presenter: Beng Poblete-Enriquez

Editor: Donn Bobb

Production Assistant: Ezzat El-Ferri

Studio Engineer: Zach Prewitt

Duration: 10'00"

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