2020’s deadliest shipwreck so far, sees 140 migrants perish off Senegalese coast

In the deadliest shipwreck recorded so far this year, at least 140 people have drowned after a vessel carrying around 200 migrants sank off the Senegalese coast, the UN migration agency confirmed on Thursday.

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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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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Largest ever international support operation to fight Ebola

A new coalition to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa has been launched by the United Nations and its humanitarian partners.

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