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July 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told African leaders Monday that they will need courage and leadership to rebuild the continent and transform the loose-knit Organization of African Unity into a stronger, European Union-style organization, to be known as the African Union. Plans for the union include a central bank, a court of justice, a single currency and a parliament. The union was proposed in 1999 by Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
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July 10, 2001 | From Associated Press
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan told African leaders Monday that they will need courage and leadership to rebuild the continent and transform the loose-knit Organization of African Unity into a stronger, European Union-style organization, to be known as the African Union. Plans for the union include a central bank, a court of justice, a single currency and a parliament. The union was proposed in 1999 by Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
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December 6, 1992 | MELISSA HEALY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As more U.S. troops began to move toward Somalia, U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali called on the international community Saturday to stem the shipment of arms to Africa, where he said they are responsible for tragedies like the one that has drawn the United States into a massive relief effort. "The outside world must act, urgently, to curtail the flow of arms to Africa," Boutros-Ghali told a conference on global development at former President Jimmy Carter's policy center in Atlanta.
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May 5, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As U.N. Security Council envoys arrived in Africa on Thursday to assess prospects for deploying peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, analysts expressed doubt about the success of such a force in the wake of an attack this week against U.N. troops elsewhere on the continent.
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January 30, 1992 | Reuters
The United Nations on Wednesday urged international donors to respond to its request for over $620 million to help millions of people stricken by hunger and disease in the Horn of Africa. "The United Nations estimates that some 23 million people in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Djibouti and Kenya, whose lives are at risk because of starvation and disease, are in need of emergency assistance," U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said in a statement.
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December 11, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The process of choosing the next U.N. secretary-general intensified Tuesday amid signs that the selection has become enmeshed in African politics and French and American rivalries. The 15-member Security Council began sorting through the four official candidates, all Africans, in secret, informal ballots. Kofi Annan, 58, a veteran of the U.N. bureaucracy who now is undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, emerged as the front runner, with the backing of 10 council members.
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March 29, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The United Nations warned that six African countries are threatened with mass starvation in a worsening food crisis across the continent. Angola, Ethiopia, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia and Sudan face the risk of famine because of civil war and drought, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said in a report. The FAO estimated that total food aid needs for black Africa will soar to 5.1 million tons this year, in contrast to receipts of 2.9 million tons in 1989-90.
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September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III said negotiations he brokered have cleared the way for a U.N.-sponsored referendum that would end the 23-year-old conflict over control of the western Sahara. Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front rebel group fought for 17 years for sovereignty over the 250,000-square-mile expanse of North African desert before agreeing to a U.N. cease-fire in 1991.
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June 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Edouard Saouma, director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, warned Africa that it is on the path to total destruction of its natural resources. Saouma told delegates from 51 nations in Marrakesh, Morocco, that the continent faces "an extremely serious threat of accelerated, continent-wide environmental decline, with the inevitable outcome in the long term of total depletion."
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April 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
A cheap and widely available antibiotic will probably be given to the 2 million Africans showing symptoms of HIV or AIDS because it could dramatically curb side infections and save lives, a U.N. expert said Thursday. Dr. Badara Samb, a care advisor to the U.N. Joint Program on HIV/AIDS, said UNAIDS and the World Health Organization would prepare a policy recommendation endorsing the use of the anti-pneumonia drug cotrimoxazole, based on findings by a panel of experts last week.
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April 7, 2000 | From Associated Press
A cheap and widely available antibiotic will probably be given to the 2 million Africans showing symptoms of HIV or AIDS because it could dramatically curb side infections and save lives, a U.N. expert said Thursday. Dr. Badara Samb, a care advisor to the U.N. Joint Program on HIV/AIDS, said UNAIDS and the World Health Organization would prepare a policy recommendation endorsing the use of the anti-pneumonia drug cotrimoxazole, based on findings by a panel of experts last week.
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May 5, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Wani's odyssey began in 1992 when raiders attacked her village in southern Sudan, killing her father. She fled in panic, beginning a life among people she barely knew. Six years later, the 27-year-old stands forlornly outside a U.N. office in suburban Cairo, hoping to be granted a status that she reckons she richly deserves: refugee.
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September 27, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former Secretary of State James A. Baker III said negotiations he brokered have cleared the way for a U.N.-sponsored referendum that would end the 23-year-old conflict over control of the western Sahara. Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front rebel group fought for 17 years for sovereignty over the 250,000-square-mile expanse of North African desert before agreeing to a U.N. cease-fire in 1991.
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August 14, 1997 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The food supply in sub-Saharan Africa is better than it has been in years, despite continuing shortages in some nations plagued by drought, poor harvests and civil strife, says a new report by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization. Food aid and cereal imports are expected to decline by about 58% for the rest of this year, but most of sub-Saharan Africa's four dozen or so nations will still be able to meet their food demands.
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December 11, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The process of choosing the next U.N. secretary-general intensified Tuesday amid signs that the selection has become enmeshed in African politics and French and American rivalries. The 15-member Security Council began sorting through the four official candidates, all Africans, in secret, informal ballots. Kofi Annan, 58, a veteran of the U.N. bureaucracy who now is undersecretary-general for peacekeeping operations, emerged as the front runner, with the backing of 10 council members.
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October 31, 1996 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations handed the daunting task of developing the framework for an international intervention in Central Africa to a veteran Canadian diplomat Wednesday. Raymond Chretien, who has been Canada's ambassador to the United States since 1994 and who previously served in Africa, said he will leave Nov. 6 for a monthlong assessment of the situation in Rwanda, Burundi and Zaire. Diplomatic sources said the hope was that Chretien's report to U.N.
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May 5, 2000 | ANN M. SIMMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As U.N. Security Council envoys arrived in Africa on Thursday to assess prospects for deploying peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, analysts expressed doubt about the success of such a force in the wake of an attack this week against U.N. troops elsewhere on the continent.
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May 5, 1998 | JOHN DANISZEWSKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rebecca Wani's odyssey began in 1992 when raiders attacked her village in southern Sudan, killing her father. She fled in panic, beginning a life among people she barely knew. Six years later, the 27-year-old stands forlornly outside a U.N. office in suburban Cairo, hoping to be granted a status that she reckons she richly deserves: refugee.
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February 14, 1995
Political instablity, mass refugee displacement and intractable ethnic tensions--the problems of Africa's tiny nations of Rwanda and Burundi--will bring together officials of the United Nations, Western governments and the Organization for African Unity this Wednesday. The combination conference and summit is to be held in Burundi's capital, Bujumbura.
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June 24, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A cheering General Assembly readmitted South Africa, now a non-racial, democratic state, as a full member, ending 20 bitter years of banishment and pariah status because of apartheid. "The long night of diplomatic isolation has finally come to an end," South African Foreign Minister Alfred Nzo told the assembly. The 184-nation assembly decided by acclamation to seat the new black-majority government of Nelson Mandela that won the nation's first all-race elections in April.
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