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UN condemns killing of religious figure in eastern DRC

New York, US | XINHUA |  The high representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), Miguel Moratinos, on Sunday strongly condemned the brutal killing of a religious figure in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Sheikh Ali Amin Uthman, the representative of the Islamic community of Beni, was …

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UNHCR boss Grandi visits Uganda

Rallies donors to respond to refugee funding crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees returned to Uganda after three years to morale-boost donor support for Uganda’s faltering refugee response. The UN refugee agency which Grandi heads is grappling for resources to meet …

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Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

Global leaders commit investments and partnerships on effects of climate change | THE INDEPENDENT | African and European countries and international institutions have announced that they will jointly invest more in climate adaptation in Africa. The pledges were among initiatives in the Adaptation Action Agenda unveiled at the first online …

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African free trade bloc launches

Opportunities, Challenges, and why full implementation of the historic pact may take years ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | African countries began officially trading under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan.01. It is a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 to stimulate intra-African trade. In …

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WHO chief spells out 3 COVID-19 lessons

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The COVID-19 pandemic has so far had three lessons for all member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) agency itself, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated. Addressing the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board, Tedros said that first …

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