West Africa: Amid Unprecedented Violence & Escalation of Terrorist Attacks, Calls to Increase UN Role – Mohamed Ibn Chambas

[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.

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Africa: 16 Days of Activism is Over, But What’s Changed for Women and Children?

[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.

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Congo-Kinshasa: 1,000 Ebola Survivors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

[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.

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Africa: Poverty, Education and Inclusion Top New General Assembly President’s Priority List

[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.

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Congo-Kinshasa: Third Positive Ebola Diagnosis in Goma, 15 Persons Quarantined

[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.

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