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UN Women chief calls for bold policies to prevent reversal of women’s cause

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UN Women's executive director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, on Friday called for bold policies to prevent the reversal of women's cause as a result of COVID-19. ...
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AU calls for solidarity with South Sudan against “paramount challenges” of COVID-19

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The African Union (AU) Commission on Friday emphasized the importance of African solidarity with South Sudan in face of "the paramount challenges it...
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UN chief calls for political will for Sustainable Development Goals

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for political will and bold action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ...
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South African mining sector calls for improvement in competitiveness

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The Minerals Council of South Africa on Friday called for the country to improve its competitiveness, address red tape in government and implement...
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African top high jumper Sawe calls on world stars to grace Kip Keino Classic

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After making remarkable progress to join elite high jumpers in the world, Kenyan Mathew Sawe has put the Nairobi Continental Tour slated for October...

UN chief calls for adequate funding for Peacebuilding Fund

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for adequate and sustainable funding for the UN Peacebuilding Fund, a trust fund for post-conflict peacebuilding established...
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir (L, front) shakes hands with Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu, Deputy Chairman of Sudan's Sovereign Council in Juba, capital of South Sudan, Dec. 10, 2019. Mohamed Hamdan Daqlu has reiterated Sudanese government's commitment to achieving peace in the country, the council said on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Denis Elamu)

UN chief calls for efforts to promote culture of peace

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for efforts to promote the culture of peace, saying such efforts are more important than ever...
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UN chief calls for efforts to prohibit attacks on education

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to prevent attacks on education. "Schools and universities are supposed to be safe...
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Saudi FM calls for internal political talks in Libya

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Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Wednesday called for internal political talks in Libya. Saudi Arabia urged Libyans to...
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Southern Africa Region Calls for Solidarity with Mozambique

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Rebel group operating in the north of the country threatens population and natural gas resources Over the last several months the security situation in...
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UNEP calls for adopting sustainable food systems in post COVID-19 pandemic

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The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) on Tuesday called for the global adoption of sustainable food systems in post COVID-19 pandemic. ...
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Asamoah Gyan calls for attention on tennis in Ghana

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Former Black Stars Captain, Asamoah Gyan, has called for more attention to tennis in Ghana. Despite being known for his scoring abilities in football, Gyan...
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UN chief calls for major push to safeguard progress on women’s empowerment

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday called for a major push to prevent "years, even generations" worth of progress on women's empowerment...
Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta with First Lady Margaret at Swearing In on November 28, 2017

Kenyan leader calls for using COVID-19 lessons to anchor universal health roll-out

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Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday called for the utilization of knowledge gained from the global and national response to COVID-19 in the...
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GOC President Ben Nunoo Mensah calls for top athletes’ presence at African Games for...

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President of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC), Ben Nunoo Mensah believes positioning the African Games to make it attractive and glamorous with the presence...
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Zambian leader calls for operationalization of China-funded communication towers

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Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Thursday called for the operationalization of China-funded communication towers in northern Zambia's Lunga district. The Zambian leader...
E-waste

Expert calls for more attention to tackle e-waste challenge in Nigeria

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A Nigerian expert on Tuesday called for efforts from the Electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) producers to embrace a paradigm shift in operation for...
Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) officials prepare to load one of the stray elephants on a truck in Kitengela, Kajiado County, Kenya, May 18, 2020. The KWS on Monday captured the three marauding elephants at Enkamuriaki, Kitengela area that had terrorized residents for three days. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

African campaigner calls for ban on wildlife trade

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The international community should impose a ban on trade in wildlife products amid threats to ecosystems and spread of zoonotic diseases, an African campaigner...
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UN chief calls for resolution of Rohingya refugee crisis

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday highlighted the Rohingya refugee crisis on the third anniversary of the mass exodus from Myanmar to Bangladesh. ...
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French president calls on citizens to learn to live with COVID-19

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday called on citizens to learn to live with the coronavirus after infections spiraled higher in recent weeks. ...
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UN chief calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

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In a policy brief and video message broadcast on Tuesday, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres highlighted the role tourism plays in providing a...
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Nigerian women council calls for more efforts to curb COVID-19

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Nigeria's National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Tuesday called for a need to intensify ongoing efforts to reduce the rate of COVID-19...
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UN calls for more efforts to improve nutrition status in Somalia

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Nutritional status of women and children in Somalia is improving but more needs to be done, says an UN-backed survey released in Mogadishu on...
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UN humanitarian agency calls for securing unimpeded entry of vital goods into Gaza

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Tuesday called for securing unimpeded entry of vital goods into the Gaza...
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German FM calls on Greece, Turkey to discuss natural gas dispute

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Before his mediation trip, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday called on Greece and Turkey to discuss their territorial claims in the...
UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28, 2020 (Xinhua) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends a press encounter at the UN headquarters in New York, on Feb. 28, 2020. The latest attacks in opposition-held northwest Syria marks "one of the most alarming moments" in the nearly nine-year-old conflict, Guterres said on Friday. (Xinhua/Wang Jiangang)

UN boss calls for sustainable recovery of tourism from COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called for the recovery of tourism from COVID-19 in a sustainable way. "It is imperative that...
LUSAKA, March 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Chitalu Chilufya (C), Zambian Minister of Health addresses the press in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, March 17, 2020. The Zambian government announced Tuesday that it was closing all schools in view of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although Zambia has not recorded any COVID-19 case, the government has heightened its preparedness and surveillance against the COVID-19. (Xinhua)

Zambia calls for strong regulations against counterfeit medicines

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African countries need to implement strong regulatory frameworks against illicit, fake and counterfeit medicines that have flooded the continent, a Zambian government official...
Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela (R) shakes hands with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Serraj during their meeting in Valletta, Malta, on July 6, 2020. Malta and Libya should continue to work better together to prevent loss of lives at sea, Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela told his Libyan counterpart Fayez Serraj here on Monday. (Photo by Jonathan Borg/Xinhua)

Libyan PM orders cease-fire, calls for elections

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UN-backed Prime Minister of Libya Fayez Serraj Friday announced cease-fire and ending of all hostilities in Libya, calling for presidential and parliamentary elections. ...
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Swedish Cancer Society calls for soft-drink tax to fight obesity

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The Swedish Cancer Society calls on the government to bring in a soft-drink tax in a bid to reduce overweight and obesity among the...
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International community calls for restraint in Belarus

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The international community has called for peace and restraint in Belarus, as President Alexander Lukashenko urged western powers to focus on their own problems. ...