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Malawi charts new economic course: IMF

After a period of high growth between 2007 and 2010, Malawi’s economic situation took a turn for the worse, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Expert calls for better access to water and sanitation to save lives in Kiribati

UN special rapporteur Catarina de Albuquerque was in Kiribati in late July where she urged the government to prioritize sanitation to save lives.

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General Assembly denounces violence in Syria

The General Assembly passed a resolution on Friday denouncing the violence in Syria.

Ambassadors voted 133 in favour, with 12 against and 31 abstentions.

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Visit to UNHCR camps in South Sudan inspires model Alek Wek

Supermodel Alek Wek is famous for gracing international magazine covers and sashaying down the catwalk for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and other top designers.

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Timorese athletes arrive at the Olympics on the wings of hope

Two young people from Timor-Leste are carrying the hopes of their island nation at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Augusto Ramos Soares and Juventina Napoleao both will compete in the marathon.

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Filmmakers learn what it takes ‘To Educate a Girl’

Girls comprise more than half of the estimated 67 million children worldwide who remain out of school, according to the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI). 

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Despite slowdown, IMF optimistic about Chinese economy

China’s economy will experience moderate growth of about eight per cent this year as a result of the global economic slowdown and measures put in place by the country’s authorities to slow down the economy.

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Study finds almost three million Syrians require food assistance

Nearly three million Syrians are in need of food, crops and livestock assistance this year, according to an assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Syrian Ministry of Agriculture and Agrarian Reform.

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Fuel-efficient stoves free displaced Somali women from risky firewood duty

A new project providing fuel-efficient stoves to displaced families in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, is literally a life saver.

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Adoption of constitution marks “important day” for Somalia: UN envoy

 

Somali leaders on Wednesday overwhelmingly adopted a provisional constitution, following a week of negotiations and even an attempted suicide bomb attack on the venue.

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