FROM THE FIELD: Painting the post-pandemic world in Senegal

A group of mural artists in Senegal is painting its vision of how the world may look after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, whilst providing important information about how, in the meantime, to stay safe from the deadly virus.

‘We all share a responsibility’ to combat terrorism, President of Senegal tells world leaders

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, the President of Senegal expressed his desire for a peaceful and secure African continent – one that does not serve as a sanctuary for terrorists defeated elsewhere in the world.

“Cultural cleansing” by terrorists is a war crime: UNESCO chief

The destruction of cultural heritage by terrorists, described as “cultural cleansing” by the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is a war crime.

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News in Brief 26 January 2017 (PM)

UN official in the Gambia to assess support for political transition

A senior UN official is in the Gambia to assess how best to assist the country’s political transition.

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News in Brief 25 January 2017 (PM)

UN to “spare no effort” in supporting nation-building in the Gambia

The Gambian President Adama Barrow has indicated that he will return to his homeland on Thursday, accompanied by a senior UN official.

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Alarming rise in youngsters reaching Italy alone

Thousands of children have crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa to Italy so far this year and nine in 10 of them were on their own, the UN has warned.

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Solar power saves women farmers in Senegal

Good farming practices and solar energy have helped to save a women’s agricultural cooperative in Senegal.

The 65 members were about to give up on growing vegetables due to soil degradation caused by low rainfall.

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Goodwill ambassador has high hopes for African industrialization

The world is witnessing the beginning of the African industrialization “movement,” according to the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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Japan, Ukraine, countries to watch as new Security Council members

Five new non-permanent members have been elected to serve on the UN Security Council from next year, with Japan and Ukraine the countries to watch, says the co-editor of a new book on its role.

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Sahel's plight worsens amid fighting, says UN aid chief

Conflict in Africa’s Sahel region is the biggest threat to saving lives in one of the poorest places on earth, according to the UN aid chief in charge there.

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