Roundup: W. Africa has 'unprecedented opportunities' for agricultural growth

July 3, 2015 by · Comments Off on Roundup: W. Africa has 'unprecedented opportunities' for agricultural growth 

UNITED NATIONS, July 3 — A UN report said Thursday that West Africa has "unprecedented opportunities" for agricultural growth, but making it happen will require more effective regional integration.

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'Widespread rights abuse committed by armed groups' in South Sudan

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UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has found evidence of "widespread human rights abuses," including abduction and sexual abuse of women and girls, allegedly committed by the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) and associated armed groups during the recent escalation of fighting in Unity State since late April, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Tuesday.

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Number of people uprooted by fighting keeps rising in Libya

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UNITED NATIONS, July 1 — The UN Refugee Agency ( UNHCR) and its partners reported that the number of displaced people within Libya has grown from an estimated 230,000 last September to more than 434,000 now due to escalating fighting this year in different parts of the North African country, a UN spokesman told reporters here Tuesday.

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