Interviews

IT sector sparking economic growth in Africa

Economic growth in Africa is getting a boost from the IT sector according to one young entrepreneur from Kenya.

Kariuku Gathitu is the founder of Zege Technologies, a software company specializing in mobile money transfers.

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Breaking the silence around violence against women

Breaking the silence surrounding the issue of violence against women has been one of the greatest achievements of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.

That’s according to the President of the grant-making body, Meryem Aslan.

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Job creation in Haiti key to development

The creation of jobs in Haiti is being seen as a key element in the recovery of the Caribbean island, two years after it was devastated by an earthquake.

Over 200,000 people were killed when the earthquake struck on January 12th 2010.

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China reports bird flu death

China has reported that a man has died after contracting bird flu also known as the H5N1 virus.

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Dignity and determination of women to overcome abuses: Ban

Women around the world are acting with dignity and determination to overcome the abuses that they frequently face.

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“Massive” emergency operation launched in South Sudan

A “massive” emergency operation has been launched in South Sudan following inter-ethnic violence in Jonglei state.

The Government of South Sudan declared the area a disaster zone after 6000 Lou Nuer youths went on a rampage attacking rival Murle people.

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People look to UN to address climate change

People around the world and especially in Asia, have high expectations that the United Nations can help to tackle global problems including climate change. That’s what United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has said as he started his second five-year term this month.

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Communities clash over grazing lands in northern Kenya

 Ethnic tensions have been rising in the town of Moyale in northern Kenya following an increase in clashes between rival ethnic groups over the past few months.

The Borana and Gabra communities are fighting over land for grazing, as well as livestock.

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Security reinforced in South Sudan town

Security is being reinforced in a town in South Sudan that was attacked by a group of 6000 armed men.

Pibor town, which is home to the Murle ethnic group was targeted over the weekend by men from the Lou Nuer tribe as part of ongoing tribal rivalries.

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South Africa to emphasize regional cooperation in Security Council

 

South Africa is emphasizing the importance of closer cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in order to solve global problems.

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