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Ebola: UN Secretary-General will visit West Africa to ‘show solidarity with those affected’

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he will leave today for the countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak “to show my solidarity with those affected and urge even greater global action” to fight the epidemic, which two United Nations food agencies said could push the number of people facing food insecurity to more than one million by next spring.

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Central African Republic: UNICEF warns two out of five children without vital aid

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Two out of five children urgently needing humanitarian aid in Central African Republic are without it, thanks to a critical lack of funding and continued conflict, a year after extreme violence tore through the country, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said today.

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Libya: UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue

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The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today that it is encouraged by the positive response it has received to its invitation for a UN-convened Libyan political dialogue.

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U.S. Rebukes Egypt for Charges against Human Rights Groups

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Press ReleasesU.S. Rebukes Egypt for Charges against Human Rights GroupsDecember 17, 2014n response to President Obama’s signing of legislation that repudiates Egypt’s criminal charges and court convictions of U.S. citizens and permanent residents who worked for Freedom House and other non-governmental organizations in Egypt, Freedom House issued the following statement. Issues: Democratic G

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Kenya Restricts Work by Civil Society

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Press ReleasesKenya Restricts Work by Civil SocietyDecember 16, 2014Kenya’s decision to de-register hundreds of NGOs seriously restricts the work of civil society.  Issues: Civil Society, Democratic GovernanceRegions: Sub-Saharan Africa

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UN envoys welcome conviction of Congolese army officer for crimes against humanity

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United Nations Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura welcomed today the conviction of a senior army officer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for crimes against humanity, saying the verdict sends a “very clear message to perpetrators of sexual violence in DRC that they cannot hide behind a badge or evade justice with a uniform.”

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Cooperation with Africa must occur at earliest signs of crisis, Ban tells Security Council

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Cooperation between the African Union and the United Nations on peace and security is crucial and should occur systematically at the earliest signs of crisis said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon this morning as he uregd the Security Council to work more effectively to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts on the African continent.

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Ebola: UN says health workers in Sierra Leone to receive hazard pay using mobile money

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Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive “hazard pay” for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because “unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it’s very difficult to attract and retain people,” the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today.

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