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OBIT / NELSON MANDELA

Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist, and politician who served as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999, was the first to be elected in a fully representative, multiracial election in South Africa. UNTV

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CAR / DISPLACED

As the violence spiral out of control in Central African Republic, the civilians are bearing the brunt of it. Some estimated 400,000 people are displaced from their homes, mostly living in the bush, with little or no access to clean water or humanitarian aid. IRIN

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PHILIPPINES / SCHOOL OPENINGS

In areas of the Philippines affected by the typhoon, about 90 per cent of school buildings were damaged, leaving over a million pupils and 34,000 teachers with no place for learning. The government, with UNICEF and partners are working to get children back to a normal schedule as quickly as possible, first with a 'soft' [...]

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COSTA RICA / CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE

Planting trees as ‘living fences’ and feeding cattle local grasses are some of the strategies used by Costa Ricans to reduce the carbon footprint of their farms, in a united effort to mitigate global warming. Some farmers receive money for planting trees in their coffee fields as part of a carbon financing project supported in [...]

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UN / CAR

The Security Council today (5 December) unanimously approved the deployment of French and African troops to the Central African Republic following the rapid deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in the country in  recent months. US Ambassador Samantha Power said that "what matters right now to the civilians whose lives are hanging in the balance [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Two South Sudanese teams lay aside their prosthetic limbs to take part in a wheelchair basketball game held as part of activities to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNMISS

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UN /OPCW

The Special Coordinator of the OPCW-UN Mission Sigrid Kaag said in an interview that that there has been good progress in the effort to destroySyria's chemical weapons. However, she stressed that there are security constraints, and they are serious but "we are calm and sure of our intent of the collective will." UNTV/FILE

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BULGARIA / SYRIAN REFUGEES

The Syrian refugee crisis is spreading beyond the Middle East and slowly reaching Europe. There are now 5,000 Syrian refugees in Bulgaria, one of the poorest countries of the European Union.  UNHCR

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