UN AND AFRICA: Warning signs of genocide in CARListen /
• The warning signs of a possible genocide in the Central African Republic are increasingly evident according to a senior United Nations official. The official says the sign include hate speech using animal names to describe people. He stressed the need for the international community to act now to prevent genocide in the country.
Somali and African Union forces push against Al Shabaab insurgents
• Somali and African Union troops are making progress in their latest offensive against the Al-Shabaab insurgents in Somalia, according to the top UN envoy in the country. The latest offensive is part of efforts by the authorities to extend their control throughout the country. The UN Security Council has said that 2015 is a pivotal year for Somalia in its efforts to create state institutions.
UN envoy sees progress and challenges in fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa
• Africa has made strides in keeping new HIV infections low, according to the UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. The envoy says that there has been a reduction in mother-to child-transmission of HIV and that more than 7 million people are eligible for anti-retroviral treatment.
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