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Afghan teen raps against child 'Brides for Sale'

Sonita Alizadeh.  (Screen grab from World Bank video)

An Afghan teenager is using rap music to advocate for an end to child marriage. Sonita Alizadeh, 19, has released a music video called 'Brides for Sale' which highlights the ordeal of young…

10 Jul 2016 / Listen /

China urged to "create space" for civil society

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) addresses a joint press conference with Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

China has been urged by the UN Secretary-General to "create space" for civil society groups in the country so…

7 Jul 2016 / Listen /

El Niño means 60 million people worldwide face food insecurity

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The impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon is continuing to drive up food insecurity, and the arrival of…

6 Jul 2016 / Listen /

News in Brief 06 July 2016

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El Niño causing a "food and agriculture crisis" The El Niño weather phenomenon is causing a "food and agriculture…

6 Jul 2016 / Listen /
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