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Darfur calm despite ongoing clashes – UN

JOHANNESBURG, May 11 – The overall security situation in Sudan’s Darfur region “remains calm”, despite continuing low-level skirmishes, according to the United Nations (UN). Jeremiah Mamabolo, head of the African Union-UN Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), speaking via video-link, told the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday that with the exception of clashes between Abdul Wahid’s […]

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African industrial development, continental free trade complementary says UN

JOHANNESBURG, November 21 – Africa’s industrial development and proposed continental free trade complement each other, according to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.     “This year’s Africa Industrialisation Day highlights the links between industrial development and Africa’s moves towards establishing a Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA),” Guterres said as he marked the UN proclaimed day […]

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Call to probe Mugabe’s nomination as WHO envoy

HARARE, October 23  – Human rights groups have called for a probe into the appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador for the World Health organisation (WHO). The appointment as ambassador for non-communicable diseases in Africa has been rescinded after WHO, the United Nations agency, came under international pressure. However, UN Watch, […]

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AU, UN wary of Kenya plunging into turmoil

NAIROBI, October 23 – The international community is concerned Kenya might degenerate into mayhem amid polls set for Thursday. The run-up to the poll has been volatile, characterised by violent protests against electoral authorities and the challenger, Raila Odinga, threatening to boycott the exercise. Police have also been accused of killing scores of opposition supporters […]

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Improved African policy can harness industrial development – UN

JOHANNESBURG, October 20 – The right African policy framework, including industrial policies that will generate the skilled jobs and productivity gains needed for the structural transformation of economies, could harness the continent’s rapid urban transition to drive industrial development, the UN said. “African urbanisation has not been driven by improving agricultural productivity or increased industrial […]