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UN chief congratulates Nigeria on "largely peaceful" elections

Nigeria flag (center). UN Photo/John Isaac

The people and Government of Nigeria have been congratulated by the UN Secretary-General on the "largely peaceful and orderly conduct" of presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement, Ban Ki-moon also condemned the…

29 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Actions to protect people with albinism in Malawi welcomed by UN

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The actions taken by government officials in Malawi to deal with attacks on people with albinism have been welcomed…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Special session on Boko Haram abuses announced at UN rights body

Refugees in Diffa, Niger who fled Boko Haram violence in Nigeria. Photo: OCHA/Franck Kuwonu

The UN's human rights watchdog is to hold a special session on abuses linked to the separatist militia group…

27 Mar 2015 / Listen /

Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

Woman sells mango and sweet potato jam at the food processing shop in Bantantinnting, Senegal. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the…

26 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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