Keeping a 'fragile' peace on Lebanon's border with Israel
Stationed in Lebanon for more than 40 years, the UN's blue helmets work to preserve a fragile peace along the border with Israel. Since the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel, the border area has enjoyed a period of relative calm, one which UNIFIL hopes to maintain. But just a few weeks away from the renewal of its mandate, the UN force is facing criticism on multiple fronts.
Ondo governor Rotimi Akeredolu tests positive for coronavirus, CAF postpones 2021 AFCON and more
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UN concerned as thousands flee Myanmar 'clearance operation'
The UN has called for "urgent measures to spare civilians" amid reports of locals trapped by fighting in Myanmar's conflict-ridden Rakhine State. Scores have been killed and tens of thousands displaced by the conflict.
UN Charter: After 75 years, a stress test for global ideals
When delegates from 50 states signed the founding charter of the United Nations, the world was still grappling with the ravages of WWII. Today, the ideals they signed up to are undergoing an unprecedented stress test.
Coronavirus: Up to 200,000 seafarers trapped on ships, UN says
The UN's labor agency has called on countries to allow for seafarers trapped on ships to return to shore. The agency says hundreds of thousands of sailors are stuck on vessels due to lockdown measures.
Trump threatens to ‘close down’ social media, World Bank approves $346m for projects in Nigeria
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Some governments 'using' Covid-19 to stifle dissent, UN human rights chief warns
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that some governments were taking advantage of emergency powers imposed amid the Covid-19 crisis to stifle dissent. She also called for the response to the pandemic to be "driven by science-based facts", rather than politics or the economy.
World Food Programme head warns Covid-19 pandemic could provoke 'famines of biblical proportions'
The UN's World Food Programme (WFP) is warning of potential famines of "biblical proportions" as the Covid-19 pandemic affects countries in an already dire situation. In an interview with FRANCE 24, the United Nation's WFP Executive Director David Beasley said he was especially worried about a breakdown in the supply chain that allows his agency to provide food to dozens of millions of people around the globe.
Ekiti records first COVID-19 death, Global cases of COVID-19 now over 2.5million and more
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