Kenyan to head UN body

The UN General Assembly has confirmed the appointment of Kenya’s Mukhisa Kituyi as next the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from September.

A statement from UNCTAD said Dr Kituyi will succeed Supachai Panitchpakdi of Thailand, who has served as head of the Geneva-based agency since September 2005.

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East African states hold joint military drills

About 1,300 troops and civilians from 10 East African countries have participated in joint military drills in Uganda's eastern district of Jinja.

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AGRA President, Kenya’s Jane Karuku appointed to high-level global panel on agriculture and nutrition

By Metro Reporter
Mrs Jane Karuku, President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), has been appointed to a new high-level panel that will advise governments and the international community on agriculture and nutrition.

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition was announced on June 8, by the UK Government at the Nutrition for Growth conference,

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Russia says European military-political system is outdated

The model of military-political relations in Europe has been obsolete, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

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UN praises Ghana for its contribution to peacekeeping missions

 UN Country Coordinator Sandhu-Rojon has praised Ghana' for its  contribution to the peacekeeping missions in the world.

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WTO chief says Africa is next growth frontier

Africa is the next growth frontier for the 21st century, the World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Pascal Lamy says and asks Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta to help promote further regional integration.

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Where women aged 40 ‘are too old to be employed’

By Christian Edwards, Sydney
A research commissioned by Diversity Council Australia (DCA) indicates Australian businesses are failing to employ women aged 45 and above, arguing they are too old to be employed. 

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US is the world’s ‘best destination’

The United States is among the top three countries in the world to live and work in.
A survey by recruitment firm Hydrogen and business school ESCP Europe, says the US is the most popular place in the world to live and work for professionals. It is followed by Britain, Australian and Singapore, which is described as a technology hub. The four maintained the positions they held last year.

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Ghana wants to be shining model for resource-rich countries in Africa

The Ghanaian government has reiterated its resolve to become a shining model for Africa's resource-rich countries through the way it manages its own natural resources.

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Australians named the happiest people in the world

Australia has once again topped the world as the happiest industrialised nation, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Breast milk bank needs more ‘deposits’

The Chinese mainland's first breast milk bank is facing the challenges of attracting regular donors and obtaining funding to cover increasing costs.

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Winners of the 'Best Jobs in the World’

Six young men and women have beaten off more than 330,000 competitors from 196 countries and regions to be awarded the Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World'.

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Somalia concerned over violence against citizens in South Africa

The Somali government is unhappy with mistreatment of Somali business community in South Africa.
 And the Somali government has written to its South African counterpart, asking Pretoria to intervene and contain violence against the Somali entrepreneurs.

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Brazil gets tougher against cross-border organized crime

Brazil has introduced tough measures to strengthen the fight against cross- border organized crime by equipping state and local governments with high-tech scanners and surveillance equipment.

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Women in Europe have lower pensions than men

Women's pensions are nearly 40 percent lower than the men's on average in the European Union, according to the European Commission's latest study.

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