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WORLD BANK/ EBOLA COST

With the latest death toll from Ebola now at more than 3,400 in the three worst-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, a new economic impact assessment from the World Bank Group says that if the epidemic was to significantly spread in neighboring countries, the two-year regional financial impact could reach US$ 32.6 billion [...]

8 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / PEACEKEEPING MEDAL

The Security Council today (8 May) decided to create "the Captain Mbaye Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage" in honour of a United Nations peacekeeper credited with saving scores of Rwandans from death during the 1994 genocide. UNIFEED – UNTV

8 May 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / FGM REPORT

UNICEF launches a groundbreaking report on female genital mutilation or cutting – the most comprehensive compilation of data and analysis on the issue to date. It shows that more girls, as well as women and men, are saying no to FGM/C than ever before, and more communities than ever are abandoning the centuries-old tradition. UNICEF

22 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL

Robert Piper, UN Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, told a news conference in New York that "despite much better rains in 2012, coming into 2013, despite better harvest projections for many countries in the region, we have multiple crises once again this year" in the region.  UNTV

11 Jun 2013 | Read More »

SENEGAL / WOMEN AND ENERGY

Cleaner cook stoves and rural electrification are part of energy projects in Senegalthat rely on women in the decision-making process, helping them improve their lives and the prosperity of their families. WORLD BANK

9 Mar 2013 | Read More »

ICJ / HISSENE HABRE

The International Court of Justice ruled today (20 July) that Senegal must immediately prosecute former Chadian president Hissène Habré, or else extradite him. CH UNTV

20 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / SAHEL UPDATE

The UN’s Sahel regional humanitarian coordinator David Gressly today (13 July) reports on severe drought. UNTV / FILE

13 Jul 2012 | Read More »

ICJ / HISSINE HABRE

The ICJ heard a request this week by Belgium for Senegal to fulfil its obligations under international law – and either prosecute former Chadian President Hissène Habré for atrocities or extradite him to stand trial in Brussels. Senegal maintained that preparations were underway to try Habre, who allegedly tortured and killed thousands of his political [...]

21 Mar 2012 | Read More »

UN / AFRICA SECURITY

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, B. Lynn Pascoe, briefed the Security Council on the findings of an interagency Assessment Mission dispatched by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to assess the impact of the Libyan crisis on the Sahel. Pascoe pointed out that "most of the challenges" affecting the region "predated the Libyan conflict." UNTV

26 Jan 2012 | Read More »

SENEGAL / FAMILY PLANNING WRAP

As the largest family planning conference in history kicked off in Dakar, Senegal on Tuesday, the executive director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Babatunde Osotimehin noted that Africa “continues to be the region of the world that’s seems to lag behind the most” in family planning, maternal health and child health. UNFPA / APATV

30 Nov 2011 | Read More »

 

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