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Congo floods endanger 350,000 lives, UN seeks aid

The United Nations aid office (OCHA) says unprecedented flooding in the Republic of the Congo has left more than 350,000 people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Some 1.8 million…

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Non-Aligned Summit: UNGA president calls for ceasefire in Gaza

The president of the UN General Assembly, Dennis Francis, on Friday, reiterated his call for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and release of all hostages as the “only credible course…

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Rights experts urge France to protect children from sexual abuse

Independent experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council have urged France to take urgent action to protect children from incest and all forms of sexual abuse. The experts made…

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Ethiopia opens up to foreign investment banks ahead of capital market launch

Ethiopia is set to issue licences to let foreign investment banks operate in the country. This is a key step ahead of its planned launch, later this year, of a…

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UN Security Council holds consultations on North Korea

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will convene consultations on North Korea this week. The UNSC is scheduled to hold the “closed” consultations at 10 a.m. on Thursday (New York…

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14 school children drown in boat mishap

…….in India A total of 14 people, including 12 children and two teachers died after a boat capsized in Harni Lake in Gujarat’s Vadodara. The boat was ferrying 27 students of…

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COVID-19 vaccines save 1.4m lives in Europe, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said COVID-19 vaccines saved at least 1.4 million lives in Europe. Delivering his first message of the new year, Regional Dircetor, WHO European…

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Houthi vows to make Yemen ‘graveyard’ for US

A leading member of the Iranian-backed Houthi movement has threatened to turn Yemen into a “graveyard” for the United States, following the latest U.S. airstrikes on Houthi targets. “Yemen’s leaders,…

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Israelis strike to mark 100 days of Gaza war

Hundreds of Israeli companies went on strike for 100 minutes on Sunday as a sign of solidarity with more than 130 hostages still being held in the Gaza Strip. They…

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Terrorism: Tinubu seeks to strengthen cooperation with France

President Bola Tinubu has made a call to strengthen cooperation with France in addressing the prevailing threat of terrorism in the country. He also commended the outgoing French Ambassador to…

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