SOCIETE | SOCIETY

20-Feb-2019 to 12:26

UN: Nigerian appointed to board tackling sexual exploitation

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres Wednesday announced the appointment of a Nigerian, Ms Joy Ezeilo as a member of seven distinguished experts to serve on the newly established Civil Society Advisory Board on prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse.

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19-Feb-2019 to 19:10

MINUSMA concerned over alleged rights abuses

APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara — The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Mission for the Stabilization of Mali (MINUSMA) Tuesday voiced concern over what it called serious human rights abuses in the Bankass Circle in the centre of the country.

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19-Feb-2019 to 18:30

Sahel demographic dividend workshop underway in Mauritania

APA-Nouakchott (Mauritania) By Mohamed Moctar — The proceedings of a regional workshop aimed at training national trainers on the demographic dividend programming guide are into their second day in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Tuesday.

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19-Feb-2019 to 18:14

Abducted prefect, editor freed in Mali

APA-Bamako (Mali) By Alou Diawara — Two people taken hostage in Mali including the Prefect of Tenenkou (Mopti), Makan Doumbia have been freed, the secretary general of the Union of Civil Administrators, Ousmane Christian Diarra confirmed to APA on Tuesday.

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19-Feb-2019 to 15:58

Mali militia abandons moral policing of Kidal

APA - Dakar (Senegal) by our correspondent Alou Diawara — The Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) announced Tuesday that it was abandoning its moral policing role in Mali's northern town of Kidal, including a ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol.

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16-Feb-2019 to 15:21

Ivorians account for 98 percent of refugees in Liberia - UNHCR

APA-Monrovia (Liberia) — Latest report released by the Liberia Office of the UNHCR shows that Ivorians constitute 98 percent of the 9,206 refugees currently living in the country.

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16-Feb-2019 to 14:49

Juba: Civil servants to contribute to funding peace implementation

APA-Juba (South Sudan) — The South Sudanese government has announced that all civil servants will lose a day's pay each month to fund the implementation of the revitalized peace agreement.

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