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'Waking up to the sound of birds relaxes your soul'

BBC Africa - Fri, 06/05/2022 - 09:12
More people in Kenya are moving out of the capital Nairobi to a simpler life in the countryside.
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Ethiopia: Essential aid reaches Tigray region, but more still needed

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 22:16
A convoy carrying desperately needed humanitarian aid arrived in the capital of the restive Tigray region in northern Ethiopia this past weekend, the UN reported on Thursday. 
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Champion of women’s right to manage land and forests wins top environment prize

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 19:32
A veteran Cameroonian activist working to preserve her country’s forests, and improve the lives of people who depend on them, is the latest winner of a UN-backed international environmental prize. 
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Africa's digital business: The women swapping shops for smartphones

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 01:20
Three African women explain how they have boosted their income by going digital since Covid.
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Durban floods survivors: 'I thought the world was ending'

BBC Africa - Thu, 05/05/2022 - 01:01
Moeketsi Manake and his family talk about losing everything, including their house, in the Durban floods.
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Recognize ‘enormous challenges’ facing northern Nigeria to forge new hope, Guterres urges

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 04/05/2022 - 15:41
The “enormous challenges” faced by the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno, which include a continuing terrorist insurgency, need to be recognized by the international community to create what the UN Secretary-General has called a “state of hope and a state of reality”, in a region which he said did not live up to its reputation for “terrorism, violence, displacement or despair.”
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A refuge from terror in Niger, as UN Chief pledges to be voice for the displaced

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 03/05/2022 - 23:56
Rows of temporary shelters covered in sheeting which has been blanched by the sun and sand blasted by winds blend into the grey, dusty and parched environment. It’s midday, and temperatures have reached a punishingly hot and dry 44 degrees Celsius (111 F).
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World Press Freedom Day: Where do African countries rank?

BBC Africa - Tue, 03/05/2022 - 15:47
The United Nations General Assembly declared 3 May is World Press Freedom Day, but what does that mean?
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In Niger, Guterres calls for more resources to fight terror attacks in Africa’s Sahel

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 02/05/2022 - 19:37
The number of terrorist attacks in the Sahel region of Africa “continues to increase” according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who arrived in the capital of Niger, Niamey, on Monday, the second of three countries he is visiting on a tour of West Africa to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
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Angola's Joice Zau: The prize-winning poet who refuses to stay quiet

BBC Africa - Mon, 02/05/2022 - 02:01
Joice Zau is determined to carry on despite being threatened for "telling the truth" in Angola.
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Guterres in Senegal: ‘Triple crisis’ in Africa aggravated by war in Ukraine

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 01/05/2022 - 23:31
The war in Ukraine is aggravating a “triple food, energy and financial crisis,” across Africa, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
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‘Walking on the beach with my son was the highlight of my life’

BBC Africa - Sun, 01/05/2022 - 10:55
Nathan, who was born with cerebral palsy, is able to do family activities with the help of dad Meekeh's inventions.
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Mali’s Press ban reflects growing regional intolerance, says UN rights office

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 29/04/2022 - 15:36
Mali’s ban on two major international broadcasters operating inside the country is a worrying development in itself but it also reflects growing regional intolerance towards freedom of expression, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.
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West Darfur: Health workers, children, among 200 killed in ‘senseless and brutal attacks’

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 28/04/2022 - 22:49
Recent intercommunal violence in areas of West Darfur, Sudan, that has left scores dead, including two health workers, must stop immediately, a senior official with the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 
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Ebola vaccination campaign begins in DR Congo to counter new outbreak

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 27/04/2022 - 14:55
An Ebola vaccination campaign has begun in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), to halt the spread of a deadly new outbreak in the country, where the disease is endemic.
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‘This is the worst drought in forty years’: Millions of Ethiopians at risk from failed rains

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 25/04/2022 - 19:36
Ethiopia’s eastern Somali Region has been hit by three consecutive below-average rainy seasons, worsening the already deteriorating humanitarian situation for around 3.5 million people, more than half the local population.
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UN condemns ‘horrific’ surge of violence in South Sudan

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 25/04/2022 - 19:02
Additional peacekeepers have been deployed to Leer county, South Sudan, following a surge of violence, including rapes, gang rapes, beheadings, burning civilians alive, and attacks on humanitarians, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, reported on Monday. 
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Working towards a malaria-free world

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 25/04/2022 - 02:09
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the past year has seen “significant breakthroughs in malaria prevention and control”, a senior official of the UN health agency said on Monday, World Malaria Day.
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Security Council hears of ‘trust deficit’ in disputed Abyei region 

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 21/04/2022 - 19:45
Although the overall security situation in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan has remained calm, the “trust deficit” between the two main communities continues to be a great concern, UN Peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix told the Security Council on Thursday.
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Interview: Despite security and political crises, ​​​​​​​UN expert remains optimistic about Mali

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 20/04/2022 - 22:09
Three weeks have passed since some 500 people were allegedly summarily executed in Moura, a village in central Mali – and UN investigators have yet to be granted access, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Wednesday. 
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