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UN political chief says Burundi making strides towards ‘peaceful, credible’ elections

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Amid a flare-up in fighting and ongoing political tensions between the Government and opposition members, the organization of legitimate elections in Burundi remains ‘one of the most pressing challenges’ facing the African country in 2015, the top United Nations political official declared today.

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Mali: UN mission wards off rebel attack; urges armed groups to respect ceasefire

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The United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has confirmed it used force in response to machine gun fire directed at its troops and towards the town inhabited by civilians, yesterday in Tabankort, in the restive north of the country.

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Darfur: UN humanitarian office reports mass displacement amid ongoing hostilities

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is reporting that thousands of people in North Darfur are now confirmed as displaced following ongoing fighting in the region, a UN spokesperson announced today.

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UN lauds Somalia as country ratifies landmark children’s rights treaty

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The United Nations today applauded Somalia’s ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) – a move which was praised as being an “important step” towards protecting and promoting the rights of all children in the war-torn nation and an explicit commitment towards improving the lives of its youngest citizens.

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General Assembly to hear briefing by senior officials on UN response to Ebola crisis

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is briefing an informal meeting of the General Assembly this morning alongside Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), concerning the public health crisis emanating from the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

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World Bank: worst-affected countries &#39crippled&#39 by economic impact of Ebola

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While the Ebola epidemic shows its first signs of slowing and confidence grows about stopping the outbreak and reaching the target of zero new cases, a new World Bank Group report on economic impacts of the disease says its effects will continue to cripple the economies of hard-hit Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

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Central African Republic: UN mission captures militia leader in high-profile arrest

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) has announced the capture of Rodrigue Ngaibona, leader of the anti-Balaka militia, in what is being hailed as the Mission’s first high-profile arrest of 2015.

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No new Ebola cases reported in most of Liberia counties over past week – UN

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The United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) today welcomed encouraging statistics recently released by Liberia’s Minister of health and Social Welfare that reported that 12 of the country’s 15 counties have had no new cases within the past seven days.

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