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UN honours fallen peacekeepers

Wednesday 24 May 2017 21:50

The United Nations has honoured the 117 military, police and civilian peacekeepers from 43 countries including South Africa who have lost their lives in the cause of peace over the last year.

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Guterres was addressing the opening ceremony of the two-day Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing.
Antonio Guterres emphasises China’s role in building world peace

Sunday 14 May 2017 20:01

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for international cooperation to meet the challenges of today, while stressing China's role and engagement in building world peace.

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Kenyan surgeons restore dignity back to female mutilation victims

Friday 12 May 2017 15:41

The operation is, according to the doctors, expected to reduce pain and complications during childbirth, help the women feel sexual pleasure and even restore their identity.

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Solidarity takes complaints against SA ‘race practices’ to UN

Wednesday 10 May 2017 16:41

Solidarity on Wednesday said it had filed a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against South Africa over its affirmative action and black economic empowerment policies.

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Robinson expresses concern about current situation in South Africa  

Tuesday 9 May 2017 21:48

A leading member of The Elders has expressed her concern that the political and economic situation in South Africa was very worrying and causing considerable concern.

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Human Rights groups estimate that thousands of men, women and children have been abducted by Boko Haram during the group’s eight year insurgency.
UN to work with Nigerian communities to embrace freed Chibok girls

Monday 8 May 2017 21:10

The United Nations says its various agencies will continue to work with communities in Nigeria to ensure that the freed Chibok girls are not ostracized by their communities.

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Child sexual abuse an epidemic: UN

Monday 8 May 2017 06:27

Unicef goodwill ambassador Priyanka Chopra says poverty and a lack of opportunities are the main drivers of violence which expose children to predators.

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Zuma extends employment of soldiers to DRC

Friday 5 May 2017 20:26

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deployment of South African soldiers to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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S.Sudan 'man-made' famine could kill 6 million people

Friday 5 May 2017 07:27

The famine ravaging South Sudan could claim six million lives, as the international community struggles to raise the $4.4 billion needed to avert a full-blown disaster

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UNICEF says some malnourished Somali children "are nine times more likely to die of cholera, or diarrhoea or measles.
1.4 million children acutely malnourished in Somalia this year: UN

Tuesday 2 May 2017 14:43

Somalia, hit by drought and on the verge of famine, will count 1.4 million acutely malnourished children by the end of the year, up 50% from late 2016, the UN said Tuesday.

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The armyworm spread has undermined hopes for a better harvest for 2017.
Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit

Friday 28 April 2017 14:47

The fall armyworm which decimates fields as it marches ever forward -has spread to Angola.

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Despite a deal signed in August 2015, progress has been slow if not regressive as violence spreads across the country.
Political process in South Sudan not dead

Tuesday 25 April 2017 18:41

The political process in South Sudan is not dead but it requires significant resuscitation.

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Indigenous women’s rights and activism

Monday 24 April 2017 11:54

The annual session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the UN's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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Libya govt urges intervention over southern clashes

Sunday 16 April 2017 16:30

Libya's unity government has called for urgent intervention by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible civil war.

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Christians urged to pray for unity and peace

Friday 14 April 2017 12:25

Leaders from a host of political parties in KwaZulu-Natal stood united to carry a wooden cross at the Good Friday procession in Durban.

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Parks Tau appointed to panel to oversee UN-Habitat programme

Thursday 13 April 2017 19:41

Parks Tau has been appointed to the UN high-level independent panel to oversee the effectiveness of the UN-Habitat.

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Russia, Western countries remain divided on Syria issue

Wednesday 12 April 2017 21:27

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

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Trump's UN envoy says ouster of al-Assad is a priority of U.S.

Sunday 9 April 2017 07:22

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said in an interview that she sees regime change in Syria as one of the Trump administration's priorities in the country wracked by civil war.

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Latin America's poor need more help to tackle Zika - UN

Thursday 6 April 2017 21:10

The ripple effects of the Zika virus are hitting the poor hard in Latin America and the Caribbean, and could knock back development unless states involve communities to tackle the disease.

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Expectations on Russia to veto Syrian draft resolution high

Wednesday 5 April 2017 21:04

Russia is expected to again veto a draft resolution condemning the chemical weapons attack in Syria two days ago in which dozens of people, including several children, were killed.

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