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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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“Surge in diplomacy for peace” needed says next UN chief

A “surge in diplomacy for peace” is needed to limit human suffering across the world, according to the UN Secretary-General-Designate, António Guterres.

Mr Guterres was officially selected as the organization’s 9th Secretary-General on Thursday.

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Zika strain reported on African island for first time

A strain of a virus which can lead to brain defects in newborns has been discovered for the first time in Africa, the UN has confirmed.

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Security Council takes stock of Burundi visit

The Security Council has heard conflicting views on the situation in Burundi, including fears by the radical opposition that a genocide is in the making.

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