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TANZANIA / ALBINISM

Recently, Tanzania has witnessed a spate of brutal attacks and killings on people with albinism. The attacks are linked to myths and witchcraft.  In a bid to protect this vulnerable group, the Tanzanian government has resolved to round up children with the condition in 13 centres throughout the country. OHCHR

11 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GREAT LAKES

The Security Council today (25 July) reiterated its commitment to the United Nations-brokered peace accord for Africa's strife-torn Great Lakes region and demanded an immediate end to hostilities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where fresh clashes between armed rebels and Congolese troops have sent thousands of civilians fleeing for safety. UNTV

25 Jul 2013 | Read More »

DRC / INTERVENTION BRIGADE

The newly formed Intervention Force Brigade (FIB) held a drill exercise at their base in the town of Sake, some 25 km west of Goma the capital of North Kivu province. MONUSCO

19 Jul 2013 | Read More »

UNISDR / NATURAL DISASTERS

Jerry Velasquez, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for in Asia-Pacific Regional says that the good news is that less people are dying, but he warns that "the bad news is economic losses are going through the roof”. UNISDR / LINX PRODUCTIONS

15 May 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / TROPICAL DISEASES

A  UN report launched today (16 January) by the World Health Organization   in Geneva highlights momentum in controlling, eliminating and eradicating some of the longest-term scourges faced by humankind, especially the poor, and says the world is closer to the elimination of many of them. WHO

16 Jan 2013 | Read More »

UN / RURAL WOMAN

Highlighting the role in women in producing much of the world's food and caring for the environment, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in his message marking the International Day of Rural Women, today (15 October) said that eliminating discrimination that prevents rural women from realizing their full potential is crucial to ending global hunger and poverty. UNDP [...]

15 Oct 2012 | Read More »

TANZANIA / SCHOOLS

Tanzania’s primary schools are moving from traditional methods of 'teacher chalk and talk’ to lesson plans emphasizing a participatory approach to teaching. UNICEF

21 Jul 2012 | Read More »

TANZANIA / SOIL CARBON MONITORING

Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20 percent of green house gas emissions worldwide, which is why estimating and reducing these emissions has become a key goal for the international community as the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in June draws closer. FAO

19 May 2012 | Read More »

TANZANIA / REFUGEE SURVIVAL (IWD)

Raliya Sumani, a former refugee from Somalia, struggles to ensure a better life for her daughters. She lives with her six children in Tanzania’s Chogo settlement since 1992 following civil war in her country. Today is International Women’s Day. UNHCR

8 Mar 2012 | Read More »

TANZANIA / CHILD SOLDIER TURN PROSECUTOR

Ugandan prosecutor Alfred Orono was 12 years old when Tanzanian forces invaded his native Uganda to oust the brutal dictator Idi Amin. Amid the chaos, he joined the forces and started carrying a AK47 even before he was a teenager. Today, after years of fleeing the political turmoil in his country, Orono prosecutes the perpetrators [...]

26 Jun 2010 | Read More »

 

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