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COVID-19: 7.8m Nigerians are in need of life-saving assistance, UN says

The United Nations has declared that at least 7.8 million Nigerians are in need of life-saving support. Eve Sabbagh, head of public information unit, UN office for coordination of humanitarian affairs in Nigeria, while briefing reporters on Tuesday, said the virus pandemic has worsened the situation of hunger in the country adding that there is Read more

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets African leaders to advance conflict resolution, economic security

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 10, 2020/ — Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau convened a meeting for African heads of state, foreign ministers and representatives of the United Nations and other multilateral bodies on Monday to discuss ways to secure peace across the continent as a necessary condition for prosperity.  Trudeau, the 2020 chair of the Read more

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Africa: Continued airstrikes in western Libya ‘utterly unacceptable’, says UN mission chief

The top United Nations official in Libya has condemned recent airstrikes targeting civilian installations that left at least three people dead and several others injured NEW YORK, United States of America, December 30, 2019/APO Group/ — Ghassan Salamé, head of the UN Support Mission in the country, UNSMIL, called for greater civilian protection following the incidents, which Read more

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Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Nigeria

The Secretary-General recalls that attacks by a party to an armed conflict that target civilians, aid workers, and civilian infrastructure violate international humanitarian law  The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about reports that civilians have been executed, and others abducted, by an armed group in northern Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. He expresses his deepest condolences to Read more

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Hate Speech Bill: United Nations kick against death penalty

The United Nations deputy secretary-general Amina J. Muhammed Tuesday said the UN does not support a death sentence as a penalty for persons found guilty of hate speech. Muhammed, a former Nigerian minister, was in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city to meet President Muhammadu Buhari. “We, of course, did not support the death penalty and I Read more

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113m people affected by serious food shortages in 2018 – Report

No fewer than 113 million people were affected in 2018 by very serious food shortages, including famine, a report by the European Union and two United Nations agencies said on Tuesday. “The worst situations were, in order of severity, in Yemen, Congo, Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan and Northern Nigeria,’’ the Global Report on Food Read more