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Doctors, nurses and health staff urgently needed to combat ebola – UN health agency
4 August 2014 – The United Nations health agency today appealed for urgently needed contributions to combat the deadly Ebola disease in West Africa, saying hundreds of doctors, nurses, health staff and materials are needed in the region “as fast as possible.”
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Ban appoints Algerian diplomat Said Djinnit as envoy for Great Lakes region
17 July 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced that he has appointed Said Djinnit of Algeria as his special envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa tasked with bringing international awareness to the area’s challenges.
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In Nigeria, UN envoy reviews efforts to release schoolgirls, meets with Malala Yousafzai
15 July 2014 – More than 90 days after hundreds of schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram rebels in north-eastern Nigeria, a United Nations envoy for the region got a first-hand account of the efforts underway to rescue the students and to fight terrorism in the region, and met with education activist Malala Yousafzai, who was spending her birthday in Nigeria to show solidarity with the girls and their families.
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Security Council voices concern over political, security challenges facing West Africa
9 July 2014 – While noting the progress made in addressing political and security issues in West Africa, the members of the United Nations Security Council today voiced concern over challenges such as transnational organized crime, drug trafficking, terrorism and piracy in the Gulf of Guinea.
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UN envoy warns of daunting challenges to West Africa, Boko Haram threat to Nigeria
8 July 2014 – While countries in West Africa are trying to promote development and consolidate democracy, they continue to face daunting challenges such as transnational organized crime and growing terrorist activities, the top United Nations official in the region told the Security Council today, while also warning of the increasing threat the Boko Haram crisis poses to Nigeria.
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Ban strongly condemns car bombing resulting in death of UN peacekeepers in Mali
11 June 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today’s car bomb attack on a United Nations camp in Mali that resulted in the death of four peacekeepers from Chad.
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UN officials strongly condemn double bombings in Nigeria
21 May 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations envoy for West Africa have strongly condemned the double bombings that targeted a market in the Nigerian city of Jos and resulted in the deaths of over 100 people and the wounding of scores more.
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On 'solidarity mission', UN Women chief visits girls school in Nigeria
20 May 2014 – Reaffirming the United Nations unwavering support for girls' education in Nigeria, the Organization's top women's rights official has just wrapped up a “solidarity mission” during which she visited an all-girls college near Abuja similar to the school in the country's restive northeast, where militants kidnapped more than 200 students in mid-April.
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Security Council, Ban commend Guinea-Bissau as electors count ballots
19 May 2014 – With ballot counting underway in Guinea Bissau’s presidential run-off, the United Nations Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the successful conclusion of the second round of voting and urged the political parties to peacefully address any grievances arising from the elections through the appropriate channels.
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Ahead of Guinea-Bissau polls, UN chief urges high turnout, peaceful vote
17 May 2014 – On the eve of run-off presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged voters to show the same sense of civic duty exhibited during the first round of the polls “by turning out in large numbers and in a peaceful manner.”
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