CAPE VERDE

COVID-19 threatening development gains in Cape Verde: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

Progress made towards sustainable development by the Atlantic Ocean nation, Cape Verde, is under serious threat due to the COVID-19 pandemic according to the United Nations’ most senior official in the country. In this blog, UN Resident Coordinator Ana Patricia Graça, explains how the UN is supporting the small island country to rebound from the impact of the virus.

UN and Africa: focus on displaced people in Nigeria, Zika virus, El Niño and Liberia sanctions

Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram

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Zika strain reported on African island for first time

A strain of a virus which can lead to brain defects in newborns has been discovered for the first time in Africa, the UN has confirmed.

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Volcano in Cape Verde having “huge” effect on economy

A volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo almost three weeks ago is having a huge impact on the country’s economy and people’s lives.

Many lost their homes, 120 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed, and much of the cattle were killed.

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