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the has been called one of the most environmentally degraded regions in the world see how the through the clim
The #Sahel has been called one of the most environmentally degraded regions in the world.

See how the #UN, through the Climate Smart Agriculture initiative, seeks to transform the rural livelihoods of women and youth while protecting the environment:
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rural poverty rate is 3 times higher than in urban centres with nearly 80 of world s poor living in rural area
Rural poverty rate is 3 times higher than in urban centres with nearly 80% of world's poor living in rural areas.

Ending poverty & achieving the #GlobalGoals requires addressing the needs of rural populations. More from @FAOne:
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democratic republic of the congo amp mission announce new measures to work to end the ebola outbreak that has
Democratic Republic of the Congo: @WHO & @UNPeacekeeping mission announce new measures to work to end the Ebola outbreak that has claimed more than 1,200 lives:
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25 may is an opportunity for africans on the continent amp in the diaspora to recognise the progress amp gains
25 May is #AfricaDay, an opportunity for Africans on the continent & in the Diaspora to recognise the progress & gains that have been made in the region.

Share an achievement by an African country or individual in the past year that we should celebrate!
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today the remembered the brave women amp men who lost their lives while serving in including a fallen peacekee
Today the #UN remembered the brave women & men who lost their lives while serving in @UNPeacekeeping, including a fallen peacekeeper from Malawi Private Chancy Chitete who lost his life protecting fellow soldiers in the #DRC: #ServingforPeace
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un peacekeepers leave their families behind and travel to some of the most hostile environments on the planet
UN Peacekeepers leave their families behind and travel to some of the most hostile environments on the planet to help others. More on the brave men & women #ServingForPeace:
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the best way to protect refugees amp displaced people is to prevent them from having to leave their homes that
"The best way to protect refugees & displaced people is to prevent them from having to leave their homes. That means tackling root causes: poverty, conflict, discrimination & exclusion of all kinds" - @antonioguterres

His remarks: #AfricaDialogueSeries
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its a grave injustice that the poorest women and girls suffer needlessly from fistula dr natalia kanem head le
It’s a grave injustice that the poorest women and girls suffer needlessly from fistula - Dr. Natalia Kanem (@Atayeshe, Head, @UNFPA

Let us #StandUp4HumanRights and commit to #ENDFistula:
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i thought it was normal for me to not go to school while my brothers went until i had enough courage to change
“I thought it was normal for me to not go to school while my brothers went, until I had enough courage to change the lines at home because I knew I wanted to go to school as it is where I belonged” - Ekhlas Ahmed, former refugee of Sudan #AfricaDialogueSeries
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15 billion is required for humanitarian actions on refugees and idps yet by nearly mid year we have only reach
1.5 billion is required for humanitarian actions on refugees and IDPs. Yet, by nearly mid-year, we have only reached 23%.

More needs to be done to ensure that displaced populations have greater access to education, health care and jobs. #AfricaDialogueSeries #TheAfricaWeWant

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when we invest in refugees we invest in dreams we invest in people we invest in dignity south african actress
"When we invest in refugees, we invest in dreams, we invest in people, we invest in dignity" - South African actress, #HumanRights activist & @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador @NomzamoMbatha #AfricaDialogueSeries
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kenya banned plastic bags ethiopia completed waste to energy power plant south africa increased plastic bottl
🇰🇪 Kenya banned plastic bags
🇪🇹 Ethiopia completed waste-to-energy power plant
🇿🇦 South Africa increased plastic bottle recycling by 822%
🇲🇦 Morocco met 32% of energy needs with renewables

More #ClimateAction in the Africa Renewal:
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has the fastest growing youth population in the world this youth bulge represents an important opportunity for
#Africa has the fastest growing youth population in the world. This youth bulge represents an important opportunity for sustainable devt says week. Read full#Africaweek stmt here:
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africa produces about 75 of the worlds cocoa yet the continent gets just 5 of the us100 billion annual chocola
#DidYouKnow Africa produces about 75% of the world’s cocoa, yet the continent gets just 5% of the US$100 billion annual chocolate market value?

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement must become a reality so we can process 🍫🍫 & more in #Africa!!
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set to become largest free trade area in the with single market of 12 billion people and combined gdp of 25 tr
#Africa set to become largest free trade area in the 🌍 with single market of 1.2 billion people and combined GDP of $2.5 trillion!
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half of the world s poor live in these 5 countries india nigeria democratic republic of congo ethiopia banglad
Half of the world's poor live in these 5 countries:
🇮🇳 India
🇳🇬 Nigeria
🇨🇩 Democratic Republic of Congo
🇪🇹 Ethiopia
🇧🇩 Bangladesh
via #EndPoverty
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is set to become largest free trade area in the 55 countries merging into a single market of 12 billion people
#Africa is set to become largest free trade area in the 🌍. 55 countries merging into a single market of 1.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion.

Sustainable #industrialization is 🗝to its success, says , Deputy Secretary-General
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and the african development bank have made a commitment of us 47 billion combined to support at in ghana 18 t
. and the African Development Bank have made a commitment of $US 47 billion combined to support .

At in 🇬🇭 Ghana #ClimateAction-18 to 2#AfricaClimateWeek2 March - we will see what countries are doing to address climate change:
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social media can be a powerful tool for change unga
Social media can be a powerful tool for change #UNGA
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did you know that 80 of women in africa reside in rural areas and over 60 of these women are employed in the a
Did you know that 80% of women in Africa reside in rural areas and over 60% of these women are employed in the agriculture sector?

With agriculture as the backbone of continent, investing in rural women is 🗝 to achieving sustainable development. #GlobalGoals

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