UN and Africa: focus on peacekeeping, South Sudan and Nigeria

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UNSG lays a wreath at a ceremony at UNHQ for fallen peacekeepers. UN Photo/Mark Garten

Fallen peacekeepers honoured at UN

One hundred and twenty-nine United Nations peacekeepers who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2015 were remembered at a ceremony at UN Headquarters in New York. The blue helmets, as they are known, came from 50 different countries, many from Africa. They were honoured ahead of International Day of UN Peacekeepers which is marked annually on 29th May. The ceremony took place the day after five peacekeepers were killed in Mali. Daniel Dickinson followed the service which began with the laying of a remembrance wreath.

 

 

South Sudan. Photo: UNICEF/Sebastian Rich

Progressive "paradigm shift" needed to end gender-based violence in South Sudan

Weak law enforcement institutions and some traditional cultural practices hinder victims of gender-based violence in South Sudan from reporting these incidents to the authorities. That's according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, which has launched a campaign targeting women in four camps for internally displaced people (IDPs). Leda Limann heads the UNMISS field office in Warrap State which is behind the campaign. She spoke to David Lukan about the scope of the challenge.

 

Kemi Adeosun. Photo: IMF

Up to 70% drop in oil revenue hits Nigeria "hard"

A 70 per cent drop in oil revenue in Nigeria has hit the West African country "quite hard" according to Finance Minister Kemi Adeosun. Speaking on the margins of the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Washington DC, Ms Adeosun said that the government needed to diversify its revenue base by ensuring improved collection of tax, customs and non-oil revenues. She's been talking to Bruce Edwards.

Presenter: Daniel Dickinson
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Duration: 10'00″

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