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New York based United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohamed, speaks on Covid 19 response

Nigerian Amina Mohamed, New York based United Nations Deputy Secretary-General speaks on Covid 19 response.

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Sierra Leone leader: Add Africa to UN Security Council now

By TED ANTHONY

The leader of Sierra Leone has demanded that the U.N. Security Council reconfigure itself to add permanent representation for Africa, saying the continent’s “patience is being tested” by its longstanding exclusion. 

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Nigerian Vice-President on Visit to New York meets UN Deputy Secretary-General

The vice president of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo, has met with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina J. Mohammed as part of his four day visit to the United State.

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Niger, Tunisia elected to UN Security Council seats

The nations of Niger and Tunisia were elected to two-year terms on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Friday. They join the 10-nation roster of nonpermanent members to the council, along with incoming nations Estonia, Vietnam and – in a first for the smallest country to ever hold a seat – St. Vincent and the Grenadines representing the Caribbean.

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United Nations appoints Ghanaian President and Emir of Kano, as SDG advocates

The UN has appointed the Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates.

Sanusi is one of the six new members of the group, which is co-chaired by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and the Prime Minister of Norway, Ms Erna Solberg.

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Nigeria’s Sahara Group signs deal with United Nations Development Programme in New York

The Sahara Group, an international energy and infrastructure conglomerate and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are joining forces to promote reliable access to affordable and sustainable energy, and to mainstream the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the private sector with a specific focus on SDG 7 (affordable energy).

The partnership was formalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday 15 April in New York.

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The Death of the Gentle Peacemaker

Kofi Annan was the epitome of international diplomacy—which is why he was both an inspiration and a disappointment. In this piece published in Foreign Policy, James Truab, who authored a book chronicling Annan’s tenure in the UN, gives a unique insight into one of Africa’s greatest statesmen.

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