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In Kigali, Ban marks 20th anniversary of Rwandan genocide urging vigilance to prevent future atrocities

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Commemorating "one of the darkest chapters in human history," United Nations officials paid tribute this morning to the 800,000 men, women and children - overwhelmingly Tutsi, moderate Hutu and Twa - that were systematically killed 20 years ago in Rwanda, and urged the international community to work together and remain vigilant to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again.

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Central African Republic: UN study warns crisis devastating economy, livelihoods

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The crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR) is devastating the economy and people's ability to secure basic necessities, says a new joint United Nations assessment, which warns that as the violence continues and the rains set in, providing the type of broad action needed to halt the country's downward spiral is becoming more difficult and expensive "with every passing day."

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South Sudan: UN mission reaffirms commitment to protecting civilians at bases

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said today that since the hostilities that erupted between the Government and opposition forces last December, an average of 75,000 civilians have found refuge from violence in UN bases across the country.

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DRC: Rape Still Widespread and Largely Unpunished – UN report

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Posted by admin 12 days ago (http://www.newsfromafrica.org)
The report also indicates that, while some progress has been made in the fight against impunity for sexual violence, much more needs to be done to hold perpetrators of sexual violence accountable.

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Africa: New EU Programme to Strengthen Land Governance in Ten Countries

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This will be done, among other things, through the application, at country level, of some Voluntary Guidelines set up by the international community in 2012 to improve land governance.

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VIDEO: As Chadian soldiers pull out of CAR, Muslims prepare to flee

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.france24.com)
As the UN Security Council gets set to vote on a full-scale peacekeeping mission for the Central African Republic, FRANCE 24 reporters met the few Muslims preparing to flee Bossangoa, a town where Muslims and Christians once lived together in peace.

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Pistorius faces second day of cross-examination in murder trial

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.dw.de)
South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius has again taken the stand to testify in his own defense at his murder trial. Pistorius has admitted shooting his girlfriend dead, but has said it was an accident.

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Doubts over Cameroonian claims of arms cache find

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Posted by admin 13 days ago (http://www.dw.de)
The announcement of the discovery in Cameroon of a large cache of arms and ammunition intended for Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria is regarded in some quarters as government propaganda.

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