Founding father of Tanzania honoured at United Nations

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Julius Nyerere

• The founding father of the United Republic of Tanzania, the late Julius Kambarage Nyerere, was honoured at the UN this week. The Permanent Mission of Tanzania to the UN organized the commemoration of Mwalimu Nyerere Day on 14 October. The event coincided with the launch of a book titled "Julius Nyerere: Africa's Titan on a Global Stage."

Somalis receive airport fire and rescue training in Kenya

Somali firefighters

• As Somalia continues to rebuild functioning state institutions, it established a fire fighting unit early this year. The government is increasing the number of fire-fighters and training them in new techniques. A group of 20 young men recently received training in airport emergency fire and rescue management in Kenya.

A centre in Ghana trains over 10,000 people in peacekeeping

General Obed Akwa

• The Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Ghana has trained more than 10,000 people from all over the world since it was established in 2003. It has offered more than 230 courses in various aspects of peacekeeping operations. The Commandant of the Centre says its objective is to tap into the long-standing experience of the Ghanaian armed forces in international peacekeeping.

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

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