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‘Peace is indispensable’ says UN deputy chief in Ethiopia, hearing stories of conflict and hope

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 09/02/2022 - 17:27
From survivors of rape to young women entrepreneurs, the UN Deputy Secretary-General has spent the week meeting some of those whose lives have been upended by conflict in Ethiopia, but also hearing stories of hope that point towards the “indispensable” value of a return to lasting peace across the African nation.
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UN rights office warns of risk of further attacks on displaced camps in DR Congo

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 08/02/2022 - 21:18
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must ensure civilian protection in the wake of recent deadly raids on camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs), the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday. 
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Tunisia: Dissolution of judicial independence body a ‘big step in the wrong direction’

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 08/02/2022 - 18:16
Dissolving the Tunisian body that deals with judicial independence, known as the High Judicial Council, is a “clear violation” of the country’s obligations under international human rights law, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned on Tuesday.
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Severe drought threatens 13 million with hunger in Horn of Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:33
An estimated 13 million people are waking up severely hungry every day in the Horn of Africa, as the region grapples with a major drought caused by the driest conditions since 1981, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Tuesday.
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Guterres says Africa is ‘source of hope’ for the world

UN News Centre - Africa - Sat, 05/02/2022 - 09:10
The UN Secretary-General on Saturday said that Africa was “a source of hope” for the world, highlighting the examples of the African Continental Free Trade Area and the Decade of Financial and Economic Inclusion for African Women. 
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First Person: Hope and shelter, amid the fighting in Burkina Faso

UN News Centre - Africa - Sat, 05/02/2022 - 06:45
For the last three years, a retired cook in northern Burkina Faso has been providing shelter for people displaced by armed attacks in the country, where the security situation continues to deteriorate.
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Ethiopia: UNHCR rushing aid to 20,000 refugees fleeing clashes

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 04/02/2022 - 18:48
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and partners are rushing life-saving aid to more than 20,000 refugees after they fled clashes in Ethiopia’s Benishangul Gumuz region, bordering Sudan and South Sudan.  
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Burkina Faso: Rising displacement adds to Sahel crises

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 04/02/2022 - 18:42
Insecurity in Burkina Faso, particularly in the region bordering Côte d’Ivoire, is pushing more people to seek safety both within and outside the country, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 
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UN chief lauds ‘demonstrable effort to make peace’ in Ethiopia

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 19/01/2022 - 18:27
The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa. 
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Sudan urged to stop unnecessary use of force against protestors

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 18/01/2022 - 18:08
Authorities in Sudan must immediately halt unnecessary and disproportionate use of force against protesters, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday, calling for those responsible for abuses to be brought to justice. 
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Concrete action essential to fulfill Darfur promise: ICC Prosecutor

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 17/01/2022 - 21:05
Nearly 20 years after the UN Security Council referred the Darfur situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC), victims and survivors of atrocities are still seeking justice and accountability, Prosecutor Karim Khan told ambassadors on Tuesday. 
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FAO launches $138 million plan to avert hunger crisis in Horn of Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 17/01/2022 - 16:40
More than $138 million is needed to assist rural communities affected by extended drought in the Horn of Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday, launching a comprehensive response plan for the region. 
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Afcon 2021: Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of game against Ghana with 'heart lesions'

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 23:20
Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang misses Gabon's Africa Cup of Nations draw with Ghana after scans reveal 'heart lesions' following a bout of Covid.
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Afcon 2021: Gabon grab late equaliser against Ghana

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 22:22
Gabon score a controversial late equaliser against Ghana to draw their Africa Cup of Nations Group C game 1-1.
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Afcon 2021: Malawi overcome Zimbabwe to boost last 16 hopes

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 19:49
Gabadinho Mhango scores twice as Malawi come back to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 and boost their hopes of reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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Afcon 2021: Morocco reach last 16 with victory over Comoros

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 19:17
Morocco advance to the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-0 victory over debutants Comoros in Group C.
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Tigray: Aid operations ‘about to grind to a halt’, warns WFP

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 18:20
Aid and food distribution operations in northern Ethiopia are about “to grind to a halt” amid ongoing fighting, bloodshed and a lack of funding that is making humanitarian access impossible, the UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Friday.
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Decade of Sahel conflict leaves 2.5 million people displaced

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 16:57
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for concerted international action to end armed conflict in Africa’s central Sahel region, which has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes in the last decade.
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Afcon 2021: Senegal and Guinea on brink of last 16 after stalemate

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 16:11
Senegal and Guinea both move closer to reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw in their Group B game.
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Afcon 2021: Cape Verde's Roberto Lopes not overawed by Cameroon

BBC Africa - Fri, 14/01/2022 - 14:04
Roberto 'Pico' Lopes insists Cape Verde will not be overawed by taking on hosts Cameroon in their final Group A game at the Africa Cup of Nations.
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