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UN / WEST AFRICA DRUG TRAFFICKING WRAP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that drug trafficking presents "an enormous challenge to peace, stability, economic and social development in West Africa and the Sahel." Ban said the latest estimates indicate that $1.25 billion of cocaine transits through West Africa each year. UNTV / FILE

18 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa, Said Djinnit, briefed the Council on the latest report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the United Nations Office in the region (UNOWA). UNTV

10 Jul 2013 | Read More »

PARIS / PEACE PRIZE

French President François  Hollande received UNESCO's peace prize for action in Africa for taking action in January to end the control of insurgents in Northern Mali and bring peace and stability to the region. UNESCO

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

GENEVA / SIERRA LEONE CHOLERA

The World Health Organization (WHO) today (20 September) said that as of 17 September 2012, a total of 18,900 cases including 273 deaths had been reported in the ongoing cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone since the beginning of the year. WHO IFRC

20 Sep 2012 | Read More »

SAHEL / CHOLERA

UN agencies warned today that children in the Sahel region are at acute risk from an upsurge in cholera. More than 29,000 cases have been reported so far this year. CH UNTV

10 Jul 2012 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA

UN Special Representative for West Africa Said Djinnit said today that the situation there is improving and that a number of states have held credible elections. However, he cautioned that piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, organised crime and drug trafficking and groups like Boko Harum in Nigeria continue to pose serious threats to the [...]

16 Jan 2012 | Read More »

SAHEL REGION / NUTRITION UPDATE

UNICEF estimates over one million children the Sahel region of West and Central Africa will need life-saving treatment for severe and acute malnutrition in 2012. Lack of rain, poor harvests and rising food prices have left hundreds of thousands of children vulnerable and weak. UNICEF

28 Dec 2011 | Read More »

GENEVA / BLACK RHINOS

Commenting on today’s announcement by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that black rhinos are now extinct in West Africa, Secretary-General of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) John Scanlon expressed “great concern” for the species as a whole. CH UNTV / FILE

10 Nov 2011 | Read More »

UN / WEST AFRICA

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative for West Africa Said Djinnit tells the Security Council that if the crisis in Guinea is left unaddressed, it could spill over to neighboring countries and “threaten prospects for lasting peace” in the region. UNTV / FILE

12 Jan 2010 | Read More »

WHO / GLOBAL TB CONTROL REPORT

A new report released today by the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the total number of new tuberculosis (TB) cases remained stable in 2007, however, one out of four TB deaths is HIV related, twice as many as previously recognized. WHO

24 Mar 2009 | Read More »

 

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