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  1. Food Heroes: Cameroon’s shrimp entrepreneur

    - UN News

    Anastasie Obama, a Cameroonian woman who set up her own smoked shrimp business, has been recognized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) as a Food Hero, for her contribution towards unlocking the potential of selling shellfish locally and abroad.

  2. Ceasefire in Central African Republic a ‘critical step’: UN chief

    - UN News

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    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire in the Central African Republic (CAR), his spokesperson said in a statement issued on Saturday.

  3. Food Heroes: Ethiopian avocado farmer’s ‘transformational’ crop

    - UN News

    An Ethiopian farmer has been talking about how avocados have transformed the lives of not just his family but also of people living in his community.

  4. From the Field: Eating our way to a healthier planet

    - UN News

    The UN Food Systems Summit demonstrated the huge imbalances in the way we grow, produce, and consume food. But, as the UN Development Programme (UNDP) shows, we can farm and eat in a sustainable way that is good for us, and the planet.

  5. UN condemns deadly suicide attack at mosque in southern Afghanistan

    - UN News

    The United Nations has condemned the deadly suicide bombing during Friday prayers at the largest Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more. 

  6. Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food on the Table

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Oct 15 (IPS) - Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag.

  7. Nobel laureate Dmitry Muratov won’t keep ‘a single cent’ of his prize money

    - UN News

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    Dmitry Muratov, editor-in-chief of Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize this year. He shares the prestigious award with Maria Ressa, another campaigning journalist from the Philippines. 

  8. Displaced in northeast Nigeria ‘knocking on door of starvation’: WFP

    - UN News

    Displaced families in Nigeria’s northeast are “knocking on the door of starvation”, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

  9. Rising poverty a ‘moral indictment of our times’: Guterres

    - UN News

    For the first time in two decades, extreme poverty is on the rise, the UN chief said in his message released on Friday, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, on 17 October.   

  10. Afghanistan: Reuniting families on the run should be priority, urges UNHCR

    - UN News

    The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday urged countries to step up reunification for Afghans whose families remain in the country or who are displaced across the region, as the humanitarian crisis in their homeland worsens. 

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