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17.01.00 – AFRICA

UN / LYBIA

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling on all parties in Libya to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to the fighting. The 15-member body also condemned the use of violence against civilians and called on those responsible to be held accountable. UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

MALI / GUTERRES

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres visitedTombouctou,Mali, where he met with local authorities and members of  civil society affected by insecurity in the northern region of the West African country. He called on the government and armed groups to return to dialogue to allow refugees to return toMalifromNiger,Burkina FasoandMauritania. MINUSMA

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / DARFUR

Sudan's ambassador to the UN told delegates in the Security Council that his government was willing to "bury the hatchet" and "let bygones be bygones," adding that Darfur has gone "beyond peacekeeping" and the region was beginning to stabilize. UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

The World Heath Organization warned the heavy toll on health workers is hampering the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The UN agency noted that more than 120 health professionals have died and more than 240 have contracted the disease in the affected countries. UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / EBOLA UPDATE

A UN Spokesperson confirmed the re-emergence of the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the disease has killed 13 people since July. He also said that "the current trend of limitations on flights is having adverse effects on efforts to control the disease.” UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SÃO TOMÉ ISLAND / CHOCOLATE

The world loves chocolate. Each year more than (USD) 83 billion is spent on it. And the average European eats up to a kilogram of it every month.  But did you ever think that your choice of chocolate could help save one of the world’s most threatened environments? There’s a type of farming that is [...]

23 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GUINEA / EBOLA SURVIVOR

Saa Sabas, an Ebola survivor, decided to volunteer for the Guinean Red Cross in order to raise awareness on prevention and treatment of the disease among the communities. WHO

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / NIGERIA CHIBOK GIRLS

A senior UN official warned that some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls who escaped were raped on their way home, adding another burden to their lives. “So, double tragedy. It is been really a sad story for them."  UNIFEED-UNTV

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / ZERROUGUI VISIT

Concluding her four-day visit to Somalia, the UN Special Representative on Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, called for the full implementation of the Action Plan signed by Somali Government to end recruitment of child soldiers.  UNSOM

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / LYALL GRANT

United Kingdom's ambassador Mark Lyall Grant speaking in his national capacity, said that his government was "absolutely appalled" by the killing of James Foley but in terms of Security Council action, "it wasn't raised in the Council today and there wasn't any specific proposal that I'm aware of for the Council to react."UNIFEED-UNTV  

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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