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Hip-hop artist backs sustainable energy for Africa

Akon, R&B artist and co-founder, Akon Lighting Africa initiative. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas

The hip-hop artist, Akon, says his experience growing up in Africa was the driving force behind his efforts to…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

Medical supplies running out in South Sudan

Displaced people in South Sudan. The country continues to endure a civil conflict which has pitted rebel forces against the government. Photo: WFP

South Sudan is facing what's been described by the UN as a "very serious" shortage of medical supplies. It's…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency

Conditions are ripe for cholera to take hold on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, UNHCR says. Photo: UNHCR/T.W.Monboe

  A cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed 31 people and is a serious risk for…

22 May 2015 / Listen /

Aid convoy crosses into western Libya

Humanitarian food assistance at the Zintan main food warehouse in the Nafusa Mountains, Libya. Photo: OCHA/Jihan El Alaily

An aid convoy has crossed into western Libya from Tunisia to provide relief supplies to 51,000 people displaced by…

21 May 2015 / Listen /

Destruction of cultural site would be "enormous loss to humanity"

The Syrian archaeological site of Palmyra. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin

The destruction of a cultural site in Syria would be a war crime and an enormous loss to humanity…

21 May 2015 / Listen /
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