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Debt relief for Côte d’Ivoire

After decades of struggling with unsustainable debt, Côte d’Ivoire is getting some relief. The country has been granted a reduction in its $7 billion external debt.

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Regional humanitarian coordinator on challenges in the Sahel

More than one million children could experience severe acute malnutrition this year as a result of the food crisis in the Sahel region, the UN humanitarian office (

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General Assembly celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day

The contributions of one the world’s greatest advocates for freedom, justice and democracy—former South African President Nelson Mandela—were celebrated in the General Assembly on Wednesday.

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Turning the tide together

“Turning the tide together” is the theme of the upcoming International Conference on AIDS.

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Students honour Mandela Day by educating themselves about his legacy

Students from various African nations as well as other countries throughout the world gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa recently to participate in a dialogue and discussion about Nelson Mandela.

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AIDS-free generation is within our grasp:UNICEF

There is an ambitious plan to eliminate new AIDS infections among children by 2015.

There is also talk that we are seeing the beginning of the end of AIDS and that an AIDS-free generation is within our grasp.

The 19th International Conference on AIDS takes place from 22-27 July.

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UN observers visit Syrian village following deadly attack

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan on Tuesday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Business school professor argues on behalf of “the missing middle”


Pay inequality is a heated issue with many people believing CEOs and other “fat cats” earn too much while those at the bottom of the salary scale are barely scraping by.

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Senegal: Sowing the seeds

Whenever global food prices rise, developing countries are hit the hardest. Senegal is one such country. Rising food prices made even the most basic foodstuffs unaffordable.

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