Development
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New York, Feb 19 (JEN): The top United Nations humanitarian official in Somalia has commended the drought relief and recovery efforts of the authorities in the northern state of Puntland, while cautioning that the current humanitarian crisis is far from over. more
Haiti: UN determined to support authorities in strengthening rule of law

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Strengthening the rule of law and improving the national police and the judicial system in Haiti will require political will on the part of the authorities, and th ...

UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Reverberations of the Syrian conflict – which has now lasted longer than World War II – are being felt throughout the region, including in Lebanon, whi ...

In crisis-torn eastern DR Congo, UN food relief agency expands operations to stem hunger

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Escalating violence, daunting logistical challenges and insufficient funding have prompted the United Nations food relief agency to broaden its emergency operation ...

Service and Sacrifice: Honouring Nigeria’s contribution to UN peacekeeping

New York, Feb 17 (JEN): Since the 1960s, Nigeria has been a major contributor of troops and police to United Nations peace operations, having served in dozens of missions. Most recently, ...

While USA mourns Florida shooting, questions on gun control or if this tragedy could have been avoided remain unanswered

Washington: Following the fatal shooting in Florida's Parkland, which killed 17 people and injured 14 others, American President Donald Trump has ordered all US flags to be flown at h ...

UN chief expresses ‘profound sadness’ at Florida gun massacre

New York, Feb 16 (JEN): Secretary-General António Guterres has expressed his profound sadness at the horrific gun massacre in Florida in a message he wrote to the Governor and to t ...

Guinea-Bissau: Political crisis requires continued UN presence, Security Council told

New York, Feb 15 (JEN): The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau’s national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, es ...

Zimbabwe main opposition leader Tsvangirai succumbs to colon cancer

Harare/Cape Town: Zimbabwe's opposition leader and former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has died. He was aged 65.

South Africa President Jacob Zuma resigns

Johannesburg: Amid intense pressure from his party, South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday resigned from his office.