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UN / SUDAN

The Security Council today (17 July) called on the parties to the dispute over the oil-rich Sudanese town of Abyei to abide by the decision to be rendered next week on the matter, one of several outstanding issues related to the 2005 peace pact that ended the country’s north-south civil war. UNTV / UNMIS

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UN / CHISSANO

Joachim Chissano, the UN Special Envoy for Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) affected areas says the problem with the failure to sign the final peace pact which would end two decades of fighting was that he didn’t have an interlocutor from the LRA’s side. UNTV / UNMIS

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UN / INDONESIA BOMBING

The Security Council condemns the bombings of two hotels in Jakarta which left nine people dead and dozens injured. This was the first suicide bombing since 2005, when 20 people were killed when suicide bombers hit three Bali restaurants. UNTV

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NEW YORK / SARKOZY

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lunches with French President Nicolas Sarkozy in New York on the eve of a concert at Radio City Music Hall celebrating Nelson Mandela’s 91st birthday. UNTV

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TAJIKISTAN / FOOD CRISIS

A full 90 percent of the Rasht Valley’s economy is built on Tajik men leaving home to work in Russia’s construction industry – a sector badly hit by global recession. Remittances from Russia to Tajikistan fell by a third in the first months of this year alone with a consequent rise in poverty, leaving children [...]

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SOMALIA / FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The flight of more than 200,000 people from Somalia’s war-torn capital Mogadishu since May – the latest chapter in the crisis in the Horn of Africa – underlines how WFP must operate amid opposing armed groups to reach the powerless and hungry, feeding more than two million people in June. WFP

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