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Africa trade: UN report urges diversification

Africa trade: UN report urges diversification

African countries should develop closer ties with both traditional and emerging partners, to boost sustainable and inclusive growth, according to a United Nations-backed report released today.

Tunisia: UN lays out path for transition to democracy

Tunisia: UN lays out path for transition to democracy

The clear separation of powers between the executive, legislative and judicial branches in Tunisia after the ouster of its long-time ruler is vital for the North African country’s future, with…

Southern Sudanese head back ahead of referendum

Southern Sudanese head back ahead of referendum

With the referendum on independence for Southern Sudan just weeks away, the United Nations refugee agency reported today that thousands of southerners living in the north are heading back by…

African leaders call for help on climate change

African leaders call for help on climate change

African leaders gathered in a United Nations-backed meeting on today urged the international community to support a fund intended to help poor countries adapt to the consequences of climate change…

Kenya calls on UN Security Council to end hands-off approach to Somalia

Kenya calls on UN Security Council to end hands-off approach to Somalia

Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki today called on the Security Council to abandon what he called its hands-off approach to Somalia and strengthen the African peacekeeping force in the faction-torn country…

World Cup: Africa, the real winner

World Cup: Africa, the real winner

The United Nations today hailed the 2010 World Cup as a great success for the Government and people of the host nation South Africa, as well as the entire African…

UN agency says 63,000 Somalis Already Uprooted by Fighting This Year

UN agency says 63,000 Somalis Already Uprooted by Fighting This Year

NAIROBI – An estimated 63,000 people have been displaced from their homes in Somalia in just the first few weeks of this year due to ongoing fighting, the United Nations…

Africa Must Have Full Security Council Representation, DRC Tells UN

Africa Must Have Full Security Council Representation, DRC Tells UN

The Security Council must be fully reformed and enlarged to include a proper African representation, particularly since two thirds of the issues it addresses concern the continent, the Democratic Republic…

African Leaders Speak Out at UN Against Devastating Impact of Fuel, Food Crises

African Leaders Speak Out at UN Against Devastating Impact of Fuel, Food Crises

NEW YORK - The soaring cost of fuel and basic foods over the past year has left many countries in sub-Saharan Africa unable to adequately fund critical activities, such as…

Africa Ready for Information Technology Investment, UN Summit Told

Africa Ready for Information Technology Investment, UN Summit Told

As a two-day summit on improving Africa’s information technology infrastructure wrapped up today in Rwanda, the head of the United Nations telecommunications agency reminded investors that Africa is “open for…

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