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  1. To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

    - Inter Press Service

    DISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 (IPS) - Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels.

  2. Child Rights Experts Warn that Displaced Children and Young People Risk Being Wiped Out of the Education System

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, KENYA, Jul 27 (IPS) - The difficulties in accessing education faced by children and young people forcibly displaced from their homes were today laid bare in a virtual high-level roundtable convened by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the UK and Canada.

  3. UN-African Union Mission in Darfur in final shutdown phase

    - UN News

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    Practically all peacekeepers and staff have now left the hybrid UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), in line with its drawdown plan, a senior UN official told the Security Council on Tuesday. 

  4. Honour Killings – Religion or Culture?

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME and AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - There is nothing honourable about murder. And murdering someone of your own family, your own child - a daughter, someone you held in your arms and rocked to sleep when they were babies? This is such a horrifying crime that there are no words to describe it – certainly not the word Honour. And yet it happens! It happens in Pakistan and to the shame of all of us in the diaspora, it has been brought to Italy.

  5. Child malnutrition expected to quadruple in Southern Madagascar

    - UN News

    At least half a million children under five in drought-afflicted southern Madagascar are on the verge of acute malnourishment, two UN agencies warned on Monday. 

  6. Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    - Inter Press Service

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    ROME, Jul 26 (IPS) - Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive.

  7. Increased jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso spark record-breaking displacement: UNHCR

    - UN News

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    Rising violent attacks by jihadist groups in Burkina Faso are forcing record-breaking numbers of people to flee both inside the country and across international borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Friday. 

  8. Violence Casts Shadow Over South Africa’s Post-Apartheid Democratic Gains

    - Inter Press Service

    JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, Jul 23 (IPS) - Twenty-seven years after South Africa’s first democratic elections, the country finds itself reflecting on the catalysts of a week of looting and destruction of property resulting in more than 200 deaths and US$ 1.3 billion in damage.

  9. Tigray: As famine looms, first WFP humanitarian flight arrives

    - UN News

    Lifesaving assistance arrived for the beleaguered Tigray region of Ethiopia on Thursday as the first UN World Food Programme (WFP) plane carrying humanitarian workers touched down in the capital Mekelle. 

  10. COVID-19: Africa ‘third wave’ not yet over, while vaccine inequity threatens all

    - UN News

    Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this “small step forward” could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. 

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