[VOA] Authorities in the western African nation of Burkina Faso say as many as 30 people were killed in an attack on a village by suspected Islamic extremists late last week.
[UN] New York -The United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) has an increasingly important role as the countries in the region seek to counter an unprecedented level of violence, relentless terrorism and other cross-border threats, speakers said today, as the Security Council continued to discuss the Office’s mandate renewal.
[Daily Trust] The Chief WASH of the United Nations Children’s Fund, Zaid Jurji, says the campaign to end open defecation in Nigeria has been slow so far.
[allAfrica] Johannesburg and Nairobi -The 16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children – an international campaign to challenge and bring an end to violence – has just ended, but the work is only beginning.
[Deutsche Welle] More than 60% of the population are already facing malnutrition. Now, the UN has has estimated almost one million people have been affected by severe flooding.
[WHO] As the 1000th Ebola survivor returns home, United Nations agencies working to stop the current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today commended the strong leadership of the DRC health authorities and the tireless efforts of thousands of local health workers and partners that have led to 1000 people surviving the disease.
[UN News] Back in June, Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which kicks off in New York in just over a week.
[allAfrica] One person has died, a third diagnosis reported and 15 persons quarantined in Goma, reports France24. The World Health Organization says it is collaborating with the government of the DRC, other United Nations agencies, partners and communities in further scaling up the response and preparedness measures.
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations called on the youth from around the world to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit.
[Monitor] The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has agreed to pay $6000 (about Shs22, 198,800) to each Uganda Cranes player as extra incentive for qualification to round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations campaign.