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Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women’s computing career dreams

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 21:44
Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country. 
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Find unity ‘to halt Libya’s senseless unraveling’, UN envoy urges Security Council

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 18:56
The top UN official in Libya on Thursday expressed his “deep anger and disappointment” over intensifying conflict in Libya despite a high-level summit held in the German capital of Berlin earlier this month, that set out measures to de-escalate fighting and put the divided country back on a path towards peace.
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African diaspora: Did Ghana's Year of Return attract foreign visitors?

BBC Africa - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 01:43
Ghana's president has declared the Year of Return targeting the African diaspora a great success - but is he right?
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Trachoma: A race to save James's eyesight

BBC Africa - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 01:07
A 15-minute surgery can prevent blindness from trachoma, which affects two million people worldwide.
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Nigerian female bricklayer breaking stereotypes to provide for her family

BBC Africa - Wed, 29/01/2020 - 17:14
Jane took to bricklaying when life got tough despite men telling her it's not a woman's job.
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West Darfur tensions could see 30,000 flee across Sudanese border to Chad: UN refugee agency

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 21:30
The number of people fleeing to Chad to escape ongoing tensions in Sudan’s West Darfur state, could reach 30,000 in the coming weeks, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday. 
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The trend for made-in-Nigeria kids clothing

BBC Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 17:26
High-end bespoke children's clothing is starting to take off in Nigeria.
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FROM THE FIELD: Sourcing clean water in Ghana

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 15:25
Communities in northern Ghana are benefiting from the rehabilitation of water sources which is expected to boost livelihoods and build resilience against climate change, thanks to a project supported by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). 
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Bride Price: 'My husband can't afford me'

BBC Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 06:18
Some cultures exchange money before a marriage, but should we continue the Bride Price tradition?
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Nearly 5 million children in need due to rising violence in central Sahel: UNICEF

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 01:35
A surge in violence in the central Sahel region in Africa means nearly five million children will need humanitarian assistance this year, up from 4.3 million, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Tuesday. 
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Letter from Africa: The 'leopard unit', vigilantes and Nigeria's kidnap crisis

BBC Africa - Tue, 28/01/2020 - 01:04
A plan by Nigeria's south-western states to start a new security unit divides the country.
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Libya: UN report urges accountability for deadly attack against migrant centre

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 17:39
Warring parties in Libya, as well as foreign governments supporting them, are being urged to investigate deadly airstrikes last July which killed at least 53 migrants and refugees at a detention centre in the northwest of the country. 
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The Fighter and the Pimp: Fighting for Congo's most vulnerable girls in Kinshasa

BBC Africa - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 01:01
Shaki is an inspiration for dozens of street children, and her home has become a refuge for girls.
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A murder mystery, the PM and his estranged wife

BBC Africa - Sun, 26/01/2020 - 01:06
Lesotho's prime minister and his wife are caught up in an investigation into the death of his former partner.
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Nigeria: Discovering Lagos nightlife by danfo

BBC Africa - Sat, 25/01/2020 - 01:19
Danfo is a way for party-goers to reach the city’s hot spots in an affordable way.
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East Africa's battles devastating locust swarms

BBC Africa - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 14:15
Desert locust swarms which are devouring crops in East Africa are forcing farmers into desperate measures.
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FROM THE FIELD: Niger supporting the most vulnerable, as crises mount  

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 07:35
The number of people requiring humanitarian assistance in Niger, a country which the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA, says is “being assaulted on all fronts”, is expected to increase in 2020. 
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Has Felix Tshisekedi tackled DR Congo's six biggest problems?

BBC Africa - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 01:54
Ordinary Congolese hoped Felix Tshisekedi would transform their lives when he became president.
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Joint UN-Congolese strategy needed to address insecurity following deadly attacks

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 21/01/2020 - 23:13
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east. 
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Major humanitarian hub in northeast Nigeria burned in attack

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 20/01/2020 - 21:01
The top UN aid official in Nigeria has condemned a weekend attack against a major humanitarian facility in the north-east of the country. 
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