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Somalia: UN envoy calls for credible electoral process in Puntland

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Posted by admin 116 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The top United Nations official in Somalia has renewed his call for a timely and credible political process that should lead to a new Puntland parliament this year and regional presidential elections next month.

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Security Council doubles UN peacekeeping force in South Sudan in face of spreading conflict

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Posted by admin 116 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The Security Council today authorized almost doubling the United Nations peacekeeping force in strife-torn South Sudan to nearly 14,000 in the face of a rapidly deteriorating security and humanitarian crisis that has left hundreds of civilians dead and tens of thousands of others driven from their homes.

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Ban urges peaceful end to conflict in message broadcast to people of South Sudan

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Posted by admin 115 days ago (http://www.un.org)
In an appeal broadcast in South Sudan on Wednesday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon renewed his call on its leaders to settle their differences peacefully and pledged to help end the violence that has wracked the world's youngest nation over the past 10 days.

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Condemning latest violence, UN chief urges Egyptians to find common ground

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Posted by admin 115 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the deadly terrorist attack that took place on Tuesday on the police headquarters in Mansoura, Egypt, while also voicing concern at the deteriorating human rights and political climate in the country.

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South Sudan: Ban demands end to violence as UN mission relocates staff from Juba

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Posted by admin 118 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Amid escalating tensions and deadly clashes between military factions in South Sudan, the United Nations Mission in the country today announced that it has begun relocating staff from the capital, Juba, while Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has demanded that South Sudanese political and military leaders end all hostilities and targeted attacks against civilians.

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New UN initiative tackles food losses with pilot activities in three African nations

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Posted by admin 117 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Three Rome-based United Nations agencies are teaming up on a $2.7 million project to tackle the problem of food losses in developing countries, beginning with pilot programmes in Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Uganda.

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New UN-United Kingdom partnership aims to boost food security in Zimbabwe

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Posted by admin 117 days ago (http://www.un.org)
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Kingdom are teaming up to support Zimbabwe's efforts to address poverty, food insecurity and climate change.

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Rape, mutilations, atrocities mark Central African Republic conflict, UN experts warn

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Posted by admin 117 days ago (http://www.un.org)
Urgent national and international action is crucial to prevent the Central African Republic (CAR) from plunging into full-scale sectarian conflict and protect civilians, particularly women and children, from atrocities that have already killed thousands and driven 750,000 others from their homes amid reports of rape and mutilation, United Nations human rights officials have warned.

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