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Nigerian army lifts ban on Unicef activities in northeast after 'spy' row

Nigeria's military has lifted a ban on Unicef operations in the northeast after earlier suspending the aid agency and accusing it of training “spies” supporting Boko Haram jihadists.
from africanews on Dec 15, 2018.

Despite scathing harassment report, UNAIDS head is reprieved, for now

A UNAIDS oversight board has resisted calls for the agency chief's dismissal in the wake of a report that found the agency was rife with harassment, bullying, and abuses of power.
from Science on Dec 14, 2018.

Rising insecurity in CAR threatens wider region, Security Council told

Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, a senior UN official has warned.
from UN on Dec 14, 2018.

Nearly 30 million newborns in dire need of treatment every year

Nearly 30 million babies are born too soon, too small or become sick every year and need specialised care to survive, according to a report by a global coalition.
from UNICEF on Dec 13, 2018.

Rohingya 'denied education' in Myanmar and Bangladesh

A generation of Rohingya children face extremely limited access to education in Myanmar and in refugee camps in Bangladesh, a UK-based Rohingya Organisation claims.
from Burmese Rohingya Organization UK on Dec 13, 2018.

OECD fails to agree strict rules on private sector aid investments

The failure of the OECD’s aid committee to agree tough new rules governing aid invested in the private sector has been criticised by development groups.

Egyptian firms to build Tanzania's 'controversial' $3bn dam

Arab contractors will be involved in a $3 billion hydroelectric plant in Tanzania that aims to double national power generation capacity but is located in a World Heritage site.
from africanews on Dec 12, 2018.

EU renews sanctions against top officials in Congo-Kinshasa

Despite intense lobbying, the European Union has renewed sanctions against top D R Congo officials.
from allAfrica on Dec 12, 2018.

Ebola count in DRC hits 500 in growing outbreak

The world's second-largest ebola outbreak as hit another milestone, as the D R Congo recorded two new cases, raising outbreak totals to 500, including 289 deaths.
from CIDRAP on Dec 12, 2018.

No evidence of labour exploitation in Top Glove, says Malaysian ministry

Malaysia's Human Resources Ministry has shot down claims that foreign workers of a world-renowned glove-making company are being exploited.
from New Straits Times on Dec 12, 2018.
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