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LAGOS, Nigeria — Venture capital funding is shrinking globally, but experts are optimistic that a new $1 billion investment fund created by the United Nations Development Program for the tech ecosystem in Africa could protect startups there from declining investments. …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Azerbaijan to lead COP29; Gaza’s garbage pileup; US envoy loves Liberia. Plus: UN Security Council meeting on ICJ ruling; Yemen, Haiti, Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Our most-read story of …

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MONROVIA, Liberia — Linda Thomas-Greenfield, ambassador to the United Nations, led the United States delegation to the inauguration of Joseph Nyumah Boakai, the newly elected president of Liberia. The West African nation remains one of the US’ few remaining democratic …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Uganda’s teenage-motherhood saga; don’t forget Ukraine; Israel’s takeover plan for the Egyptian-Gaza border. Plus: AI, Sudan, Zambia. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Our most-read story of the week: Give Peace a …

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BUGHENDERA, Uganda — In this East African country, many young women’s dreams of earning a university degree and pursuing a career are being shattered because they can’t access the contraceptives they need to avoid getting pregnant before they are ready …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Remember Nikki Haley?; Summit of the Future; South Africa’s genocide case; interviewing the General Assembly president. Plus: Somalia, Cabo Verde, Yemen and Gaza. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • As a nonprofit media site, PassBlue relies on …

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Happy New Year!! Welcome back to This Week @UN: Five newbies in the Security Council (good luck); France on Gaza; a woman global influencer; a debt-relief plan for burdened countries. Plus: Cyprus and Sudan. Follow us on Twitter (X), Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn • Thank you …

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Many African countries face a high debt burden that is hindering their work on achieving sustainable development. As of August 2023, eight African nations were in debt distress and an additional 14 were at high risk of joining them. Several …

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Welcome to This Week @UN: Afghan women are dying en route to the hospital or in it. Why invoke Article 99 of the UN Charter? The UN relief agency is not the problem in Gaza. Plus: The Congo and Sudan. Follow …

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has fallen from major headlines — overtaken by the Israel/Hamas bloodbath in Gaza — but Ukrainian officials are shuttling across the globe to remind the world that their country is still at war and that peace …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming from the organization while promoting our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. Forty days into the Israel-Hamas war, the UN Security Council …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news coming from the organization while promoting our own articles that you may have missed in the last seven days. Thirty-three days into the Israel-Hamas war, 11,078 deaths have been …

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The Rapid Support Forces, an independent military group with a long history of abuse in Sudan, has reached El Fasher, the only major city in the Darfur region still outside its control. Since April, the RSF have been fighting the …

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A high court in Kenya has temporarily blocked the United Nations Security Council-backed Multinational Security Support mission from going to Haiti. “That a conservatory order is hereby issued restraining the respondents from deploying police officers to Haiti or any other …

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Welcome to This Week @UN, where we summarize the most important news emanating from the organization as well as promote our own articles that you may have missed, focusing on Haiti, Armenia/Azerbaijan, Cambodia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, among …

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