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How a Gambian migrant found a new family in Italy

When Gambian orphan Muhammed Sanneh arrived in Sicily aged 16, his life took an unexpected turn. (BBC News)


Nigeria's Adesanya retains UFC title

Israel Adesanya expertly picks apart Paulo Costa to retain his middleweight title and extend his perfect professional record to 20-0 at UFC 253 in Abu Dhabi. (BBC News)


'I want to teach Congolese people what art is'

Dina Ekanga is a Congolese 'nail' artist who was inspired by the Nkisi Nkondi sculptures of the Kongo people. (BBC News)


Auschwitz historian offers to serve Nigerian boy's sentence

Polish historian says he will serve part of the jail term of a boy, 13, convicted of blasphemy in Nigeria. (BBC News)


Africa's week in pictures: 18 - 24 September 2020

A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond. (BBC News)


Mali coup: Bah Ndaw sworn in as civilian leader

The ex-defence minister was picked by the coup leader to head a transitional government until elections. (BBC News)


Mendys of the match: An 11 like no other

With three Mendys - Edouard, Benjamin and Nampalys - in the Premier League, BBC Sport Africa has managed to create a whole team. (BBC News)


Coronavirus: Is the rate of growth in Africa slowing down?

The overall rate of increase may be slowing, but there have still been sharp rises in some countries. (BBC News)


The Ugandan man adopting children in the US

How one man went from being a “street kid” in Uganda, to adopting a white child in the US. (BBC News)


Rwandan genocide orphan's 'miracle' WhatsApp reunion

Grace Umutoni grew up not knowing her birth name, only that her parents had been killed in the Rwandan genocide. (BBC News)


Coronavirus in South Africa: Relief, pride and the 'new normal'

As the "worst phase of the epidemic" is overcome, experts delve into the data to learn more about Covid-19. (BBC News)


Coronavirus in Kenya: From salon to sewer worker

Some of those who lost their jobs amid the pandemic are being paid to clean up their neighbourhoods. (BBC News)


Haile Gebrselassie: ‘It was the ‘Leg of God''

Athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie explains how he was assisted by the ‘Leg of God’. (BBC News)


Covid-19 in Kenya: Unemployed and taking care of my ailing mother

Sam is unemployed as a result of the pandemic and has dedicated himself to taking care of his ailing mother. (BBC News)


Mozambique: Why did these men shoot a naked woman dead?

The BBC and human rights researchers examined a video of a killing in northern Mozambique. (BBC News)


Lagos Inferno: What caused the blast that destroyed a Nigerian girls' school

An explosion in Lagos, Nigeria killed 23 people and destroys a girls’ boarding school. But what caused it? (BBC News)


Zimbabwe: Africa’s first mine where workforce is made up entirely of women

Zimbaqua mine is the first mine in Africa where the workforce is made up entirely of women. (BBC News)


Kenya: Tackling teen pregnancies through sex education

Lily is bringing sex education to remote areas in Kenya in her fight to end teen pregnancies. (BBC News)


To code-switch or not to code-switch?

Many black people feel that they have to code-switch when entering white majority spaces. (BBC News)


Intercontinental Energy Forum to Discuss Post-Covid Challenges

The economic recovery after the covid-19 pandemic, renewable energy, the gas situation, regulations and investment; mobility and transport, as well as new technologies and the progress of the Paris Agreement will be discussed at the Madrid Energy Conference from 28 September to 2 October. Jeremy Martin, vice-president of the non-governmental Institute of the Americas (IoA), […]

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Peace in the Middle East

A letter from Roberto Savio to his friends

 
The creation of a Palestinian State remains a pipe-dream

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‘Leave No one Behind’: How Inclusive is World Leaders’ Call to Climate Action?

Wrapping up Climate Week at the United Nations General Assembly, global leaders called for climate action that may be “ambitious but achievable” and called for climate measures that would “leave no one behind”. But some climate activists remain concerned about how this can be achieved. “The environmental movements in the United States and Europe are […]

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#TurnItAround: One Week to Mobilize for the Future

Pénélope Hubert is part of the communications team at Forus International, described as an innovative global network empowering civil society for effective social change.

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Ecology is Economy – ‘We Need an Integrated Approach Between Lives and Livelihoods’

We usually think of livelihoods and lives separately, however, it is now time to imagine a more integrated approach. Consider these statistics: The 2019 UN-IPBES report—the most recent attempt to holistically assess the major threats to the world’s biodiversity, internationally and across stakeholders—estimates natural disasters caused by biodiversity loss and climate change cost the planet […]

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Pushing the Reset Button will not Change the Game

Key messages of the Spotlight on Sustainable Development Report 2020 as September 25 is the 5th anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

 
Jens Martens is Director, Global Policy Forum, Bonn

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What UN Needs is a Cease-Fire Inside its own Security Council

With more than 20,000 civilians killed last year in conflicts in 10 countries — including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen– UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reiterated his call for a “global cease-fire”: a proposal which failed to generate a positive response since he first announced it last […]

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Why Is Women’s Leadership Not in the Headlines?

The question has never been whether women can lead as capably as men. Women have always led, and women will always lead, especially when the times are hard, and their communities are in need. The question that we need to ask is, why is women’s leadership invisible? Why is their potential and their power stifled? […]

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Making State-Owned Enterprises Work for Climate in China and Beyond

President Xi Jinping announced on Tuesday China’s aim to become carbon neutral before 2060. Achieving this goal will require the support and engagement of China’s state-owned enterprises (SOEs), as they currently generate more than half of the country’s energy sector emissions. SOEs are major drivers of greenhouse gas emissions globally, particularly in emerging economies.  Across […]

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The Future We Want, The UN We Need

Robert W. Sandford is the Global Water Futures Chair, UN University Institute for Water*, Environment and Health in Hamilton, Canada.

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Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order — at Odds with the UN Charter

Abby Maxman, in a response to President Donald Trump’s UN General Debate remarks.

 
Abby Maxman is President & CEO of Oxfam America

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Scientists Draw up Guidelines to Help Agri-food Companies Align with 2030 Agenda

In Amuru district, 47 kilometres from Gulu town in northwestern Uganda, the Omer Farming Company has proven that it is possible to farm on thousands of acres of land using methods that conserve the environment and its biodiversity. On a 5,000 acre piece of land, the company is growing upland rice with a yield of […]

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