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HAITI / CLINTON

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrives in Haiti’s capital Port au Prince accompanying former United States President Bill Clinton, as well as a group of potential investors and humanitarian actors on a trip to draw international attention to the country’s dire economic situation. They visit a school in the Cite Soleil slum and meet with honor [...]

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MIDDLE EAST / VENEMAN

Concluding a four-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel over the weekend, UNICEF head Ann Veneman says that children’s psychosocial well-being and mental health has been severely affected by the recent violence in Gaza. UNICEF

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WORLD BANK / MOVING OUT OF POVERTY

The poor can escape poverty with initiative, hard work and local economic opportunities, according to new World Bank research that includes interviews with 60,000 people in 15 countries. But those who rise out of poverty often fall back into it, according to the study entitled “Moving out of Poverty: Success from the Bottom Up”. WORLD [...]

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UN / DARFUR

UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes gives an update on the humanitarian situation in Darfur as aid groups expelled by the Sudanese government begin leaving the country, and reiterates the UN’s call for the decision to be reversed. UNTV

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COTE D’IVOIRE / AFRICAN FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) walks away with its first international football (soccer) trophy in decades, after beating favorite Ghana 2-0 in the final match of the African Nations Championship (CHAN). The inaugural CHAN wrapped up Sunday in Cote d’Ivoire’s economic capital Abidjan. ONUCI

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HAITI / RARA BAGS

A private company started by a young American woman in Haiti is using potato chip bags and other recycled trash to make purses that are marketed in the United States. The company says even the Obama daughters are sporting their bags. MINUSTAH

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