Africa

UN Daily News Programme 21 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Vibhu Mishra.

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UN and Africa: UN refugee chief in Somalia, closing of POC site and 'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan

First closure of civilian protection site in South Sudan

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Transporting voting material part of UN support to Liberia elections

Liberians return to the polls next week for a run-off election to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first African woman to be elected a Head of State.

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UN Daily News Programme 20 December 2017

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 (PM)

Six aid workers missing in South Sudan after reports of armed clashes

Six relief workers in South Sudan, one international and five national, have been reported by the UN as missing since Sunday.

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News in Brief 19 December 2017 – Geneva (AM)

UN rights chief Zeid in probe call after Israeli military shoot disabled protester

The fatal shooting by the Israeli military of a wheelchair-bound demonstrator from Gaza was a “wanton act” that merits an independent investigation, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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‘Childhood under Attack’ in South Sudan fighting: UNICEF

Four years of insecurity and upheaval in South Sudan have had a “staggering impact on children,” putting an entire generation at risk.

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UN and Africa: Emergency Response Funding, Somalia's future, and a UN Volunteer from Kenya

More than two-thirds of emergency response fundinggoing to Africa

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UN Volunteer from Kenya shares benefits of serving

Volunteering with the United Nations has taught a Kenyan lawyer the value of interacting with people from around the world: something that she says “opens your mind” and allows you to grow both personally and professionally.

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Unified action needed in Central Africa to defuse regional tensions, Security Council told

Despite some positive developments, the overall situation in Central Africa still requires concerted action at all levels to address sociopolitical tensions, economic difficulties and abuses by armed groups, a United Nations envoy for the region said Wednesday.