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The global business community has been told by the UN Secretary-General that “integrity” and “doing business right” will help to improve the world. Ban Ki-moon was speaking at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit which opened in New York on Wednesday. Daniel Dickinson reports. The Global Compact is described as the world’s largest corporate sustainability …

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The right of torture victims to seek treatment for the trauma they have experienced is “often neglected,” according to experts who work with these people. They say survivors sometimes find it hard to get help because some countries deny that they are torturing their citizens. Representatives from UN Member States and non-governmental organizations discussed the …

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A series of violent incidents have been taking place in the Central African Republic (CAR) since yesterday, the UN Mission in the country reports. On Monday, a police station in the PK5 area of Bangui was surrounded by an alleged armed “self-defence group”. Janie Cangelosi reports. During an operation to extract policemen from there, shots …

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Serious human rights abuses ongoing in Fallujah, the UN warns Serious human rights violations and abuses are ongoing in Fallujah as people continue to flee the embattled Iraqi city, the UN human rights office warns. Iraqi security forces are fighting with armed groups in an effort to re-take control of Fallujah which had fallen to …

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The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is a group of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific that was created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. The group’s main objectives are sustainable development and poverty reduction within its member states, as well as their greater integration into the world’s economy. All …

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NIC Bank Limited with the endorsement of the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) , has been appointed by the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation (KDIC) to act as the Asset and Liability Consultant for Imperial Bank Limited (in Receivership) (IBLIR). This appointment is part of the CBK and the KDIC continued commitment to protect the interests …

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Khartoum is the capital and second largest city of Sudan and Khartoum state. It is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as “al-Mogran“, meaning the confluence. The main Nile continues to …

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Deadline: 1 August 2016 The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) is currently inviting applications for its Joint EMRO/TDR Small Grants Scheme for Implementation Research in Infectious Diseases of Poverty. The goal of the TDR strategy is to foster research on infectious …

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Niger Basin in Sub Saharan Africa is among the world’s most fragile regions Countries in the Basin are seeking solutions to clean, renewable energy for electricity and other development needs A project supported by the World Bank and the Cooperation in International Waters in Africa (CIWA) program, aims to address development challenges …

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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Nigeria contracted 13.70 percent in the first quarter of 2016 over the previous quarter. GDP Growth Rate in Nigeria averaged 0.30 percent from 2013 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9.19 percent in the third quarter of 2015 and a record low of -13.70 percent in the …

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