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    UN condemns girl child marriages in Zimbabwe

    The United Nations has condemned the practise of child marriage in Zimbabwe following the death of a 14-year-old girl after she gave birth at a church shrine, an incident that caused outrage among citizens and rights activists. The case has brought to the fore the practice of child marriage within Zimbabwe’s apostolic churches, which also allow polygamy. The government has…

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    UN appoints Zimbabwean Raisedon Zenenga as Assistant Secretary-General

    UNITED Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday announced the appointment of Raisedon Zenenga of Zimbabwe as Assistant Secretary-General and Mission Coordinator of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).  This position is established pursuant to Security Council resolution 2542 (2020). The UN press brief said Zenenga brings with him diverse and substantial experience in supporting political processes and mediation, proven…

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    UN treaty to ban nuclear weapons on cards

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Saturday that 50 countries have ratified a U.N. treaty to ban nuclear weapons triggering its entry into force in 90 days, a move hailed by anti-nuclear activists but strongly opposed by the United States and the other major nuclear powers. As of Friday, the treaty had 49 signatories, and the United Nations…

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