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Sub-Saharan Africa faces grave hunger challenges in 2020: UN food relief agency

New York/IBNS: At the dawn of the next decade, a new World Food Programme (WFP) forecast of global hunger hotspots has revealed that escalating hunger will challenge sub-Saharan Africa in the first half of 2020.

State Dept launches anti-terror training to protect US embassies in Africa: Statement

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The United States and Senegal launched a five-day antiterrorism training event for law enforcement teams throughout Africa assigned to protect embassies, the State Department announced in a press release.

Unity, regional cooperation and international support needed for Horn of Africa to develop sustainably

New York/IBNS: The road ahead “will not be easy” for the Horn of Africa, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Monday, briefing the Security Council on her Joint Solidarity Mission with the African Union (AU) at the end of October.

From ‘strength to strength’ UN-African Union security partnership growing, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: The Security Council highlighted the growing partnership on matters of peace and security between the United Nations and African Union (AU) on Wednesday amidst calls to bolster overall effectiveness.

More than 90 per cent of Africa migrants would make perilous Europe journey again, despite the risks

New York: A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger.

US airstrike kills 17 IS militants in southwestern Libya

Tripoli (Xinhua/UNI) The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) on Friday said it carried out an airstrike that killed Islamic State (IS) militants in southwestern Libya, in coordination with the UN-backed government.

Despite lagging in the Global Goals, Africa can meet the 2030 deadline: Rwandan President

New York: Although some of the world’s fastest growing economies can be found in Africa, the continent is falling behind in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Don’t take African generosity towards refugees for granted, says UN refugee chief

New York, June 25 (IBNS): The international community must not take the generosity of Africans for granted, UN refugee chief, Filippo Grandi, told an informal meeting of Security Council members at UN Headquarters in New York on Monday.

UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans

New York, May 22 (IBNS): With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced.

Keep Africa’s guns ‘from firing in the first place’, UN political chief urges

New York, Feb 28 (IBNS): Arms control, the illegal exploitation of natural resources, and the United Nations’ role in “silencing the guns in Africa” were the focus of a Security Council’s debate on Wednesday, aimed at conflict prevention across the continent.

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS): Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

New York, Feb 10 (IBNS): African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Instability in Africa’s Sahel, spreading outwards, Security Council told

New York, Dec 21 (IBNS): Efforts to address the multiple challenges facing Africa’s Sahel region should be driven by local, regional and national leadership, with the support of international partners as required, the United Nations Special Adviser for the region said on Thursday.

UN agencies inject youthful energy into sustainable development for urban Africa

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.

In Beijing, UN chief urges China, Africa for a win-win collaboration for ‘the future we want’

New York, Sept 4 (IBNS): Highlighting the economic and development progress made in China and Africa, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres urged them to unite their combined potential for peaceful, sustainable and equitable progress to the benefit of all humankind.