Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in Seychelles’ Peace Park on South African icon’s birthday

A three-metre bronze statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at the Seychelles’ Peace Park in Victoria on Thursday in honour of the universally beloved South African president.

Nelson Mandela is an iconic figure in the world, with values, way of …

DR Congo Ebola outbreak an emergency of global concern: WHO

The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebolaoutbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a “public health emergency of international concern,” a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.

The year-old Ebola epidemic in eastern DR Congo, the …

Activities of Secretary-General in Kenya, 8-11 July

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres departed New York for Kenya on Monday, 8 July.

Shortly after arrival in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Secretary-General went to the Kamakunju area of Nairobi to visit the Jiongoze Project, which aims at reducing vulnerability …

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Currency Ban Spurs Demand for Cryptocurrency

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s ban on foreign currency, and the country’s soaring inflation, have spurred demand for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to try to preserve wealth; however, Zimbabwean authorities last year banned banks from processing bitcoin and warn cryptocurrencies are open to …

UNICEF signs annual work plans worth 1.4 billion birr with the Government of Ethiopia

UNICEF signed the Ethiopian Fiscal Year 2012 annual work plans worth US$ 49 million (1.4 billion birr) with the Government of Ethiopia under the umbrella of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF 2016-2020). The work plans were signed by …

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the situation in Abyei

The Secretary-General is saddened by the incident that occurred earlier today at the Amiet Market in Abyei, during which two United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) peacekeepers, conducting a routine patrol, came under attack by unknown assailants. One …