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Outer space critical to Africa’s future development

The key to Africa’s future development lies in outer space, according to the head of a UN-affiliated space science institute on the continent.

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UN “part and parcel” of Middle East history

The UN is “part and parcel” of the modern history of the Middle East, but has also been “shaped” heavily itself by the region.

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Tanzanian girls cycle to better performance at school

A scheme to help increase girls’ “performance at school” by giving them their own bicycle has just been launched in Tanzania, by the winner of a special UN award.

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UN Gender Focus: trafficked women, girls’ rights in Tanzania and female farmers

“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

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Viennese restaurant turns Syrian refugees into “entrepreneurs”

A new “fusion” restaurant in the Austrian capital Vienna, has found the special ingredient to turn Syrian refugees into budding entrepreneurs with a chance to open their own businesses.

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“Blood money” of trafficked women now “lifeblood” sustaining terrorists

The “blood money” of women and children has become part of the “lifeblood” that sustains terrorists in places like Syria and Iraq, the UN special envoy for sexual violence in conflict has said.

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“Growing problem” of organized crime corrupting politics worldwide

There is a “growing problem” of organized crime syndicates corrupting politics and politicians worldwide, especially at a local level.

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“We must not give up” on Palestine and Israel’s right to exist: UN chief

The international community “must not give up” on the right of both Palestine and Israel to exist as independent states, living in peace and security with their neighbours.

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“Schools without walls” transforming lives of women farmers in South Sudan

Women in South Sudan are learning key farming skills in what have been described as “schools without walls” as part of a project set up by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, malaria and albinism

Scene set for “Rwanda-like” genocide in South Sudan 

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