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DR Congo: UN Mission deplores loss of life as police, protesters clash in capital

20 January 2015 – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today condemned the deaths and injuries that occurred when protests turned violent on Monday in the streets of the country’s capital, Kinshasa.

‘No room for complacency’ UN says, urging vigilance in Ebola fight as West Africa marks progress

20 January 2015 – One year has passed since Ebola began spreading in West Africa, ravaging villages and local economies, and yet, amid dramatic improvements in the three most affected countries, the United Nations can now report progress in the fight against the deadly virus, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today as he urged the global community to help the region regain its footing following the unprecedented outbreak. Updated: 3.29 p.m.