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Mali Humanitarian Response Plan seeks $686 million

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 14/02/2022 - 21:02
The UN together with humanitarian partners on Monday, launched the 2022 Humanitarian Response Plan for Mali, seeking $686 million from donors to help 5.3 million of the most vulnerable people in the country.
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Guinea-Bissau's mystery deepens over drug-trafficking coup plot

BBC Africa - Sun, 13/02/2022 - 01:06
Some are questioning whether Guinea-Bissau's president was really the target of a coup attempt.
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Chagos islanders in emotional, historic trip home

BBC Africa - Sat, 12/02/2022 - 18:54
Andrew Harding boards a boat of Chagossians returning to the island the UK refuses to return to Mauritius.
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The hidden side of Ethiopia's brutal civil war

BBC Africa - Sat, 12/02/2022 - 01:09
The BBC gains rare access to the country, hearing from civilians caught in the crossfire.
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Mozambique: Sexual and reproductive health services boosted in wake of Storm Ana 

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 11/02/2022 - 21:14
Mozambique may have been spared by Tropical Cyclone Batsirai, but it is still reeling from the devastating impacts of Tropical Storm Ana. Humanitarians are continuing to support the country’s recovery, and the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA is focusing on fortifying their services to support women and girls. 
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Radio Miraya builds trust in South Sudan, amid hate and disinformation

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 11/02/2022 - 17:40
Although internal conflict erupted within the world’s youngest country after independence in 2011, Radio Miraya, the news service launched by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan in 2005, has stuck fast to its original mandate of trying to bring the country together, becoming the most popular and trusted source of information in the country to this day.
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South Sudan: Political violence on the rise, UN rights experts warn

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 11/02/2022 - 17:08
UN human rights experts have warned of increased political violence and polarization between communities across the world’s youngest country, South Sudan, following a fact-finding visit there this week. 
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Madagascar: Emergency teams deploy to areas hit hard by deadly cyclone

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 10/02/2022 - 22:55
Humanitarians are continuing to support Madagascar in the wake of Cyclone Batsirai which hammered the island nation this past weekend, the UN said on Thursday. 
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Africa on track to control pandemic this year but vigilance is key: WHO

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 10/02/2022 - 17:36
Africa is on track to control the COVID-19 pandemic this year if current trends continue, but vigilance will remain key, the head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office said on Thursday. 
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Pa Sorie: The Sierra Leonean proud to have fought in World War Two

BBC Africa - Thu, 10/02/2022 - 01:37
Samuel Sorie Sesay, who died last month in Sierra Leone, fought for the British army in World War Two.
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UN’s top court orders Uganda to pay $325 million to DR Congo

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 09/02/2022 - 22:17
Uganda must pay the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) $325 million in reparations related to the brutal conflict between the two nations from 1998 to 2003, the UN’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. 
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Ethiopia in 'much better place' to resolve Tigray conflict: Mohammed

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 09/02/2022 - 22:12
On the last day of a five-day trip to Ethiopia, the Deputy Secretary-General said the East African nation is in “a much better place” to resolve the conflict that erupted 15 months ago in Tigray. 
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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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