Africa In The News

Somali children vaccinated against measles

JOHANNESBURG, April 26 – Almost 30,000 young Somali children, many of them displaced by a searing drought, are being vaccinated against measles this week in a United Nations-backed emergency campaign in one of the country’s hardest-hit towns. “Among vaccine-preventable diseases, none is more deadly than measles,” said UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Country Representative Steven Lauwerier […]

In The News South Africa

Parks Tau appointed to top UN body

JOHANNESBURG, April 13 (ANA) – The South African Local Government Association (Salga) has congratulated its president Parks Tau on his appointment to the United Nations (UN) high-level independent panel to oversee the effectiveness of the UN-Habitat. The UN-Habitat is a programme that promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. The United Nations’ panel announcement […]

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UN vaccination campaign in Yemen successful despite war

JOHANNESBURG, April 11 – Despite daunting challenges, United Nations agencies and partners in war-torn Yemen have completed a major nationwide polio inoculation campaign, vaccinating nearly five million children under the age of five against the paralyzing disease. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF)-UN World Health Organisation (WHO)-World Bank supported campaign was launched in February and saw […]

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UN encourages other countries to follow China’s lead on ivory ban

JOHANNESBURG, April 4 – Applauding the Chinese Government’s closure of many of its ivory factories and retail outlets, the United Nations environment wing has called on other countries and territories to follow China’s example and improve the survival prospects for elephants across the world. The move, announced by the country’s State Forestry Administration, represents the […]