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25 Oct 2012
New York—Prosecution of those charged in connection with massive post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire could start by the end of this year, Minister of Justice Loma Matto Cissé said today, adding that wide-ranging legal reforms are under way.
23 Sep 2012
New York - The United Nations Development Programme and a fund that is working to boost the livelihoods of women farmers, traders and wholesalers in Liberia, have unveiled a new video documentary to inspire efforts to support similar women’s groups across the African continent.
14 Sep 2012
President Alpha Condé and other Guinean officials are gathering here for a two-day forum, along with development partners, for talks on diversifying the Guinean economy and shoring up democratic governance.
06 Sep 2012
UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger
As humanitarian agencies mobilize emergency aid in support of the victims of Niger’s recent floods, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with UN agencies and the Government to assess needs and kick-start early recovery activities.
20 Jul 2012
Luanda, Angola - Over the last three years, some 400,000 Angolans living in the capital, Luanda, and in the western province of Moxico have improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities through a combined boost to infrastructure building and water sector management capacity.
12 Jul 2012
The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.
06 Jul 2012
The majority of South Sudan’s 10 states have boosted revenue collection by more than 100 percent after setting up functioning state revenue authorities with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
19 Jun 2012
Geneva -The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched new and updated humanitarian appeals for the crisis-stricken Sahel region of West Africa.
18 Jun 2012
Rwanda formally closed the Gacaca community courts today, after 10 years of prosecution of those accused in the 1994 genocide.
24 May 2012
Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism that will aim to control, manage and safeguard against the proliferation of small arms and illegal trafficking of weapons.
14 May 2012
The people of Namelok in Kenya's Amboseli region have had to learn to adapt to change. They are ethnic Maasai and traditionally keep livestock, but successive droughts have decimated many of their animals, so they broke with tradition and now cultivate tomatoes, maize and beans.
13 May 2012
Africa is buzzing with innovative ideas, and some of them might just need the right space to develop and become a reality.
08 May 2012
Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba and Zinédine Zidane – all UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors for the fight against poverty and the promotion of the Millennium Development Goals – recently made UNDP proud on the pitch last week.
20 Apr 2012
In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land for agriculture.
02 Apr 2012
Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008.
16 Mar 2012
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Guinea Bissau to ensure a peaceful election as voters go to the polls this Sunday to choose a new president.
07 Mar 2012
Freetown, Sierra Leone – Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog.
27 Feb 2012
Lusaka – International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge on Saturday contributed USD 50,000 towards a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-supported initiative that engages Zambian youth in sports activities while promoting conservation of the environment.
22 Feb 2012
Dakar, Senegal – To coincide with presidential polls, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting women leaders in Senegal as they work with political parties and community groups to promote a peaceful election process.
18 Feb 2012
Agadez - On the last day of her visit to Niger, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to the ancient city of Agadez where armed rebellions in the 1990s led to a period marked by violence and instability, resulting in increased poverty and vulnerability for the population.
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