UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, children in Africa and tourism in Tanzania

Dozens of children have been killed in the latest escalation of violence in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state, the UN agency says. Photo: UNICEF

Armed youths lead killings in South Sudan, says UNICEF

Children have been raped, abducted and killed amid escalating conflict in South Sudan as warring groups try to make ground ahead of the rainy season, the UN Children’s Fund has said. UNICEF says survivors have been forced to flee armed groups in Unity State and seek shelter in camps or even hide in swamp land. The violence is reportedly ongoing and comes despite discussions with all armed groups to respect the rights of civilians, as Daniel Johnson reports from Geneva.

Efforts made to reduce pesticide risk to children

Highly hazardous pesticides. Photo: FAO/Asim Hafeez

Efforts are underway to minimize the risks to children in Africa exposed to pesticides used during agricultural production.According to figures released by the United Nations, around four million children globally are working in the agriculture sector. But now a new tool is being released to promote the safer use of pesticides.Bernd Seiffert is the UN Food and Agriculture Organization's focal point for Child Labour Prevention in Agriculture.Sandra Ferrari asked him why the tool is needed.

Diversification key to future of tourism industry in Tanzania

Aerial view of Mount Kilimanjaro. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Diversification is the key to future of the tourism industry in Tanzania, according to a report by the World Bank. With popular attractions such as Mount Kilimanjaro, wildlife parks and the archipelago of Zanzibar, Tanzania is home to some of Africa's most popular tourist destinations. Tourism is the main foreign exchange earner for the Tanzanian economy. It's also one of the fastest growing industries in the East African country. A'Melody Lee reports.

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