General News

Human trafficking is taking place in South Sudan

Human trafficking, says the United Nations, is the acquisition of people by improper means such as force, fraud or deception, with the aim of exploiting them.

Human trafficking is taking place in one of the world’s newest nations, South Sudan.

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Mali: Shea tree empowers women

Many women in Mali know all about the benefits of the shea tree.

They’ve been gathering its fruit for years to produce soaps and various products to sell.

Now, production hovers at 80,000 tons per year – but it has the potential to reach 250,000 tons and improve lives.

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ILO says Eurozone crisis could find young people trapped in temporary jobs

With the ongoing economic crisis in Europe, young people there are finding it harder than ever to find a job, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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Rice farming provides livelihood to elderly woman in Madagascar

Abeline Razanamamy is an elderly widow living in central Madagascar. She is determined not to rely on anybody else for her survival.

She's maintained her independence by growing rice... a lot of rice.

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Law of Sea Convention turns 30

From oil to tin, diamonds to gravel, metals to fish, the resources of the oceans and the sea are enormous, says the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea.

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Greenland: on the lookout for nuclear explosions

At a remote outpost in Qaanaaq,  northern Greenland, one operator runs an infrasound station which detects atomic activity year round.

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Haiti: a country on the mend

Two and a half years after the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti, have conditions in the poorest country in the western hemisphere improved?

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Angola celebrates a year with no new polio infections

August 10 marks a year that Angola has remained polio-free, moving the country and the world closer to total eradication.

Only three countries remain endemic – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

In recent years, Angola has made significant progress in the fight against polio.

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The media is focus of International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples

Pop star Justin Bieber, a Canadian, says because he has indigenous heritage, he is entitled to free gas when he travels in Canada.

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Delivering support to pregnant women in Syria crisis

With men preferring to remain behind and fight, women and children comprise the majority of Syrians on the run from the ongoing violence in the country, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

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