UN AND AFRICA: Violence in South Darfur a cause for concern: UNAMID

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El Sereif, Darfur (Photo: UNAMID)

 

• Thousands of people have been displaced by violence in South Darfur. The African Union-UN Darfur (UNAMID) says villages have been looted and burnt in the latest flare up of the violence. UNAMID says its peacekeepers tried to get into the areas affected by the violence but were prevented by the authorities.

UN to launch new phase of support in Sierra Leone

Farmers in Sierra Leone

• Sierra Leone has been hailed by the UN Secretary-General as a "success story" because of the great strides it has made towards peace, stability and long-term development. The UN is ending its peace and political operations on 31 March to focus on supporting the economic development of the West African nation. One of the thousands of people whose limbs were cut off by rebels is participating in this effort.

UNDP initiative in CAR aims to help reconcile, rebuild communities

Displaced people in CAR

• As violence continues in the Central African Republic, efforts are being made to foster reconciliation. It is estimated that 1, 000 people have died and hundreds of thousands of others have been displaced by the conflict in the country. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a $26 million programme to, among other things, generate some income for people and promote dialogue.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Florence Poblete-Enriquez
Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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