New International Guidelines Address Insidious Gap in Protecting Education During War

Written on:December 20, 2014
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Government armed forces and non-state armed groups should refrain from using education facilities for military purposes in accordance with the new Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict, unveiled this week  at the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Read more…

UN Secretary General Says Governing Body Committed to Support Liberia

Written on:December 20, 2014
UN Secretary General Mr. Ban and President Sirleaf a small tete-a-tete on Friday, December 19, 2014. Photo Credit: Adama B. Thompson / Executive Mansion

Executive Mansion, Monrovia The United Nations Secretary General says the world body is committed to standing with Liberia in the face of the threat against the Ebola virus disease. “We will be with you until this outbreak is under control and the country has recovered,” he said.

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Patient Exposed to Ebola is Discharged

Written on:December 20, 2014
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Minneapolis,Minn An unnamed patient who was admitted at the National Institutes of Health(NIH) Clinical Center  in the United Sates after being exposed to Ebola in Sierra Leone,West Africa has been discharged.

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Cooler Box-Equipped Motorbikes Donated to UN will Speed up Ebola Testing Process in West Africa

Written on:December 6, 2014
Four hundred cooler box-equipped motorbikes for the Ebola Response

UN News, New York Four hundred motorbikes equipped with cooler boxes will help speed up deliveries of blood samples to laboratories from remote areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and reduce the waiting time for Ebola test results, thanks to a donation from Germany to the United Nations.

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Liberian President Issues Executive Order that Prohibits Mass Movement of People in Monrovia

Written on:December 6, 2014
President Sirleaf delivers her 9th Annual Message

Executive Mansion, Monrovia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 65 ordering all concerted mass movements of people on the streets of Monrovia during the ensuing special elections, including in particular rallies, demonstrations and parades prohibited and for 30 days after the announcement of election results.

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UN Boss Says World Must do ‘whatever it Takes’ to ensure recovery of Ebola-affected Countries

Written on:December 6, 2014
UN Boss,Ban Ki-moon

UN News, New York The United Nations (UN) Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon appealed  to members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this week “to do whatever it takes” to help the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola grow back stronger and more resilient, while the head of the UN health agency noted that the “fear of Ebola is moving faster than the virus” itself.

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ICC Prosecutor Says ‘Dark Day for Justice’ by Dropping Charges Against Kenyan President

Written on:December 6, 2014
President Uhuru Kenyatta appeared at the Status conference at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague on 8 October 2014. Photo: ICC-CPI

UN News, New York The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) announced Friday that she has decided to drop the charges against the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, two days after the judges refused to postpone the trial as she had requested.

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Dispatches: Wake up US, Ferguson Calling

Written on:November 27, 2014
utside the Ferguson Police Department in Ferguson, Missouri, November 24, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson policeman Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, 18, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said. © 2014 Reuters

By Maria McFarland Sánchez-Moreno, Human Rights Watch Many questions are already being raised about the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager, in Ferguson, Missouri in August. However, many of those questions will, by necessity, remain unresolved: without hearing the same evidence the jury has heard in closed sessions over the past four months, it’s…

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Structural Reforms Can Help Poorest Countries Break ‘Vicious’ Economic Circle

Written on:November 27, 2014
Mothers and their infant children at the Mwandama Millennium Village, Malawi. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

UN News, New The world’s poorest countries are trapped in an economic vicious circle, which pins them in poverty and must be reversed if new development goals are to be met, according to a newly released report from United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

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DR.Congo Police Executes 19-Year-Old

Written on:November 21, 2014
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Congolese police taking part in Operation Likofi in Kinshasa on December 2, 2013.

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo have reportedly executed a 19-year-old man in the country’s capital,Kinshasa, according to Human Rights Watch.

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