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One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

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Humanitarian Assistance Provided to Vulnerable Communities Affected by Floods in Niger 

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More funds needed to counter ‘persistent and multi-faceted humanitarian problems’ in Ethiopia

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Reshaping the forces

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Kingsley Ighobor
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IEDs: tackling terrorists’ weapon of war

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Pavithra Rao
August - November 2019

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UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council.

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Terrorism ‘spreading and destabilizing’ entire regions, Guterres warns States, at key Kenya conference

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Africa helping to shape the world

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, was on 4 June elected President of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly. His tenure will begin in September 2019. In this interview with Africa Renewal’s Kingsley Ighobor, Prof. Bande talks about his vision, Africa’s socioeconomic challenges including eliminating poverty, addressing climate change, promoting gender equality, and deploying multilateralism to achieving global agenda. These are excerpts.

 

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Kingsley Ighobor
August - November 2019

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Newly-elected Nigerian UN General Assembly President pledges focus on ‘peace and prosperity’ for most vulnerable

The global reach of the United Nations makes it “the world's best hope for peace and security, sustainable development and the promotion and protection of human rights and social progress”, said the top Nigerian diplomat who will be the next President of the General Assembly.

Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Nigeria’s current UN Permanent Representative, was elected to head the world body by acclamation on Tuesday in the General Assembly Hall in New York and will succeed Ecuador’s Maria Fernanda Espinosa.

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UN will do ‘utmost to prevent and mitigate any risk of violence’ in DR Congo, pledges Mission chief

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World must do more to tackle ‘shadowy’ mercenary activities undermining stability in Africa, says UN chief

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Keep Africa’s guns ‘from firing in the first place’, UN political chief urges

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‘No other possibility but to leave’: UN News special report from the Nigeria-Cameroon border as 35,000 newly-displaced seek safety

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Agreement on new peace deal ‘only one step’ on challenging road ahead for Central African Republic

Despite the signing of a recent peace deal between the Government of the Central African Republic (CAR) and 14 armed groups, “we should not forget that the situation in the country remains serious,” a senior UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

“The signing of the Global Agreement for Peace and National Reconciliation on 6 February is the culmination of a long process,” said Parfait Onanga-Anyanga, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative and Head of the UN mission in CAR.

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Burundi: Inclusive dialogue ‘only viable option’ for resolving country’s political crisis says, UN envoy

 


 

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In West Africa, UN Security Council visits Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau

Members of the United Nations Security Council are on a mission to West Africa where they are reviewing strides made in peacebuilding by both Côte d'Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau.

Arriving Thursday 14 February in the Ivoirian capital, Abidjan, Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba of Equatorial Guinea, Council President and co-lead of the mission along with Côte d’Ivoire, and the Council delegation, met with Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh and Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan.

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African migrants keen to retain their cultural values abroad

To experience a taste of African culture deep inside the Big Apple, visitors—including many Senegalese—turn to Le Petit Senegal (Little Senegal), a West African neighborhood in West Harlem, New York.

African grocery shops, fabric stores, hair braiding parlors and regional restaurants sit shoulder to shoulder along the streets. The Sandaga Market of Little Senegal showcases a strong blend of African cultures, customs and languages, symbolizing efforts by African immigrants to project and protect their cultural identities.

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Sharon Birch-Jeffrey
August - November 2019

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