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Conflict displaces 500,000 people in DR Congo's Katanga Province

A view of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in the DRC. UN Photo/Sylvain Liechti

Approximately half a million people have been displaced by conflict in the Katanga Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to humanitarian organizations. Government forces have been fighting with armed groups in the mineral-rich province since the beginning of the year. UN Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric has more. "Humanitarian organizations reported that some 100,000 [...]

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Ethnic killings and radio hate speech deplored in South Sudan

UNMISS evacuation support in Bentiu, Unity State, on 16 April. Photo: UNMISS Military

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in South Sudan's Unity State capital, Bentiu, because of their ethnic origins, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS. The mission says that hate messages calling for violence are also being used to promote what it has called "vengeful sexual violence." The killings began on April 15th [...]

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Two missing UN staff members in Pakistan reunited with families


Two staff members of the UN children's agency (UNICEF), who had been missing for three days in the Pakistani city of Karachi, have been reunited with their families. According to UNICEF, the two local employees went missing on Thursday evening and were thought to have been kidnapped. UN spokesperson Vittorio Cammarota said when UNICEF could [...]

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Participation of Afghan women in decision-making urged by UN envoy

UNAMA: A women voting in 2014 presidential election to select her future president at Zarghuna Girls High School polling centre, in the capital, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The participation of Afghan women in the national political process is critical to Afghanistan's development according to the top United Nations envoy in the country. Speaking after meeting with women parliamentarians in Kabul on Monday, Ján Kubiš, offered his congratulations on the participation of women as voters, electoral workers, observers and candidates. He said through [...]

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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars sing about peace and forgiveness

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (Webcast:  video capture)

The civil war in Sierra Leone which raged from 1991 to 2002 was known for the brutality of the rebels who cut off people's limbs and forced thousands of others to flee to neighbouring countries. One of the refugees from the war is Reuben Koroma, composer and lead singer for Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. [...]

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