Fun facts from the UN gathering

2017-09-19 22:08

It's been dubbed the Super Bowl of diplomacy, the Oscars of world statesmanship. The UN General Assembly is set to kick off with US President Donald Trump in the spotlight as he makes his first address to the 193-nation body.

UN calls on DRC to protect refugees after deadly shooting

2017-09-19 21:01

The UN refugee agency is calling on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after Congolese soldiers shot and killed at least 39 Burundian protesters, including a child.

Sudan's Bashir urges Darfur displaced to return home

2017-09-19 20:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Tuesday urged those displaced by the conflict in Darfur to return home, saying the region had now recovered from a war that has killed tens of thousands.

Egypt says Sisi met Israel PM at UN for first public talks

2017-09-19 11:26

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New York to discuss the Middle East peace process in their first public talks, his office says.

America Second

2017-09-19 09:52

America second: Tradition at the UN General Assembly means Brazil first, then the US in the speech line-up.

As world leaders meet at UN, opinion hardens against Myanmar

2017-09-19 05:55

International opinion is hardening against Myanmar as the US, Britain and other powers renew calls for an end to violence against Rohingya Muslims, whose plight is overshadowing the Southeast Asian nation's transition to democracy

UN seeks $10m as Nigeria cholera outbreak worsens

2017-09-18 19:58

At least 44 people have now died in a cholera outbreak in northeast Nigeria, the United Nations gas said, calling for nearly $10m to keep the disease from spreading.

Libya, Italy net 5 000 migrants in a week

2017-09-18 14:00

Libya's coastguard has rescued over 3 000 migrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in the past week, while Italy picked up another 2 000 in recent days, officials and reports say.

Trump mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

2017-09-18 07:34

US President Donald Trump has mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programmes and bellicose threats.

UN seeks more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

2017-09-17 07:00

The UN peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic is requesting about 750 more troops to help fill a "security vacuum" worsened by the withdrawal of US special forces as violence surges again.


UN investigators demand 'full, unfettered' access to Myanmar

2017-09-19 22:08

UN human rights investigators say they need "full and unfettered" access to Myanmar to probe a grave and ongoing crisis, urging the government to rethink its rejection of the probe.

Trump UN speech to slap 'rogue regimes', embrace nationalist tone

2017-09-19 20:56

US President Donald Trump will take aim at Iran and North Korea and strike a stridently nationalistic tone in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly, rejecting the half-century-old drive toward global governance.

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war

2017-09-19 16:32

Forgotten people stranded for years by South Sudan's war and their unwillingness to give up their possessions

Guterres: Misconduct claims plague entire UN

2017-09-19 10:43

Secretary General Antonio Guterres says sexual abuse is problem that goes beyond peacekeeping missions and plagues the entire United Nations.

Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Trump calls on UN to reform

2017-09-18 22:21

President Donald Trump has used his debut at the United Nations to urge the 193-nation organization to reform by trimming bureaucracy and costs.

In DRC's wounded heart, voting drive offers hope for peace

2017-09-18 18:31

After more than a year of bloodshed, faint hopes of peace are starting to stir in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mugabe arrives in NY 'with bloated delegation of over 70' – report

2017-09-18 09:43

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in New York for the United Nations General Assembly amid reports that he travelled with a bloated entourage of over 70 people, including his family.

Children flee, fight amid DRC's growing Kasai violence

2017-09-17 14:00

DRC's Kasai region is the latest deadly hotspot in the vast central African country that has had violent rebellions for decades. Once again, children are among the most vulnerable victims.

UN to tackle claim it mishandles CAR rape cases

2017-09-16 14:00

The UN's peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic says it would probe allegations that investigations into sexual abuse by UN soldiers has been disastrously mishandled.

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