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Women vital for ‘new paradigm’ in Africa’s Sahel region, Security Council hears

New York, July 11 (IBNS): Women across Africa’s Sahel region can be agents for a “new paradigm” for peacebuilding and development that benefits all people there, the United Nations Security Council heard on Tuesday.

‘Wind blowing in the direction of peace’ in Africa: UN Secretary-General

New York, July 10 (IBNS): Recent developments in Africa indicate that the continent is increasingly moving in the “direction of peace” and enhanced security, the United Nations Secretary-General told journalists in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Monday.

Africa’s Sahel must be a top priority for UN peacebuilding efforts, says commission

New York, June 30 (IBNS): The vast Sahel region of Africa, which is facing multiple threats and challenges – including destructive climate change, drought, terrorism and organized crime – must continue to be a top priority for United Nations peacebuilding efforts, the Security Council heard on Friday. 

Action needed to end deadly clashes between African herders and farmers: UN chief

New York, June 29 (IBNS): The United Nations stands ready to support efforts to resolve deadly clashes between farmers and nomadic herders in areas of West and Central Africa, the head of the global organization said on Thursday.

‘What is good for Africa is good for the world’ says UN chief on International Day

New York, May 26 (IBNS): Praising efforts by African countries to alleviate poverty and build more stable societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres pledged his on-going support for ending conflict and building peace across the continent.

Complex and deadly new threats mean UN missions must adapt, argue Force Commanders

New York, May 10 (IBNS): Evolving and increasingly deadly threats, together with deepening humanitarian crises mean that United Nations peacekeeping missions around the world need more support for ‘blue helmets’ on the ground, Force Commanders told the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.

UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday called for an end to the recurring cycles of violence and instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region, as a senior UN official reported that some armed groups are continuing attacks on civilians in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

UN-backed campaign to protect nearly a billion people in Africa from yellow fever by 2026

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): Amid a resurgence of yellow fever outbreaks, the United Nations together with partners, has begun an ambitious campaign to vaccinate close to one billion people against the deadly disease across 27 high-risk African countries.

Nigerian women artists unite at UN to change perceptions of women and Africa

New York, Mar 10 (JEN): Three Nigerian women will spotlight themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment at the United Nations, showing the strength of women as agents of change in African societies often dominated by men.

Armed men attack French embassy in Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou, Mar 2 (IBNS): An attack is underway in Burkina Faso's capital Ouagadougou, where armed men stormed the French Embassy on Friday, reports said.

In crisis-torn Sahel, UN anti-drugs and crime agency helps bolster justice system

New York, Mar 2 (JEN): Africa’s vast Sahel – plagued by humanitarian crises, armed conflict and terrorism – is now witnessing improvements in its criminal justice system thanks to a special programme by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which assists Governments in the region to come together to fight corruption, and human and drug trafficking.

Job creation around agriculture can spur youth employment in Africa – UN agency

New York, Feb 23 (JEN): Agriculture will continue to generate employment in Africa over the coming decades, but businesses around farming, including processing, packaging, transportation, distribution, marketing and financial services, could also create jobs for young people, especially those in rural areas, a senior United Nations official said Thursday.

As 'shithole' remark snowballs, Trump says 'I'm not racist'

Washington, Jan 15 (IBNS): In a first, Donald Trump has publicly told reporters that he's the least racist person they are likely to have interviewed.

Africa's rapid urbanization can drive industrialization, says new UN report

New York, Oct 20(Just Earth News): A United Nations report out Thursday makes concrete recommendations on how the right African policy framework can harness the continent's rapid urban transition to drive industrial development.