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Outgoing head of UN Ebola mission sums up progress in ‘big battle’ with outbreak

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Posted by admin 86 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Delivering his final press conference as head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Anthony Banbury today pointed to significant progress in tackling the outbreak since he was appointed in September last year, while stressing that zero cases is the only acceptable outcome in the “big battle” with the disease.

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Senior UN official condemns recent attempt to seize power in The Gambia

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The top United Nations official in West Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, today condemned the recent attempt to seize power through unconstitutional means in The Gambia.

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Ban congratulates Somalia’s new Prime Minister, urges creation of inclusive Government

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called the new Prime Minister of Somalia, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, to congratulate him on his recent appointment, expressing hope that he will move quickly to form an inclusive Government, with the full participation of women.

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Burundi: UN Chief welcomes launch of electoral monitoring mission

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Posted by admin 85 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the launch of the United Nations Electoral Observation Mission in Burundi, which officially started its work on 1 January 2015 as mandated by Security Council resolution 2137 (2014).

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UNESCO chief deplores killing of broadcaster in DR Congo

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The head of the United Nations agency mandated to defend freedom of expression and press freedom today deplored the killing of journalist Robert Chamwami Shalubuto in Goma in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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DR Congo: as deadline for surrender passes, UN and partners urge action against rebels

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Posted by admin 86 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Today, as the six-month grace period for the full and unconditional surrender of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) armed group expires, the United Nations and its partners urged that “all necessary measures” be taken to disarm the rebels, who have had a long history of heinous crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

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UN Mission condemns rocket attack against its camp in northern Mali

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Posted by admin 90 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) strongly condemned today’s rocket attack on its camp in the northern city of Tessalit.

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Urgent UN agency appeal raises $45 million to meet refugee food needs in Kenya

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Posted by admin 89 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations has said today that a strong response by donors to its urgent appeal for funding means that it can resume providing full food rations to refugees in Kenya in January.

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