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Nigerian troops kill 35 Boko Haram militants in clearance operations

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A total of 35 Boko Haram militants were killed during multiple-day clearance operations by Nigerian troops in the country's northeastern state of Borno,...
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International Biodiversity Day: Ghanaians urged to be serious about conserving nature

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Ghana today joins the global community to mark this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) with a call on citizens to re-examine their...
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Kenya to use drones, mobile apps to assess impact of desert locust

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Kenya's Agriculture Ministry on Monday said that it will in July use drones and mobile applications to help assess the impact caused by desert...
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Over 20 killed in Boko Haram attack in NE Nigeria

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More than 20 people in the Gajigana community in Nigeria's northeast region were killed in an alleged attack by terror group Boko Haram, said...
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WTO has a leadership vacuum; and Africa may just have the candidate to fill...

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The World Trade Organization is at a crossroads and may be facing its most difficult test in its twenty-five-year history after the sudden resignation...
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UN welcomes arrest of top suspect in Rwanda genocide

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the arrest of Felicien Kabuga, who is alleged to be a leading figure in the...
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Scores of Boko Haram militants killed in Nigerian military operations

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Scores of Boko Haram militants in Nigeria's northeast region were killed in multiple anti-terror operations by the military recently, a defense spokesman said on...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN boss says mankind “so unprepared” for COVID-19, world lacks solidarity

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said mankind is "so unprepared" for COVID-19, while pointing out that there is not enough humility, unity...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss urges faith leaders to challenge inaccurate, harmful messages amid COVID-19 pandemic

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday called on faith leaders to actively challenge inaccurate and harmful messages while the COVID-19 pandemic continues ravaging...
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UNICEF appeals for US$1.6 billion to help children impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

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UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is appealing for 1.6 billion U.S. dollars to support its humanitarian aid for children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, up...
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Being our ‘Brother’s Keeper’ – During COVID-19, it will take more than a Village

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On March 21, 2020, due to the spread of COVID-19, the President of the Republic of Ghana announced the closure of the country’s borders...
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COVID-19: Stranded Ghanaians in US urged to register for intervention

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The Permanent Mission of Ghana to the United Nations, and the Consulate General in New York, have directed Ghanaians stranded in the tri-state area...
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South Africa to parole low-risk prisoners to combat COVID-19 pandemic

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has authorized the placement on parole of low-risk prisoners as a measure to combat the spread of COVID-19, the...
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UN chief welcomes formation of new gov’t in Iraq

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday welcomed the formation of the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi. Guterres expressed his support...
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UN launches updated response plan to help fragile countries fight COVID-19

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The United Nations on Thursday launched an updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan that requires 6.69 billion U.S. dollars to help fragile countries cope...
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United Nations launches policy brief for persons with disabilities

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, has called on governments to place people with disabilities at the center of COVID-19 response and...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief asks for inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday asked for the inclusion of people with disabilities in COVID-19 response. "I urge governments to place people...
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Most massive public health effort in history needed to overcome COVID-19 pandemic – UN...

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The most massive public health effort in history is needed to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, said United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday, while...
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UN, partners aid Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger hit by conflict, COVID-19

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The United Nations and humanitarian agencies are helping 1.2 million internally displaced people and 107,000 refugees in the border areas of the Central Sahel...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN chief warns against misinformation in fight against COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday warned against misinformation in the fight against COVID-19. "Along with the pandemic, we are seeing a...
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UN calls for protection of journalists in Libya

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The United Nations on Sunday called for protection of journalists and media workers in Libya, who are witnessing deadly armed conflicts between the eastern-based...
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U.S. move to extend arms’ embargo “unlawful” – Iran

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Iran's envoy to the United Nations said the U.S. call for the extension of a UN arms embargo on Iran lacks a legal standing...
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UN helps Somalia cope with flash flooding

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The United Nations and humanitarian partners are helping the Somali government cope with flash flooding on top of locust infestation and COVID-19, a UN...
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UNDP highlights glaring disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with, recover from pandemic

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has released two new data dashboards that highlight the huge disparities in countries' abilities to cope with and...
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Tensions rise over disputed territory straddling Sudan, South Sudan

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Sudan's efforts to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic are delaying the deployment of new United Nations (UN) police units in Abyei and...
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UNICEF scales up delivery of supplies for COVID-19 across LatAm, Caribbean

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The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) is stepping up delivery of health and hygiene items for families and health workers in 12 Latin American and...
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) delivers a statement at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, Jan. 8, 2020. Donald Trump said on Wednesday that no U.S. casualties have resulted from Iran's missiles attack against U.S. forces in Iraq on Tuesday, adding that the United States would impose additional sanctions against Tehran. (Xinhua/Hu Yousong)

Washington’s decision to halt funding to WHO unethical, irresponsible – Cuban envoy

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Washington's decision to halt U.S. funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) when the COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping the world is both unethical and...
Smoke rises from Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli, Libya, Feb. 28, 2020. The forces of the UN-backed Libyan government said on Friday that the rival east-based army attacked the Mitiga International Airport in Tripoli with heavy shelling. (Photo by Amru Salahuddien/Xinhua)

Fighting around Tripoli, insecurity in Libya trigger food price hikes

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Fighting around Tripoli and insecurity in Libya have triggered food price hikes, prompting the United Nations and its humanitarian partners to renew appeals for...
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a statement at the UN headquarters in New York, Jan. 6, 2020. Antonio Guterres on Monday called on parties concerned to exercise maximum restraint to stop escalation of global tensions. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

UN Boss asks for debt relief due to COVID-19

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for debt relief in addition to a moratorium on debt service payments in the context of COVID-19. ...
Photo taken on Nov. 29, 2019 shows children playing in the Moria refugee camp on Lesvos island, Greece. Europe should share responsibility and help ease the suffering of thousands of refugees and migrants living in Greece, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Nov. 28. (Photo by Lefteris Partsalis/Xinhua)

UNICEF calls for support for displaced children amid COVID-19 pandemic

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UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Monday called for support for displaced children...