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The Sahel: One region, many crises

By André-Michel Essoungou Africa’s Sahel region faces many complex and interconnected challenges. Here are some of the major ones, and how the United Nations is assisting the region in finding solutions.   The food crisis When the Sahel is in the news, it is often because millions of people are at risk of going hungry. …

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Message on international anti-corruption day

By Ban Ki-Moon Corruption suppresses economic growth by driving up costs, and undermines the sustainable management of the environment and natural resources.  It breaches fundamental human rights, exacerbates poverty and increases inequality by diverting funds from health care, education and other essential services.  The malignant effects of corruption are felt by billions of people everywhere.  …

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Music can change the world

Music has always been regarded as a catalyst for social change. In this report for Africa Renewal, Dana Da Silva writes that African music is evolving in a way that it is becoming entertainment-oriented and less of a tool to mobilise against society’s ills.

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A wave of diplomatic progress at the United Nations

By Secretary General Ban Ki-moon There are few better ways to take the world’s pulse than through the unique convening power of the United Nations.  Over the past two weeks, during the whirlwind of meetings and speeches that characterises the opening of the annual session of the General Assembly, I met with the leaders or …

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