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Nearly a quarter of the world’s children live in conflict or disaster-stricken countries: UNICEF

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Sub-Saharan Africa is home to nearly three-quarters – 393 million – of the global number of children living in countries affected by emergencies, followed by the Middle East and North Africa where 12 per cent of these children reside An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – …

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South Africa opposes “Land Grab” Bill tabled before the Israeli parliament

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The Bill has already been condemned by Israel’s Attorney-General, stating that it breaches local and international law The South African Goverment received with shock the news that on Wednesday, 07 December 2016, members of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) for the Jewish Home Party tabled the Regulations Bill whose purpose is …

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New film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham highlights urgent need to end violence against children

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From today, the South African television channel, SuperSport, a partner of UNICEF South Africa, will be broadcasting the short film for a two-month period to 10 million families throughout Africa A powerful new film featuring UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham was released today to illustrate the brutal reality that physical …

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AU Congratulates Nigeria’s Super Falcons for 2016 Women’s Cup of Nations victory

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The AU Commission Chairperson equally congratulated the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the Government and people of the Republic of Cameroon, as well as all teams for the magnificent organisation and participation in the 2016 Edition of the African Women Cup of Nations The Chairperson of the African Union Commission …

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AU Commission holds 2nd Conference of the African Union Police Strategic Support Group to enhance the police and policing in African Governance, Peace and Security Architectures

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The objective of Conference was to enhance understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the police and policing as a function of governance and the rule of law in PSOs and SOs As part of ongoing concerted efforts to facilitate the growth and development of African Union (AU) police and …

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Ending hunger and enabling food security in Africa

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About 300 participants are expected to attend the annual event co-organised by the African Development Bank (AfDB), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) on the theme, “Feed Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth” Researchers, policy-makers and development partners converge in Abuja, Nigeria, …

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Record International Humanitarian Appeal Requires $22.2 Billion for 2017

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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need The world is facing a state of humanitarian crisis not seen since the Second World War: more than 128 million people are affected by conflict, displacement, natural disasters and profound vulnerability. Through strategic and coordinated …

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AU welcomes Gambian Election results, congratulates President-Elect and hails the maturity of the people and the outgoing President

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The Chairperson invites all parties involved in the political process to continue to display maturity and embrace dialogue in line with mechanisms adopted with regards to consolidate democracy, inclusiveness, the Rule of Law, peace and security and enhance socio-economic development for the people of the Republic of The Gambia The …

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