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Albinism, the African myth versus the scientific justification

Africa, Senegal.  People with albinism in Africa, are segregated from their local communities. Children born under this genetic condition are culturally unappreciated. A social malediction is how people under these features are seen. Albinism is a recessive trait, the lack of melanin privileges people to promote false traditional and cultural thoughts against them. Local village witch […]

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U.N. Allocates $3 Million to Somalia-Kenya Cross-Border Somali refugees

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is set to allocate $3 million on a pilot project that will provide peacebuilding and professional skills to Somali refugees volunteering to return from Kenya to Somalia.                                         […]

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8 Weeks to Unscramble Africa? 4 Photographers take on this challenge

When you think of Africa, the first image that pops into mind is probably the wildlife or a starving child. While in some areas, the latter exists; the scene is changing. There is vibrant city life that many African countries exude. From busy restaurants in Lagos, Nigeria to beautiful rooftop lounges in Nairobi, there is […]

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News in Brief 15 November 2016 (AM) – Geneva

New York, N.Y. The Central African Republic’s recovery is continuing slowly, but the country remains one of the most dangerous places on earth for children, UNICEF has announced. Latest data from the UN agency indicates that ongoing insecurity – including renewed violence in October – has left 850,000 people either displaced within the country or refugees beyond […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 12, 2016

Ikenobo Presents Flower Offering Ceremony for Peace at UNHQ llllllll United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) together with United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) destroyed unexploded grenade that was found on the ground in the middle of the PK5 roundabout in Bangui, Central African Republic. Ikenobo Presenta Entrega de […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 11, 2016

Members of North Kivu Intercultural Ballet Troupe at Human Rights Day Observance hhhh The United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) organized an event in Goma, North Kivu, to celebrate Human Rights Day (10 December). The event featured performances by the North Kivu Intercultural Ballet Troupe. Young members […]

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Photo of the Day – Sept. 26, 2016

UNICEF Supports Makeshift School at UNMISS Protection Site The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has collaborated with displaced teachers to establish several temporary classrooms for displaced youth at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) Tomping Protection of Civilians (POC) in Juba. The initiative is providing basic education for approximately 900 children and adolescents. ñññ […]

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South Sudan ceasefire, U.N. Urges Safe Passage For Fleeing Civilians

New York, N.Y. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that the ceasefire in the crisis-gripped country appears to be “largely holding, barring sporadic gunfire,” while the UN refugee agency has urged countries to keep their borders open for people fleeing tensions in Juba, where the human rights wing has warned the situation is […]

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