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Progress made in combating armed groups in DRC

Aveba, Ituri district, DR Congo: A young girl riding her toy wooden bicycle flashes a confident smile as a patrol of MONUSCO peacekeepers passes by. Photo MONUSCO/Abel Kavanagh

Progress has been made in combating armed groups in the volatile eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according to the head of the UN mission in the country (MONUSCO).…

15 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Papua New Guinea entrepreneurs challenged to develop new business ideas

Kumul Game Changers training with Sillicon Valley experts. Photo: UNDP

Entrepreneurs in Papua New Guinea are being challenged to develop innovative business ideas that contribute to the South-East Asian…

4 Jul 2015 / Listen /

Release sought for UN helicopter crew in Sudan

WFP delivering food assistance.  Copyright: WFP/George Fominyen

Efforts are under way to secure the release of six crew members of a UN food agency's helicopter who…

29 Jan 2015 / Listen /

UN cultural agency rolls out literacy programs in South Sudan

© UNESCO /M. Hofer (2011), A female student of Hai Tokyo School on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan participates in a English reading exercise

Literacy programs are being rolled out in South Sudan to help teach as many people to read and write…

15 Jan 2015 / Listen /
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