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Fifth Committee Approves $6.51 Billion for 13 Peacekeeping Operations in 2019/20, Joint Management of Active Missions’ Cash Balances, as Resumed Session Ends

Delegates Disagree about Whether to Implement Board of Auditors’ RecommendationsConcluding the second part of its resumed session, the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) today sent 22 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision to the General As…

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In Remote Corner of Kenyan Coast, Red Cross Fights Drug Addiction

NAIROBI – A new drug rehabilitation center on the Kenyan coast is working to help heroin addicts turn their lives around. The facility, run by the Kenya Red Cross, opened six months ago in the remote village of Lamu. The center is renewing hope for add…

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President Weah Nominates Urban Minister

Monrovia, Liberia: His Excellency, the President of Liberia, Dr. George Manneh Weah on Thursday, June 20, 2019 nominated Famatta Roesler to the position of Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The nomination is subject…

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US Diplomat Wants ‘Credible’ Probe Into Sudan Crackdown

The top U.S. diplomat to Africa said there must be an independent and credible investigation into the Sudanese military’s violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital earlier this month, and the ruling military council said it would announce the …

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African Migrant Apprehensions Spike at Southern US Border

WASHINGTON – The number of African migrants apprehended by U.S. border officials has spiked, from a total of less than a hundred in years past, to more than 600 in just the last few weeks.The group is part of a small but increasing proportion of migran…

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G-20 Finance Leaders’ Goal: Adapt to Turmoil in Trade, Tech

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 gathered Saturday to brainstorm ways to adapt global finance to an age of trade turmoil and digital disruptions.The central bank governors and other financial regulators meeting in this southern Japanese port city a…

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Global Travelers’ Lungs Affected in Polluted Cities, Study Finds

When healthy international travelers visit a city with higher levels of particle pollution than at home, their heart and lung function quickly deteriorate, a small study suggests.Travelers with existing respiratory or heart disease in particular may wa…

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Security Alert: Khartoum (Sudan), Violence & Shelter-in-Place Advisory

Location: Each city in metropolitan Khartoum (Khartoum, Omdurman, and Khartoum North) and in other cities and locations across Sudan. Event: Road blockages and violence in and around Khartoum.American personnel at the U.S. Embassy have been advised t…

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