UN AND AFRICA: Atrocities have been committed in South Sudan, says UN report

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• There have been "grave" violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in South Sudan, according to a report released by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Thursday. It says civilians have suffered in the ongoing conflict in the country. South Sudan has been beset by conflict between government and rebel forces since December 2013.

Cities fight to clean "dirty air" as levels of pollution rise: WHO

• Several cities around the world are making a conscious effort to clean up their "dirty" air as the UN health agency warns about rising levels of pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO)'s 2014 urban air quality database launched on Wednesday covers 1,600 cities across 91 countries. A low income energy efficient housing project in Kuyasa slum in Cape Town is one example of the efforts to improve air quality.

Road transport can promote trade within Africa

• Moving goods by road can play a critical role in promoting trade between African countries, according to the head of the International Road Transport Union (IRU). The official says that only about 6 per cent of trade is between African countries. He stresses the need for African countries to facilitate trade by improving road transport.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
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Studio Engineer: Zach Prewit
Duration: 10'00"

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