Africa

WFP delivers aid to more than one million people in NE Nigeria

More than one million people in conflict-affected areas of northeast Nigeria have received food aid or cash since the beginning of the month, the World Food Programme (WFP) reports.

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Concern over resurgence in aid worker attacks in CAR

More than 300 attacks against humanitarians occurred in the Central African Republic this year, with five aid workers losing their lives in the line of duty.

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Film-maker unravels “untold story” of Jewish refugees

A filmmaker has been speaking at the UN about the “untold story” of 850,000 Jewish refugees who fled from Arab countries in the late 1940s.

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Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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UN and Africa Special: Sub-Saharan Africa

In this week’s special programme during the holiday season: the International Monetary Fund or IMF, looks at what a drought, earthquake or pandemic can do to economies in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Concern over Somalia electoral process

The international community has expressed grave concern over Somalia’s electoral process, the first in more than four decades.

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UN fails to adopt arms embargo against South Sudan

A vote to impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions against South Sudan has failed to garner enough support among the 15 members of the UN

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Fears that DR Congo violence is spreading

At least 40 civilians have been killed by security forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the past week, the UN said on Friday, a sign of growing instability in the country.

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Tanzanian girls cycle to better performance at school

A scheme to help increase girls’ “performance at school” by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, autism and outer space

South Sudan “on a trajectory towards mass atrocities”: UN chief

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