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Somalia faces humanitarian crisis in 2010

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War-torn and drought-ravaged Somalia is facing a humanitarian crisis with no funding so far raised or pledged for next year for food,...

Kenyan leaders stoking ethnic division: Annan

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Former UN chief Kofi Annan warned yesterday that some Kenyan politicians were reverting to the dangerous ethnic campaigning that fuelled the country's...

UN launches 2010 appeal for aid to Zimbabwe

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The United Nations has launched its 2010 Consolidated Appeal Process for humanitarian assistance to Zimbabwe. Speaking at the launch, UN Assistant Secretary...

Maritime pirates threaten everyone, especially Africa’s hungry: US

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Maritime pirates are a threat to everyone, especially those who are starving in Somalia and East Africa and rely on ships to...

ElBaradei sets conditions for Egypt presidency run

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Former nuclear watchdog head Mohamed ElBaradei, tipped as a possible opposition Egyptian presidential contender and said a decision on entering the 2011...

World’s press urges action on climate change

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Humanity faces a profound emergency and unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, a joint editorial...

Mogadishu blast kills three Somali govt ministers

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An explosion tore through a graduation ceremony at a hotel in the Somali capital today and killed at least 14 people including...

Nigerian to head Darfur peacekeeping mission: UN

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Nigerian diplomat Ibrahim Gambari will become the new head of the joint UN-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's conflict-torn western Darfur region,...

Guinea unions threaten military junta with strike

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Guinean workers may strike unless the ruling military junta pays compensation for those who died during a bloody crackdown on protesters on...

Ivory Coast leader urges peaceful, not rushed vote

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Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has urged patience with the country's long-delayed elections, saying he was more concerned about avoiding a new...

Eritrea denies aiding Somalia’s Islamist rebels

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Eritrea's UN envoy denied that his country has been supporting Islamist rebel’s intent on toppling neighbouring Somalia's fragile government and said there...

UN renews arms embargo and sanctions in DRC

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The United Nations Security Council extended and expanded the arms embargo and related sanctions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC),...

Guinean military ruler backs UN Probe

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The spokesman for Guinea’s military junta said Captain Moussa Dadis Camara supports the United Nations’ ongoing investigation into the recent massacre of...

Youths return amid probe into Kenyan military recruiting

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Dozens of ethnic-Somali youths in north-eastern Kenya have returned home amid a parliamentary inquiry into allegations they were recruited by the Kenyan...

US blasts Sudan over Darfur peacekeeper harassment

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The US envoy to the United Nations sharply criticized Khartoum over a UN report that accused the Sudanese army of harassing and...

UN extends mandate for action against piracy

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The Security Council renewed for another 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations fighting piracy off the Somali coast to...

Global Witness wants action on UN Congo minerals report

UN member states should take strong action in response to new information about companies and individuals who trade in minerals from areas of the...

UN seeks $7.1 bln for emergency relief in 2010

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The United Nations called on richer governments today to provide a total of $7.1 billion in 2010 to fund urgent humanitarian assistance...

Report urges sanctions against Sudan ruling party

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The United States and other world powers should impose sanctions on key members of the Sudanese government for refusing to end violence...

IVEMA delivers 24 GILA to UNAMID

International Vehicle & Equipment Marketing (IVEMA) has just shipped the last of 24 South African designed and produced GILA 4x4 Mine Resistant and Ambush...

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