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UN condemns recent attacks on humanitarians in Central African Republic

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 20/04/2022 - 16:38
The top UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic (CAR) on Wednesday underlined the need for safe access to vulnerable people following two recent attacks against aid organizations operating in the south of the country. 
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Worsening drought in Horn of Africa puts up to 20 million at risk: WFP

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 19/04/2022 - 17:43
Up to 20 million people could go hungry this year as delayed rains worsen extreme drought in the Horn of Africa region amid a shortfall in humanitarian aid, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday. 
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UN releases $100 million to fight hunger in 6 African countries and Yemen

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 14/04/2022 - 21:32
The UN has allocated $100 million to fight hunger in Africa and the Middle East as the spillover effects of the war in Ukraine threaten to push millions even closer to famine. 
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Africa experiencing longest-running decline in COVID-19 infections

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 14/04/2022 - 18:56
COVID-19 cases in Africa have fallen for the past 16 weeks, and deaths have dropped during the last eight, marking the longest-running decline in infections on the continent since the start of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 
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West Africa: WFP working to feed millions amid record hunger, rising costs

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 14/04/2022 - 17:16
The conflict in Ukraine is driving up global food and fuel prices which is affecting efforts to feed millions in West Africa, where hunger levels have reached a 10-year high, the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday. 
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Eastern Africa: Millions displaced, amid growing hunger, ‘unprecedented needs’

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 13/04/2022 - 16:38
Millions of displaced families across eastern Africa will fall deeper into hunger as food rations dwindle due to humanitarian resources being stretched to the limit as the world grapples with a toxic cocktail of conflict, climate shocks, and COVID-19, UN humanitarians warned on Wednesday.
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Humanitarians urge action to avert famine in Somalia and South Sudan

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 12/04/2022 - 18:36
The threat of famine is very real in Somalia and South Sudan and urgent action is needed now to avoid a catastrophe, UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday.
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First Person: From taking lives to saving lives, in DR Congo

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 10/04/2022 - 06:02
Fabien Mwingwa once fought as a child soldier with an armed group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Today, he has turned his life around, and works for the UN peacekeeping mission in the country as a firefighter, helping to keep local people safe.
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Sub-Saharan Africa under threat from multiple humanitarian crises

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 08/04/2022 - 21:48
The number of hungry people in the Sahel and West Africa has quadrupled over the last three years, currently reaching 41 million, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.
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More resources need to help secure Mali, peacekeeping mission head tells Security Council 

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 07/04/2022 - 22:45
The UN’s peacekeeping chief in Mali on Thursday, made an urgent call for adequate resources for the mission to carry out its mandate, and meet the growing demand to address a deteriorating security situation across the north and centre of the restive country. 
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28 years after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, ‘stain of shame endures’

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 07/04/2022 - 19:19
The UN paid tribute on Thursday to the one million people who were murdered in 100 days during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, during which moderate Hutu, Twa and others who opposed the genocide, were also killed. 
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South Sudan: UN Mission to step up patrols following rising violence in Unity state

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 22:55
Perpetrators responsible for recent escalating violence in Unity state, South Sudan, must be held accountable, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said in a statement on Friday. 
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Without climate action, extreme weather will trigger global humanitarian needs

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 25/02/2022 - 18:24
The impact of extreme weather on Madagascar is an example of the “runaway humanitarian needs” the world will face, unless it takes action to tackle the climate crisis, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.
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UN pledges more support for internally displaced persons in DR Congo’s Ituri province

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 23/02/2022 - 21:17
The United Nations will work together with the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as well as other partners, in ensuring security in the eastern part of the country, said Jean-Pierre Lacroix, the UN’s top peacekeeping official. 
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Guterres strongly condemns arrest of UN personnel in Central African Republic

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 23/02/2022 - 16:50
Secretary-General António Guterres has called for the release of four members of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) who were arrested in the capital, Bangui, earlier this week, his spokesperson said on Wednesday. 
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Long-awaited local elections will offer Central Africans opportunity to expand political space

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 22/02/2022 - 22:01
Local elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), which have been pending since 1988 and are slated for September, will deepen efforts to decentralize power and expand political space, the UN envoy for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday, encouraging the new Government to “deploy all possible efforts” to calm the political climate.
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Kenyan food prices: Why have they gone up so much?

BBC Africa - Tue, 22/02/2022 - 19:20
As Kenyans take to social media to lament rising costs, we look at what is behind the rising cost of living.
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‘Race against time’ as Madagascar braces for 4th tropical cyclone in a month

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 22/02/2022 - 18:36
The island nation of Madagascar is shoring up for its fourth tropical cyclone in a month, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday, as they outlined plans to help the authorities assist the most vulnerable. 
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Burkina Faso gold mine blast kills 60

BBC Africa - Tue, 22/02/2022 - 16:21
Dozens more are injured in Burkina Faso after sticks of dynamite in a market blew up, officials say.
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Nigeria rice: Is the government exaggerating production figures?

BBC Africa - Tue, 22/02/2022 - 02:13
President Buhari says the success of local rice production means prices will drop - but they haven't.
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