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Audio: African economies experiencing fast growth

Audio: African economies experiencing fast growth

For the past 10 years, most African economies have been doing quite well. And that’s despite a slowdown in the global economic recovery.

The only ones having difficulties, says Jon Shields…

Africa renews call for permanent seat on UN Security Council

Africa renews call for permanent seat on UN Security Council

West African countries today called for enlarging the 15-member Security Council to give their continent its due representation on the United Nations body whose decisions are legally binding, as opposed…

Liberia: Peace consolidation extends beyond elections

Liberia: Peace consolidation extends beyond elections

While the upcoming elections provide an opportunity to consolidate Liberia's hard-won peace, the country will continue to need international support, particularly in strengthening its security institutions, the United Nations envoy…

80 per cent of world refugees hosted by poor countries, says UN report

80 per cent of world refugees hosted by poor countries, says UN report

An estimated 80 per cent of the world’s refugees now live in developing countries and yet anti-refugee sentiment is growing in many industrialized nations, the United Nations said in a…

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…

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