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Report: UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army
Report: UN peacekeeping arms losses could equip an army
UN-backed peacekeepers have lost enough guns and ammunition in sub-Saharan Africa over the past two decades to arm an army, according to a study by...
Morocco king rejects independence for Western Sahara
Morocco king rejects independence for Western Sahara
Morocco's King Mohammed VI has ruled out any peace deal that allows for the independence of the Western Sahara as the United Nations renews efforts...
UN: 2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year
UN: 2017 set to be hottest non-El Nino year
2017 is on track to be the hottest year on record except for two warmed by El Nino...
Liberia elections: Who will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?
Liberia elections: Who will succeed President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf?
Liberia has been through tumultuous times in recent years: from two brutal back-to-back civil wars to an outbreak of the devastating ebola virus...
World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off
World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off
World leaders open their annual debate at the United Nations on Tuesday, eager to hear US President Donald Trump deliver his maiden address amid...
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar leader has cancelled trip to UN General Assembly
Myanmar's national leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the upcoming UN General Assembly session in New York.
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
US softens North Korea resolution ahead of UN vote
The UN Security Council was scheduled to vote Monday on a draft resolution imposing new sanctions on North Korea after the United States toned down...
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
UN warns of 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Muslims
The situation in Myanmar is a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing", the United Nations said on Monday, as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing...
More than two years of crisis in Burundi
More than two years of crisis in Burundi
Burundi has since April 2015 been rocked by a deadly political crisis born of President Pierre Nkurunziza's divisive bid for a third term, which he...
UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US
UN issues rare warning over 'alarming' racism in US
UN human rights experts have called on the United States and its leadership to "unequivocally and unconditionally" condemn racist speech and...
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
Secondhand clothes are going out of style
In Kenya, it’s mitumba. In Rwanda, chagua. In eastern Zambia, salaula. Most African languages have a word for them:...
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
Mauritania: New flag, same old president
The design of the Mauritanian flag is simple, yet classic: a yellow star-and-crescent set against a rectangle of emerald green.

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