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Ancient Somali cave art "enormous" potential for future tourism

Listen / The UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, views some of the ancient rock art at Laas Geel, located near Hargeisa, Somaliland, on 10 January 2018. Photo: UN Photo/Tobin Jones

Ancient rock shelters that are home to some of the oldest cave paintings in Africa, have "enormous" potential to help bring thousands more tourists to Somalia and 'Somaliland'. That's according to the top envoy who heads the UN Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), Michael Keating. Standing inside the extraordinary cave formations of Laas Gaal, on [...]

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News in Brief 12 January 2018

Listen / General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák addresses an informal meeting of the GA on his priorities for 2018. Photo: UN Photo/Manuel Elias

"We must have an agreement" on migration, says Assembly President Agreement must be reached by the nations of the world on a comprehensive global compact on migration, said the President of the General Assembly on Friday. Miroslav Lajčák made the plea at UN Headquarters in New York, while setting out his priorities for the global [...]

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South Africa records largest Listeria outbreak ever, more than 60 dead

Listen / WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier. Photo: UN Webcast video capture (file)

What's believed to be the largest outbreak ever of the deadly bacterial disease Listeriosis — or Listeria — has left more than 60 people dead across South Africa, with nearly 750 confirmed cases. That's according to the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which praised the response of the South African Government so far. WHO [...]

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