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Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

Albinism Awareness around the World

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Discrimination, violence and abuse of people with albinism is a major concern for all affected and society as a whole. On International Albinism Awareness Day in 2019, people with albinism came together to promote alb...

Floods devastate Mozambique

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Floods devastating Mozambique have created ‘inland oceans’ with some 1,000 people feared dead. If the worst is confirmed, United Nations experts say this could be one of the worst weather-related disasters ever to hit...

Refugees flee Boko Haram

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Tens of thousands of Nigerian men women and children have found refuge in Cameroon as they flee Boko Haram attacks in their country. In Goura, North-East Cameroon, the United Nations have provided basic shelter, huma...

Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

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United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 Sc...

African Rhythms Permeate Cuba’s Music

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United Nations - When Africans were brought centuries ago to Cuba to work on the sugar plantations, they also brought their cultural traditions including their music and instruments. When they arrived on the island, ...

Brazil: Descendants of slaves in a struggle for land

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United Nations - In Brazil, descendants of slaves have lived for centuries on land occupied by their ancestors. But in recent years their right to the land has been challenged. 21st Century, Episode #109 Script: ht...

Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...

KENYA: WHITE GOLD

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United Nations - Kenya has one of Africa’s largest dairy sectors, and milk consumption here is the highest in the developing world. Some 80% of this milk is provided by small holder farmers. Increasing demand offers a...

Brazil: The Story of Slavery

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United Nations - More than four million slaves were shipped to Brazil from the coast of Africa during the 16th century and onward. But the practice of slavery was abolished in 1888 when abolitionists brought the issu...

Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

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United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...

Sudan: Peace from the Past

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United Nations - At its source -- the ten-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region can be described as a competition for natural resources like water and arable land... turning neighbors into deadly foes. But now, new p...