UN and Africa: focus on Rwanda, Central African Republic and industrialization in Africa

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Rwandan refugees, who fled the genocide, returning in July 1994 from Goma, Zaire, (now the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC). UN Photo/John Isaac

It didn't just take our people, genocide "took away our dignity"

Frida Umuhoza says that it's important each morning to wake up "feeling a better person, not a bitter person." She is now a mother-of-three and author of the book "Frida: Chosen to Die, Destined to Live."Her parents were among more than 800,000 people who were systematically murdered in the Great Lakes country.The majority of those killed were Tutsi, but moderate Hutu, Twa and others were also targeted. Ms Umuhoza was one of three survivors honoured at UN headquarters on Monday at an event marking the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda, She spoke to Alexandra King.

Jane Hall Lute. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

Denouncing sex abuse by UN troops not enough, says envoy

Denouncing sexual abuse by international peacekeeping forces is not in itself enough, a senior UN official said during a visit to the Central African Republic. The African country has a history of military coups and rebellion has been plagued by sectarian violence between two opposing groups for the past three years. Back in February, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed Jane Hall Lute as his Special Coordinator to help curb sexual exploitation and abuse among UN Peacekeepers. Jocelyne Sambira reports.

Carlos Lopes. UN Photo/Kim Haughton.

"Golden opportunity" for Africa to "leapfrog" into green future

There's a "golden opportunity" for African countries to "leapfrog" over rival economies into a green future. That's the message from the chief of the Economic Commission for Africa delivered at UN headquarters on Monday. Carlos Lopes was launching the 2016 Economic Report on Africa which this year is entitled Greening Africa's Industrialization. Matthew Wells has more.

Presenter: Jocelyne Sambira
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Duration: 10'00

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