Africa

UN and Africa: Sahel not ‘land of misery but land of opportunities’

The Sahel region of Africa should not be considered a ‘land of misery’ but rather a ‘land of opportunities,’ according to the United Nations Special Adviser for the Sahel.   For this special edition of our UN and Africa podcast, Daniel Dickinson reports from the Sahel and talks to the UN's Ibrahim Thiaw, the man with the daunting task of turning ideas, into action.

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‘Listen to girls and women’ in countries on brink of ‘hope and despair’: Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister

The views of women and girls are crucial to the future of countries like Niger, which has been described as being on the cusp of “hope and despair”, according to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden and President of the Security Council, Margot Wallström. Daniel Dickinson asked her about the importance of seeing conditions in the field for themselves.

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News in Brief 09 July 2018

  • UN ‘cannot afford to fail in Africa’: Guterres
  • UN Mission in Haiti calls for ‘constructive dialogue’ following violent protests
  • New world fishing report highlights its value in fight against hunger
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‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

Children are dying now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF

It’s not often that experienced aid workers concede that they’ve been deeply affected on a personal level, by a humanitarian crisis.

But that’s the case on Friday, for UN Children’s Fund spokesperson Christophe Boulierac, who’s been speaking about the desperate situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) Kasai region.

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Upcoming election among 'positive' signs in Zimbabwe: UN official

The international community is being urged to provide greater support to Zimbabwe as it strives to achieve development goals.

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UN and Africa Podcast: Uganda’s literary ‘incubator of ideas’ for development

Welcome to our latest ‘UN and Africa’ podcast from UN News.

We talk to some of the people involved in two small-scale projects supported by the UN, which have helped transform their communities, in rural Uganda, and South Sudan.

Music by Kitengesa Library Band.

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News in Brief 22 February 2018

  • UN report details violations of right to freedom of expression in South Sudan
  • FAO calls for decent agricultural jobs for Africa’s youth
  • Latin America and Caribbean praised for refugee protection measures
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News in Brief 30 January 2018 – Geneva

  • UNICEF seeks emergency assistance for 48 million children
  • Increased violence in DRC sees surge in refugees
  • Global Campaign for Palestinian Refugees
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At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.