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Fears over escalation of inter-communal violence in eastern DRC

Soldiers from DRC governmental forces on patrol during joint operations against FDLR
Photo: MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

At least 21 people were killed and 40 others wounded over the past weekend following an escalation in inter-communal violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). That information comes from…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Hunger on the rise in South Sudan "Significant measures" to be taken against DPRK following missile launch DPRK missile launch "deeply deplorable" Transparency campaigner should be released from "arbitrary detention" 200 million girls "harmed" by female genital mutilation New sexual abuse allegations against UN peacekeepers in CAR World leaders meet to raise US$9bn for Syria crisis Envoy announces "temporary pause" in Syrian talks
Today's Features

30,000 foreign terrorist fighters actively engaged with ISIL


Around 30,000 foreign terrorist fighters originating from over 100 countries are actively engaged with the ISIL or associated groups.…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

World drug problem is a "women's rights issue"


An increase in drug addiction means an increase in violence against women. That's the view of Pakistani MP, Asiya…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Pain of genital cutting remains with Kenyan activist


A Kenyan woman who was subjected to female genital mutilation or cutting has described how the pain of the…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Haitians turn to radio following 2010 earthquake

MINUSTAH FM interviewing DSRSG Kim Bolduc, in charge of humanitarian component and resident coordinator. Photo: MINUSTAH FM

The people of Haiti immediately turned to their radios for vital information following the earthquake which devastated their country…

9 Feb 2016 / Listen /

Radio can be "difference between life and death" in emergencies

Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director General (left), Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information at the UN (center left), Anne Bennett, Executive Director of Hirondelle USA (center right), and Pamela Falk, President of the UN Correspondents Association (right), speaking at the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Photo: Melanie Futorian

Radio plays an essential role in situations of conflict or disaster, sometimes making the "difference between life and death",…

8 Feb 2016 / Listen /
Fresh evidence of mass killings in Syria prisons Helping communities abandon practice of female cutting Tanzania records "strong" economic growth in 2015 A UN "world first" as special stamps are issued supporting LGBT rights
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Princess Grace of Monaco stars in this drama about the life of refugees in Europe.   Duration: 28’46″…

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Life Begins at Ten


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Declaration of Human Rights by Eleanor Roosevelt

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