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The UK Permanent Representative to the UN, Matthew Rycroft, on Monday explained why the Security Council adopted a resolution on the Boko Haram crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, saying it was a landmark development.The Security Council had on Friday adopted Resolution 2349 (2017) to bring attention to the Boko Haram crisis.Rycroft said
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More sub-Saharan Africans are living in extreme poverty now than in 1990, said a major United Nations report Monday, warning the region will miss most of its development goals, a report published by AFP quoting figures released by the global body says.The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000, strive to halve extreme poverty and
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 07:12

Corporal Damudu and other rampaging rapists

The frequency of rape and defilement of young girls and children is on the rise in many countries including Nigeria. There are claims that three countries, namely, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa and India are the “rape capital of the world”. In 2013, a United Nations News centre reported that at least 200,000 women were raped
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GENEVA, March 21 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency on Friday issued a report saying there was a sharp rise in asylum claims in 44 industrialized countries over the course of last year, driven primarily by the crisis in Syria.UNHCR's "Asylum Trends 2013" report says 612,700 people applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the
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