Security Council decides to reinforce UN Mission in South Sudan

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Displaced people in South Sudan

• The Security Council this week decided to reinforce the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The decision came as inter-ethnic conflict worsened in the new nation. In a resolution unanimously adopted on Tuesday, the Council decided to increase the strength of UNMISS from its current over 6,800 troops and police to more than 12, 000 peacekeepers.

Kimberly scheme blocks trading in conflict diamonds

Diamonds

• This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme. It was launched in 2003 to prevent diamonds from financing conflicts. The outgoing Chairperson of the Kimberly process says about 99.1% of the diamonds that are being traded today are legal because they are under the scheme.

Urbanization poses a challenge for Ghana

Marketplace in Ghana

• Ghana is one of the African countries facing challenges of rapid urbanization. In the 1960's, just over 20 per cent of the population of the West African country lived in urban areas. But now, according to the country's Minister of Local government and Rural Development, 52 per cent of Ghanaians live in urban areas.

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

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