UN AND AFRICA: The UN mission in South Sudan has a new leader

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Ellen Margrethe Løj. Photo: UNMISS/JC McIlwaine

• In a country coming out of conflict, a solution to address root causes cannot be imposed from abroad. That's what has been said by the new head of the UN mission in South Sudan. The top UN envoy in South Sudan says it is vital that all segments of South Sudanese society get involved in the peace process.

Ebola outbreak is “accelerating ahead” of control efforts 

A woman visits her husband in Monrovia, Liberia.Photo: UNMIL/Staton Winter

• The outbreak of the Ebola virus disease in West Africa is accelerating ahead of the efforts to control it, according to UN officials. The World Health Organization (WHO) says there are now more than 3,500 confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. More than 1, 500 people have died from the disease which causes internal and external bleeding.

Zanzibar economy suffers effects of climate change

Irrigation in Tanzania

• The development of Zanzibar in the Indian Ocean is being held back by the effects of climate change, according to a senior minister on the island. Agriculture, fishing and tourism are all being negatively impacted by rising sea-levels and temperatures. Zanzibar participated  in a conference on small island developing states held in Samoa, in order to build partnerships to help in tackling climate change.

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Duration: 10'00"

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