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14 UN peacekeepers killed, over 40 wounded in Congo attack

Fourteen United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and more than 40 wounded in attack in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, U.N. officials said on Friday. The attack happened on Thursday evening in North Kivu province where several armed groups are fighting for control of the mineral rich area. The mission said it was coordinating a joint response with the Congolese army as well as medical evacuations of the wounded from the base in North Kivu’s Beni territory. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described it as the worst attack on UN peacekeepers in recent history. He sent his condolences to Tanzania, their …

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Video: UN wants Libya to agree to shut down migrant camps

The United Nations wants Libya’s internationally-backed government to agree to shut down 30 detention centers holding 15 000 migrants, most of whom will be sent back to their countries, the head of the IOM said Tuesday. The detention of the migrants, most of whom are fleeing poverty, has become a …

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Egyptian peacekeeper killed in CAR

The UN says suspected Christian militias killed an Egyptian UN peacekeeper and wounded three others in an attack in southern Central African Republic, CAR. The UN said in a statement that the attack, which was carried out by anti-balaka militants, occurred in Gambo, about 100 km (60 miles) from the …

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Conflict and climate change push 224 million Africans into hunger – U.N.

The number of hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa rose by 10 percent to 224 million in 2016, largely due to conflict and climate change, the United Nations said on Thursday. Swathes of Africa have been hit by prolonged droughts and floods over the last year, worsened by lower commodity prices …

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Togolese ‘fleeing human rights abuses’ to Ghana – UN

More than 500 Togolese nationals have sought refuge in neighbouring Ghana because of a government crackdown on opposition protests, the UN refugee agency said on Friday. “So far, 513 asylum seekers have been registered by the Ghanaian authorities,” UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch said in a statement. They crossed the border …

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At least 650 people die in daily road accidents across Africa – United Nations

Jean Todt, UN Special Envoy for Road Safety has said at least, 650 people are killed daily in road accidents throughout Africa. He spoke at the 2017 Africa Road Safety Conference in Cape Town, South Africa saying road accidents in Africa were among the deadliest worldwide, urging more action. He also called …

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