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UN AND AFRICA: Refugees in Kenya urged to respect “law of the land” following clashes

6 Nov 2014

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Refugees at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. UNHCR/R.Gangale

• Refugees living in a camp in northwestern Kenya are being urged by the UN to respect the “law of the land”. This follows clashes last week between refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan that took the lives of eight people. The camp hosts over 180,000 refugees from more than 20 countries.

Biogas “powers” rural communities in Rwanda

Marie-Gorethi converts cow dung into biogas. (UNifeed video capture)

• Biogas, a clean renewable alternative to firewood, is “powering” rural communities in Rwanda. The UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has partnered with the Government to develop this new method. Biogas is a gas produced by the biological breakdown of organic waste  such as dead plants, animal material and kitchen waste.

South Africa’s Simphiwe Dana sings at UN

Simphiwe Dana. (UNTV video capture)

• Simphiwe Dana, one of South Africa’s soulful singers renowned for her impressive vocals, recently sang at UN Headquarters to observe the International Day of Non-Violence. Ms Dana participated in an event organized by the UN Academic Impact, which included a musical presentation and a panel discussion on the situation in her country. She expressed her views about some of the challenges that South Africa continues to face as it celebrates 20 years of freedom.

Producer/Presenter: Derrick Mbatha
Production Assistant: Sandra Guy
Studio Engineer: Carlos Macias
Duration: 10’00”