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COVID-19: United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation

•To raise awareness and protect Chadians against COVID-19, the government of Chad and the United Nations rely on traditional information keepers: journalists in cities and community workers and troubadours in the countryside. On May 21, 2020, the United Nations is launching “Verified”, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19

COVID-19 Could Punish Millions of Africa into Poverty, UN Chief Warns

Jude Johnson The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic threatens Africa’s progress and could push millions into extreme poverty. The UN chief said in a video message launching a policy report on “The Impact of COVID-19 in Africa” that countries on the continent have responded swiftly to

G5 Sahel needs more support to battle terrorism, says UN

The G5 Sahel Joint Force faces persistent training and equipment shortfalls at a time of spiralling violence in the battle against militant Islamist groups in the region, according to a United Nations report released on Tuesday, November 12. The report, submitted to the U.N. Security Council by Secretary General Antonio Guterres,

UN, FG laud Muhammad-Bande’s emergence as UNGA

Jude Johnson The Federal Government and United Nations (UN) has lauded the emergence of Nigeria's Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, as the President of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). This was conveyed in a statement on Tuesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, applauding the emergence of Muhammad – Bande, as the President

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali

The United Nations says two U.N. peacekeepers from Sri Lanka were killed when their convoy hit a land mine in the West African nation of Mali. A spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said six other Sri Lankan peacekeepers were injured in Friday’s blast, which took place in Mali’s central Mopti region,

Boko Haram: UN Chief condemns terrorists attacks, pledges solidarity

Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the recurrent attacks by terrorists and other extremist groups in northern Nigeria that have taken a heavy toll on civilians and security forces. His spokesperson, Stephane Dujarric, issued a statement extending the UN chief’s “heartfelt condolences to the Government of Nigeria and to the families of those who