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2012-02-15 14:01:59 UN Coordinating Refugee Relocation [UN News] The United Nations said today it is working with Niger, Burkina Faso and Mauritania to relocate refugees fleeing renewed fighting in Mali to safer locations away from the border areas, as thousands continue to arrive on a daily basis.

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Friday, 12-19-14, 13:59Eastern Congo's Beni Region Rocked By Killings, Rights Abuses and Fear[UNHCR]Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo -The UN refugee agency on Friday called for humanitarian access to the Beni area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo amid a deteriorating security and human rights situation for the civilian population.
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:54Ansar Dine - Radical Islamists in Northern Mali[Deutsche Welle]In March 2012 Tuareg rebels seized control of large parts of northern Mali. Among them were members of Islamist group Ansar Dine. They want to impose a radical version of Islam which is unfamiliar to local people.
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:53Guinea Capital Bans New Year Festivities Because of Ebola[RFI]The governor of Guinea's capital Conakry has banned all festivities marking the end of 2014 due to the emergency following the Ebola epidemic in the country. Police and gendarmes will deployed around the capital to ensure that the ban is enforced.
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:50Africa's Economy Set for Dramatic Changes - Carlos Lopes[Africa Renewal]Following the launch of the 2014 Economic Report on Africa in Abuja, Nigeria, Mr. Carlos Lopes, the executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, attended the New York launch of the same report. The report addresses two essential questions: what are the right policies for industrialization and what role can the private and public sectors play? In an exclusive interview with Africa Renewal's Kingsley Ighobor, Mr. Lopes explored these issues and identified countries holding
Friday, 12-19-14, 13:44Profile of vulnerable people - Felix[IFRC]The first person we saw when we arrived into Saint Charles Lwanga camp was Felix and his large smile.

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