General News

A Centre in Ghana trains people for peacekeeping operations

Seven of the 16 United Nations peacekeeping operations deployed around the world are in Africa.

At the same time, the continent is contributing to the training of peacekeepers at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre based in Accra, Ghana.

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International community welcomes cease-fire between Hamas and Israel

The Security Council has commended the international diplomatic efforts which led to a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel on Wednesday.

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Security Council demands withdrawal of M23 from Goma in DR Congo

The Security Council is demanding immediate withdrawal of the M23 rebel group from Goma, the capital of North Kivu in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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South Sudan humanitarian appeal launched

South Sudan became the world’s newest nation when it gained independence in July 2011.

But nearly two years since that landmark, the country faces overwhelming challenges in areas such as food security, education and health.

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WHO monitors health situation as Gaza crisis continues

The Security Council will meet on Wednesday afternoon in relation to the current crisis in Gaza.

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Sub-Saharan Africa reports “strong reduction” in HIV infections

The unprecedented scale-up in response to HIV and AIDS is producing results around the world, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

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Conflict in eastern DR Congo worsens humanitarian crisis

United Nations relief agencies are concerned about the worsening humanitarian crisis in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Secretary-General continues to press for end to Middle East violence

Mediation efforts to bring an end to the current crisis in the Middle East are continuing.

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African Union police help bring law and order to Somalia

Bringing law and order to Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, long known for lawlessness and insecurity, is a challenging task.

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Security Council debates challenge of piracy

While piracy and the armed robbery of ships mostly take place in East Africa, West Africa and the Far East, it affects the entire international community.

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