UN AND AFRICA: Security Council to impose targeted sanctions for peace in South Sudan

5 Mar 2015

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Security Council Chamber. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

• The Security Council on Tuesday decided to set up a system to impose sanctions on individuals who are regarded as spoilers of the efforts to bring peace to South Sudan. The 15-member Council unanimously adopted a resolution to impose targeted sanctions and an arms embargo to support the peace process in the country. The new African nation has been embroiled in conflict which broke out in December 2013 between government and rebel forces.
Mobile technology used to inform Tanzanians about Ebola


• Mobile phones in Tanzania are being used to provide information about the deadly Ebola virus. This is done under a new initiative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the Tanzanian Ministry of Health and Push Mobile, a Tanzanian private company. According to the UN Resident Representative in Tanzania, there are three times more mobile phones in the country than toilets, making the SMS technology the most efficient way to reach communities.
UN-led Libya peace talks to resume in Morocco

Bernardino Léon, head of UNSMIL. UN Photo (file) /Amanda Voisard

• A new round of UN-led peace talks aimed at ending Libya’s political crisis is set to begin later this week, the Special Envoy for Libya has said. Speaking via video conference, the Envoy told the Security Council that the major political stakeholders have agreed to meet in Morocco.  It is hoped that the would bring an end to factional fighting that has plagued the country since Muammar al-Qhadafi was overthrown nearly four years ago.
Producer/Presenter: Derrick MbathaProduction Assistant: Ana CarmoStudio Engineer: Shalako GordonDuration: 10’00”