‘Gender-sensitive’ trade policies help empower East African women

Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new report from the United Nations trade body.

UN and Africa: focus on CAR children, SEED awards and hunger across East Africa

Children increasingly bear brunt of CAR violence amid mass displacement

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UN Daily News Programme 14 July 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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Hunger rising sharply across East Africa due to third failed rains

Hunger is rising sharply across the East Africa region following the third season in a row without sufficient rain to grow crops.

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UNHCR Special Envoy urges more support for Somali refugees

More international support is needed for Somalia so that scores of citizens who left the country decades ago can return home.

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London conference on Somalia tackles drought, security reform

Heads of state from East Africa and international partners have rallied to support Somalia as it faces a devastating drought.

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Fall armyworm pest spreading fast across Africa from Americas

The so-called “fall armyworm” pest is a “new threat” to agriculture and the economy of Southern Africa which has already spread to seven countries since the beginning of the year.

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East Africa drought pushing food prices up sharply

Food prices in some East African markets have almost doubled in the past 12 months because of an ongoing drought, an economist with the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

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Enforcing building codes critical to disaster risk reduction in East Africa

Developing and enforcing building codes could help East African countries to better withstand the effects of earthquakes, floods and other catastrophes.

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Should East African countries worry about rising debt?

Although debt levels in East African countries have risen over the past five years, they remain manageable, according to a recent UN report.

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