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ETHIOPIA / PARLIAMENT

Parliamentarians from around the world gathered in Ethiopia this week to discuss the role of lawmakers in supporting development efforts during a global economic downturn. They visited UNICEF supported grassroots projects in the capital Addis Ababa and met with representatives of local NGOs. UNICEF

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SUDAN / MOTORCYCLE AMBULANCES

South Sudan has a new tool in the fight against maternal mortality: motorbike ambulances complete with sidecar and padded bed. They look different, but in remote parts of a country where – according to the United Nations an expectant mother has a greater chance of dying in childbirth, the pilot project is intended at cutting [...]

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UN / DR CONGO

Briefing the Security Council on the latest in the DR Congo, UN Envoy Alan Doss says it is impossible to end the FDLR (Democratic Front for the Liberation of Rwanda) control over large parts of both Kivus, “without any humanitarian consequences.” UNTV

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UN / DOSS

The UN envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Alan Doss says that the global economic crisis has hit the trade-dependent country very hard, jeopardizing political progress on the conflict in the East and potentially leading to “very serious” consequences for national security. State revenues are down 70 percent, and the government is struggling [...]

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