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Somalia: 124 nationals repatriated from Libya – Government

A total of 124 Somalis who were stranded in Libya for years have returned home on Wednesday, the federal Government of Somalia said. According to Somali Prime Minister, Ali Hassan Khaire, the returnees “are finally home to start a new life as FGS steps up efforts catering to its nationals wherever they are.” He said […]

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DRC: Security Council urges responder-safety focus, as Ebola outbreak worsens

The United Nations Security Council has voiced “serious concern” over the impact of deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) on the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak and fears that the virus could spread further into the country and the wider region. A large country in central Africa, DRC has […]

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UN at 73: Ghana celebrates Kofi Annan

Ghana commemorates this Wednesday October 24, 2018 the 73rd Anniversary of the founding of the United Nations with a focus on the life and achievements of the late former UN Secretary-General and global peace icon, Kofi Annan. The West African nation’s commemoration, held under the local theme “Legacy of Kofi Annan: An illustrious son of […]

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Darfur: Inter-communal tensions still high despite improved security, UNAMID Head

While security has improved in Darfur, inter-communal tensions in the conflict-plagued region of Sudan are still high, with clashes over land and livestock, the head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission said on Monday. Briefing the Security Council, via video conference, Jeremiah Mamabolo, the head of the AU-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), […]

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Violence will not deter Somali people in their pursuit of peace, says UN chief

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the twin suicide attacks that hit Saturday Baidoa, southwestern Somalia, and reiterated the Organization’s support and solidarity with the Somali people and Government. In a statement by his spokesperson, Guterres said “He is convinced that indiscriminate violence and attacks will not deter the Somali people in […]

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Somalia: 200,000 bags of charcoal smuggled out to Iraq – VOA

Over 200,000 bags of Somali charcoal arrived in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr, a Somali official at the United Nations told the VOA on Monday. According to the U.S. radio, Somalia regretted how over two hundred thousand bags of charcoal had left the country. Somalia is losing trees at an alarming rate to an […]

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Rapper Akon eyes solar investment program for Sierra Leone

Popular African-American Singer, record producer and philanthropist, Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam has promised to provide 5,000 solar street lights and 2,500 traffic lights to support Sierra-Leone President Bio’s energy agenda. The Senegalese-American vocalist Akon known for his R&B-style vocals, met with the president in New York on the side-lines of the ongoing United Nations […]

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UN Office, Moroccan Agency to foster South-South Cooperation

The Moroccan Agency of International Cooperation (AMCI) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote South-South cooperation in Africa. Morocco, a founding member of the African Union has made South-South cooperation an instrument for the advent of a new Africa that believes in its potential. […]

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Liberians protest to demand return of lost millions

Thousands of protesting Liberians, on Monday, carried petitions to present to embassies of the United States, the EU and the United Nations in Monrovia to demand the return of $104 million in cash that went missing on the way to the central bank. Shipping containers containing the equivalent of $104 million in Liberian banknotes or […]

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South Sudanese government must bring soldiers under control

A “lack of command and control” on the part of South Sudan’s government, just days after signing a new peace agreement to end years of brutal civil conflict, is one of the factors, which led to the shooting of a United Nations peacekeeper on Saturday, the UN mission chief in the country has said. Special […]

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