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Tax evasion by foreign firms costing poor African nations "billions"

Some of the poorest countries in Africa are losing "tens of billions of dollars" each year because foreign businesses operating in their territories are not fully paying their taxes, according to a prominent American economist and university professor.

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African least developed countries to benefit from Turkey discussions

An African free trade zone and the establishment of an electronic university for the continent are on the agenda at a United Nations conference of the world’s Least Developed Countries or LDCs, underway in Turkey.

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Least developed countries must go at “higher speed”

The Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, must go at a “higher speed” than the rest of the world, and “all too few” of them have managed to graduate from the group so far.

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Support must be “continuous” for Least Developed Countries “graduating”

International support for the 48 Least Developed Countries, or LDCs, needs to extend beyond the point where they “graduate” out of the group.

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UN Gender Focus: safe birth, indigenous women and LGBTI community

Safe Birth” during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

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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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Humanitarian conference about “helping people who have suffered”

An international conference focusing on multiple global humanitarian crises is about supporting people who are affected by natural and man-made disasters, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.

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“Prioritize” migrant and refugee crisis at humanitarian summit

The international community is being urged to “prioritize” the migrant and refugee crisis at a global UN humanitarian summit due to open in Istanbul, Turkey on Monday.

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“Huge” long-term problem for refugee children not in school

Refugee children and their families face “huge” long-term problems if they are not able to attend school, according to the UN Cultural Fund, UNESCO.

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Rights chief responds to Turkey call on violations probe

Turkey’s invitation to UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to visit the country following concerns over reported mass rights violations is welcome but does not go far enough, his office has announced.

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