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2015/01/27 12:05
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News noteThousands of children to be gradually released from armed group in South Sudan Some 280 children handed over to UNICEF today JUBA/NAIROBI/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 27 January, 2015 – UNICEF and...
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2015/01/26 11:34
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Tripoli - Oil output from Libya, where ports and oilfields have been shut due to fighting, has fallen to 363 000 barrels a day with exports at about 200 000, the oil minister appointed by forces in...
2015/01/26 09:30
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The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed alarm at the apparent excessive use of force by security officers against demonstrators in Democratic Republic of the...
2015/01/26 09:29
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... across the region, an agency spokesperson said today. Addressing a press briefing at the UN Office in Geneva, Karin de Gruijl explained that the $331 million appeal presented by UNHCR and...
2015/01/26 08:32
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The Congress of South African Trade Unions has noted the passing today, 23 January 2015, of the former National Police Commissioner, Jackie Selebi. He will be remembered for two very different parts...
2015/01/26 03:34
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INDEPENDENT MEDIAThe tragedy is that he doesn't know what President Jacob Zuma thinks about our place in the world, and what his vision is and what he has done to execute it, says the writer. Photo:...
2015/01/25 12:04
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Jackie Selebi, who has died at 64, blamed the media for his downfall and he was right - up to a point and in ways he could never have understood. Instead of critically interrogating his appointment,...
2015/01/25 07:08
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US President Barack Obama delivered a defiant State of the Union address on Tuesday, focusing mainly on domestic policy and laying out his strategy to improve the standard of living of America’s...
2015/01/25 04:29
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No.3 24th January 2015DIGESTThe consequences of President Obama’s ‘audacious decisions’ are being worked through currently by delegations from Cuba and the US — applauded by influential parties within...
2015/01/24 13:38
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El Salvador: UN rights office welcomes 'ground-breaking' pardon of woman in abortion case The United Nations human rights office on Friday welcomed the 'ground-breaking decision' of the Salvadorian...
2015/01/24 11:29
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The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General. Good morning. I will start off with a statement on the situation in...
2015/01/24 11:08
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The United Nations condemned a reported attack on an office of Libya’s central bank in the eastern city of Benghazi, calling for an inquiry into the incident that has complicated talks between the...
2015/01/24 03:39
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Death toll in Ukraine conflict exceeds 5,000, may be 'considerably higher' - UN More than 5,000 people have now been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine in mid-April last year, the...
2015/01/23 18:37
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... run out of cash in mid-February, that is four or five months before that virus is going to stop in a best case scenario,” Dr Bruce Aylward, the WHO assistant director-general running the Ebola...
2015/01/23 11:15
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Disgraced police National Commissioner Jackie Selebi owes his dizzying rise after 1990 to his close personal bond with President Thabo Mbeki and the latter’s direct sponsorship, commentators...
2015/01/22 20:27
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2015/01/22 10:34
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REUTERSA man photographs a mural of Michael Brown in the Bushwick neighbourhood of Brooklyn in New York on November 27, 2014. Brown was shot to death by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9 in...
2015/01/21 17:05
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Former US vice-president Al Gore and Happy singer Pharrell Williams announce the concert at Davos. Photo: Reuters More than 100 artists will take part in a global Live Earth concert on June 18 to...
2015/01/21 15:29
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With Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar continuing to face torrential rains and worsening floods, United Nations agencies are scaling up relief efforts to assist those affected and displaced in the...
2015/01/21 14:28
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... teens executed by Islamic State for watching soccer match GENEVA - The Islamic State's shari'a courts are meting out "monstrous" punishments against men, women and children, the UN has said amid...
2015/01/27 12:05
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