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UN AND AFRICA: Boko Haram terrorists under spotlight in Security Council

2 Apr 2015

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Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Loey Felipe

• Boko Haram terrorists continue their violent attacks and human rights abuses against civilians in north-east Nigeria and neighbouring countries, the Security Council was told on Monday. The terrorists threatened to intensify their activities during general elections that were held over the weekend. The group recently pledged allegiance to the so-called ISIL extremists who have carried out atrocities in Iraq and Syria.

Model UN helps South African student understand global issues

Victor Asiwe (left) interviewed by Derrick Mbatha. UN PHOTO

• A South African high school student says that participating in Model UN activities has helped him to better understand the work of the United Nations. The student from Potchefstroom was one of eleven South African students who participated in the Model UN Conference held in Washington D.C. in the United States in March this year. Model UN gets students involved in tackling global issues and challenges by having them simulate the work of government delegates in conferences and debates.

Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

Woman sells mango and sweet potato in Senegal. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

• The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). Many people in the West African country currently rely on expensive, imported food. IFAD says that growing their own food has not only significantly helped the population through what is known as the “hungry season”, it has also provided jobs for thousands of people.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Ana Carmo
Studio Engineer: Shalako Gordon
Duration: 10’00”