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    July 15, 2021 Amnesty International said on Thursday that migrants held in Libyan detention camps are subject to horrific sexual violence at the hands of guards, including being forced to barter sex for clean water, food and access to sanitation. The report, which focused on migrants intercepted in the Mediterranean and who disembarked in Libya ...
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    May 27, 2021 UN Secretary General, António Guterres, says it is absolutely essential that African countries receive the financial support they need at the present moment to protect citizens and to be able to relaunch their economies. He also called for effective debt relief to be put at the disposal of African countries. Guterres made ...
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    May 25, 2021 West African officials were on Tuesday heading for Mali, plunged into crisis after the military detained the president, prime minister and defence minister in what international bodies called an “attempted coup”. President Bah Ndaw, Prime Minister Moctar Ouane and defence minister Souleymane Doucoure were taken to a military base in Kati outside ...
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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday said “vaccine equity” was the fastest way to reopen the global economy and start a sustainable recovery. Guterres stated this in a video message to a high-level webinar on the African COVID-19 Vaccine Financing and Development Strategy on Wednesday evening. Noting that equitable access to vaccine is in every ...
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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has warned against allowing acts of bribery and corruption to infest the rollout of Coronavirus vaccines so as to ensure rapid global post-pandemic recovery. Guterres, in a message on International Anti-Corruption Day, on Wednesday, underscored the need to ensure that recovery from COVID-19 was not hampered by corruption and unscrupulous acts. ...
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    The United Nations estimates that global forced displacement surpassed 80 million at mid-year. The global number of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) climbed above 80 million at the middle of this year, according to an estimate by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). According to a report on trends in global forced displacement released Wednesday ...
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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has decried the existence of racism in the organisation. He indicated that the situation was ironic and worrisome, considering the fact that the organisation’s principles forbid all forms of discrimination. Guterres spoke at the launch of “Awareness and Action”, a campaign initiated by the world body to address racism in its ...
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    The United Nations is aware of the recent protest by young Nigerians against police brutality and will make the necessary effort to ensure the issues raised by the youths are resolved. UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, stated this on Tuesday when she appeared on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. “What is the UN doing about that? We ...
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    Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, on Tuesday bowed out of office as President of the 74th session of the General Assembly. He handed over the gavel to Turkish diplomat and politician, Volkan Bozkir, who will be steering the ship of the 75th session of the 193-member lawmaking body. The change ...
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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has renewed his call for a total ban on nuclear weapons testing. This came in a message to mark this year’s International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed on Aug. 29 annually. According to Guterres, this year’s commemoration comes 75 years after the first-ever nuclear test conducted by the United States in ...