Africa

UNICEF helps HIV-positive teens in Namibia realize their dreams

According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), East and Southern Africa remains the area most heavily affected by the HIV epidemic.

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End impunity and empower victims of sexual violence in conflict: UN official

Ending impunity for those who commit sexual violence during conflict is one of the goals of Zainab Bangura, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General tasked with fighting this scourge.

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Security Council authorizes mission in Mali

The Security Council has authorized the deployment of a mission in Mali which is plagued by political instability since a military coup in March.

In addition to this, armed rebels now control the northern parts of the country.

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UNHCR urges Kenya to continue upholding refugee rights

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has condemned recent security incidents in Kenya which have killed scores of citizens and refugees.

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Africa: Beyond Commodity Dependence

The volatility in prices of raw commodities has affected many regions in recent years, including those in Sub Saharan Africa.

That is because the price of a commodity whether, oil or cocoa, can make or break the health of a country in this region.

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Expert Group says private military and security firms in Somalia need regulation

As Somalis continue to rebuild their country, a group of human rights experts is hoping that all citizens receive the right to protection, not just those who can afford it.

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Somali Army extends control over Somalia

People in the Somali town of Jawhar, 90 kilometres north of the capital, Mogadishu, now live without the stringent rules of the al –Shabaab Islamic extremists.

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Progress in fighting malaria threatened by slowdown in global efforts

Progress made in controlling malaria is being threatened by a slowdown in global efforts against the disease.

The warning comes in this year’s annual report of the World Health Organization (WHO) on malaria.

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Political crisis continues in Guinea-Bissau: UN envoy

The political crisis Guinea-Bissau caused by the military coup on 12 April continues, according to the outgoing top United Nations envoy in the West African country.

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ICC Prosecutor says crimes still committed in Darfur

The issue of senior Sudanese officials sought by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the crimes allegedly committed in Darfur was brought before the Security Council on Thursday.

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