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UN and Africa: UN volunteers, land policies for the “Africa we want” and space technology

Raising the profile of UN Volunteers in Sudan

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Land policy conference promotes youth role in ‘The Africa We Want’

Promoting young people’s access to land was among the objectives of a four-day conference held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, earlier this month.

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News in Brief 29 September 2017 (PM)

Flash appeal to help hurricane-affected Dominica

Humanitarians are appealing for US$31 million to support the Caribbean island of Dominica, hit hard by Hurricane Maria, the United Nations has announced.

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UN and Africa: focus on albinism, migration and Kenya's blue economy

Action plan gives “renewed hope” to people with albinism in Africa

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High Level Panel to study migration in Africa

A High Level Panel on Migration in Africa is hoping to stem the tide of young people forced to flee their homelands because they cannot find jobs, a senior UN official ha

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Methods used to measure corruption in Africa “unreliable”

The way in which corruption is measured in Africa is unreliable and it doesn’t give the whole picture, a new report by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (

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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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“Golden opportunity” for Africa to “leapfrog” into green future

There’s a “golden opportunity” for African countries to “leapfrog” over rival economies into a green future.

That’s the message from the chief of the Economic Commission for Africa delivered at UN headquarters on Monday.

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