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UN / HOLMES

Commenting on a joint assessment undertaken by the government of Sudan and the UN to look at the gaps following the recent expulsions of non-governmental organizations in Darfur, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes says that a significant effort is being made to fill immediate gaps but these are “band-aid solutions”. UNTV

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WHO / GLOBAL TB CONTROL REPORT

A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, however, one out of four TB deaths is HIV related, twice as many as previously recognized. WHO

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RWANDA / GIRLS EDUCATION AWARDS

Award ceremonies are taking place throughout Rwanda for some of the best performing girls throughout Rwanda’s primary and secondary schools. UNICEF

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UNHCR / ASYLUM STATISTICS

New statistics show that the number of people seeking asylum in industrialized countries has gone up for the second year in a row. The highest number of asylum seekers often come from countries submerged in turmoil or conflict, with Afghanistan posting the biggest gains. UNHCR

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SUDAN / TRIBAL CLASHES

Recent tribal clashes in Jonglei State between Lou Nuer and Murle tribesmen in southern Sudan leaves hundreds dead and over six thousand residents diplaced. UNMIS

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DR CONGO / AGREEMENT

A key political and security agreement is signed between the Congolese government and the CNDP (National Congress for People’s Defense) in Goma. Government and CNDP representatives had been locked in marathon negotiations to end their hostilities and set up a joint security programme in the Kivus for the past few months. MONUC

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