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WORLD BANK / GLOBAL ECONOMIC PROSPECTS

The World Bank's newly-released Global Economic Prospects (GEP) report says that  the world economy is projected to strengthen this year, with growth picking up in developing countries while high-income economies appear to finally be turning the corner five years after the global financial crisis. WORLD BANK

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UN / DALLAIRE GENOCIDE

Twenty years after the Rwandan Genocide, the former Force Commander of the UN peacekeeping force, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, said that in the previous months "the international community did its best to ignore Rwanda. It wasn't under the radars, it was of no self-interest, it was of no strategic value." UNTV

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IRAQ / BAN KAWRGOSIK REFUGEE CAMP

UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon along with UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres and Under Secretary for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief, Valerie Amos, visited Kawrgosik refugee camp near Erbil in Northern Iraq, where they talked to refugee families and saw the facilities. UNHCR

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SOUTH SUDAN / IDP EXAMS

More than 400 children taking refuge at United Nations (UN) compounds in Juba , South Sudan,  took their primary level certificate examinations in English on Monday. This is the first of five exams that will take place throughout the week. They were scheduled  last month but had to be postponed due to the fighting taking [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD EMERGENCY OP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new emergency operation to expand assistance to people affected by the crisis in South Sudan and is working to overcome challenges preventing urgently needed relief from reaching those who need it. WFP

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SOMALIA / AL SHABAB INTERNET

Businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Somalia are increasingly reliant on the Internet and this hasn't boded too well with the insurgent group, al Shabab, which last week issued a statement banning the use of mobile Internet services and gave service providers a 15-day ultimatum to disconnect the service, threatening to punish those who [...]

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