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COVID-19 Vaccine – Côte d’Ivoire first African country to vaccinate with COVAX

Côte d’Ivoire became Friday 26 February the second country to receive a COVAX vaccine shipment. The West African country received 504,000 doses of lifesaving COVID-19 vaccine. Philippe Poinsot, the United Nations Resi...

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Refugees flee Boko Haram

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...

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Togo: Lighting up the land

In today's fast-paced modern world, the idea of turning off the power, even for a moment, may seem a welcome relief for some. We travel to Togo in West Africa where living without electricity is a harsh reality for mo...

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Albinism Awareness around the World

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...

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Burkina Faso: A Filmmaker’s Quest

Movies tell you so much about a culture - its values, its shared experiences, its aspirations. But most African countries are struggling to develop their own film industries. We take you now to Burkina Faso, where one...

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Brazil: The Story of Slavery

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...

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Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

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...

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Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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...

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Floods devastate Mozambique

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...

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Africa’s Lake Victoria: Turning the Tide

United Nations, New York, August 2011 - The struggle to access clean water and basic sanitation is intensifying as the global population ratchets up by the billion. Overcrowded makeshift settlements are springing up a...

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Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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...

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KENYA: WHITE GOLD

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...