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Billboard of Guinea’s junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara in the capital Conakry. August 2009 File Photo IRIN/Nancy Palus

Indictment of former Guinea leader "important step" in fight against impunity

The indictment of Guinea's former president in connection with violence committed rally six years ago has been welcomed by a senior UN official as "an important step" in the fight against impunity.

Moussa Dadis Camara was the country's ruler when at least 156 people were killed and more than 100 women and girls raped in a soccer stadium in the capital, Conakry, in September 2009.

UN advocate against sexual violence in conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura commended the Guinean authorities for taking this step towards bringing justice to the victims.

World cereal production to be better than expected

Global cereal production should top 2.5 billion tonnes this year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reported.

This is an improvement over projections made a month ago and is just over one per cent lower than the record level reached in 2014.

However, the agency is concerned about food insecurity in some regions, particularly in Africa.

It said out of the 34 countries worldwide that need food assistance, 28 are in Africa.
African countries among beneficiaries of industrial development agreement

Ethiopia and Senegal are among several developing countries set to receive investment and technical assistance in areas such as energy, climate action and agro-business.

It follows the signing of a collaboration agreement by the UN Industrial Development Organization and the European Investment Bank.

It aims to promote "inclusive and sustainable industrial development."

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

Duration: 1’34″

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