Daily Archives : 8th October 2015

A health worker checks the temperature of a woman entering Mali from Guinea at the border in Kouremale, October 2, 2014. (Joe Penney / Courtesy Reuters)

UN Health Agency: no new cases of ebola

There were no new cases of Ebola reported in West Africa in the week ending last Sunday, making it the first week since March 2014 with zero cases recorded in the three countries most affected by the outbreak, according to…

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UN report on global youth unemployment

Global youth unemployment rates have stabilized somewhat but remain well above pre-financial crisis levels, according to a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) today. The rate has stabilized at 13 per cent following a period of rapid…

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UK welcomes draft law for abolition of death penalty in Uganda

On 7 October, British High Commissioner, Alison Blackburne, delivered opening remarks at a parliamentary roundtable on the Abolition of the Death Penalty. The event was organised by Parliamentarians for Global Action, with support from the FCO’s Human Rights and Democracy…

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UN welcomes efforts to combat torture in Ghana

United Nations Special Rapporteur Juan E. Méndezon 7th October urged the Government of Ghana to step up its effort to implement the recommendations issued after his first mission* to the country in November 2013. Mr. Méndez is the independent expert tasked…

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