UN report says torture in detention is widespread in Libya

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Libyans celebrate anniversary of uprising

• A UN report issued on Tuesday says there is widespread torture and ill-treatment of detainees in Libya. The report has been jointly published by the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the UN human rights office. It says human rights violations have continued in Libya despite the government's efforts to improve the situation.

Former fighters in South Sudan graduate for civilian life

President Salva Kiir inspects troops

• The first group of former combatants in South Sudan recently graduated after vocational training in Western Bahar el Ghazal State. The pilot programme to reintegrate the ex-combatants, supported by the UN Mission in South Sudan ( UNMISS), started in 2012. The former fighters were trained for more than three months in animal husbandry, carpentry, electrical science, farming and gardening, plumbing, masonry, motor mechanics and welding.

Zoleka Mandela campaigns for road safety in South Africa

Zoleka Mandela at UN

My World is a worldwide UN survey to allow citizens around the world to vote on issues they believe are priorities that leaders should address. Zoleka Mandela, a road safety activist in South Africa, is one of the more than 1.1 million people who have participated in the survey. She says road safety has to be internationally recognized as a problem.

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

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