A Burkina Faso youth says peace is important for Africa

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• Hundreds of young people gathered at the United Nations on Wednesday to mark the International Day of Peace under the theme "Educate for Peace". The day is observed on 21st of September each year to reflect and reiterate the belief in non-violence and call for a global ceasefire. A teenager from Burkina Faso says peace is very important for Africa.

Immunization campaigns aim to contain polio outbreak in Kenya

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• Immunization campaigns have been conducted in Kenya to contain the outbreak of polio that has gripped the country since May. UN agencies which are helping to sensitize people about polio, say there are now over 100 cases of the disease. The efforts to contain the outbreak are concentrated around the Dadaab camps for Somali refugees.

Tanzania does well in reducing child mortality: UNICEF

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• Approximately 90 million children's lives have been saved over the past two decades, according to the UN children's Fund (UNICEF). It says the number of children who die before they reach five years of age has fallen from 12.6 million in 1990 to 6.6 million in 2012. UNICEF identifies Tanzania as one of the countries that have done well in reducing child mortality.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Editor: Donn Bobb
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewitt
Duration: 10'00"

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