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News in Brief 02 August 2017 (PM)

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  UN mission in DRC concerned over arrests The head of the UN's peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, MONUSCO, has expressed concern over arbitrary arrests and detentions in various parts of the country. MONUSCO chief Maman Sidikou said they followed peaceful civil society mobilization to protest delays in the publication of [...]

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Denying terrorists access to weapons "goes to the heart" of UN

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Denying terrorists access to weapons "goes to the heart" of the UN chief's efforts "to make prevention the core mission" of the world body. That's according to the officer in charge of the new UN Office of Counter-Terrorism, briefing the Security Council on Wednesday. Matt Wells reports. Duration: 3’06″

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UN Daily News Programme 02 August 2017

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Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn. In today's programme: Denying terrorists access to weapons "goes to the heart" of the UN's core mission on preventing conflict, says a senior counter-terrorism official; and, engaging countries close to South Sudan is a "good thing" for [...]

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Engagement of regional countries "good thing" for South Sudan peace

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The engagement of countries in eastern Africa in a process aimed at revitalizing the peace process and bringing an end to conflict in South Sudan is a "good thing" the head of global UN peacekeeping operations has said. Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who is the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, was speaking on Wednesday in the South [...]

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Security Council outlines continued concern over situation in Burundi

Listen / Thousands of people fleeing fear of violence in Burundi have arrived in Mahama Refugee Camp, Rwanda. File Photo UNHCR/Kate Holt

The UN Security Council has expressed its continued concern over the political situation in Burundi. The country has been plagued by two years of political impasse and violence stemming from President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to seek a third term in office. Hundreds of citizens have been killed while more than 400,000 have fled to neighbouring [...]

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Somali health professionals grapple with mental health stigma

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Many Somalis commonly called "crazy" are actually suffering from mental illness, often brought on by years of conflict and loss. That's one of the lessons learned at a recent UN workshop for mental health professionals in Baidoa, the capital of Somalia's South West state, organized by the UN Assistance Mission in the country, UNSOM. The [...]

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News in Brief 02 August 2017 (AM)

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Top UN officials condemn deadly mosque attack in Afghanistan A deadly assault on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan has been strongly condemned by the UN Secretary-General. At least 31 people were killed and scores injured in the attack, which took place in the north-western city of Herat on Tuesday evening. Two assailants entered the mosque [...]

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