Al Jazeera exclusive: South Sudan rebel threatened UN just before helicopter shooting

Al Jazeera has aired exclusive audio of South Sudan Liberation Army rebel commander Peter Gadet threatening to shoot incoming UN aircraft, just nine days before a UN helicopter was shot down on 26 August 2014 over Bentiu in Unity State, South Sudan. Three Russian crew were killed in the crash. “We tell you that tomorrow we […]

UN Human Rights Chief Condemns Boko Haram Attacks

GENEVA -(VOANEWS) The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights is condemning the recent deadly bomb attacks on churches by the radical Boko Haram group in Nigeria. High Commissioner Navi Pillay says the violent acts may amount to crimes against humanity. Over the past week, scores of people have died in a wave of violence and […]

The best story in development: Africa is experiencing some of the biggest falls in child mortality ever seen, anywhere

Culled from The Economist IT IS, says Gabriel Demombynes, of the World Bank’s Nairobi office, “a tremendous success story that has only barely been recognised”. Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development calls it simply “the biggest, best story in development”. It is the huge decline in child mortality now gathering pace across Africa.According […]


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