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Time to get the word out about the new global climate deal

More work needs to be done to ensure people around the world know about the new global climate change agreement.

The universal deal was agreed by world leaders in December in Paris, France.

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Funding urgently needed to avert “catastrophe” in Ethiopia

The UN Secretary-General is visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia on the margins of the African Union summit, which concludes this Sunday in the capital, Addis Ababa.

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Migration at the “heart” of relations between Africa and Europe

West African countries are being encouraged to transform their economies to prevent young people from abandoning their homelands for a better life abroad.

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Livestock training programme empowers rural women in Rwanda

Rwanda leads the world when it comes to the number of women serving in parliament.

More than half the elected officials there are women.

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Security Council takes stock of Burundi visit

The Security Council has heard conflicting views on the situation in Burundi, including fears by the radical opposition that a genocide is in the making.

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Making Sustainable Energy for All a reality

The New Year brings new focus on ensuring that people everywhere have access to clean and affordable energy sources.

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Shark attack victim, turns advocate

A South African man who lost his leg in a shark attack is on a global quest to save the fish.

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“Watershed” political moment for the future of Somalia

The Somali government has agreed on a new electoral model, in what the top UN official in the country has called a “watershed” moment.

The agreement lays out the structure of an envisioned federal government for the conflict-ridden country.

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14.4 million people “food insecure” in Yemen

Some 14.4 million Yemenis, more than half of the population of the Gulf state, do not have enough to eat according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN and Africa: focus on African migrants, Darfur and Ghana

African migrants reportedly forcibly recruited into Yemen war

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