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SUNS # 8449 Tuesday 25 April 2017

United Nations : Conflict-related Afghan detainees continue to face torture (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
Notwithstanding the efforts of the government of Afghanistan to implement its national plan on the elimination of torture, the torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees, mainly during interrogation, continues to take place in the country, according to a UN report.

Middle East : Engulfed by a "perfect storm" (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security.

United Nations : New education model can "achieve much more" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The UN's education envoy has unveiled a new model that could provide every child with access to education by 2030.

Nicaragua : South Caribbean coast improves readiness for climate change (PRIV)
(IPS, Bluefields)
The effects of climate change have hit Nicaragua's Caribbean coastal regions hard in the last decade and have forced the authorities and local residents to take protection and adaptation measures to address the phenomenon that has gradually undermined their safety and changed their way of life.

Ethiopia : Anguish in Amhara during state of emergency (PRIV)
(IPS, Bahir Dar)
As dawn breaks in Bahir Dar, men prepare boats beside Lake Tana to take to its island monasteries the tourists that are starting to return.

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