Libya conflict keeps 279 000 children out of school: UN

2016-07-25 21:08

The United Nations warns that the Libya conflict was preventing 279 000 children from attending school across the war-torn country.

26 000 flee South Sudan to Uganda, says UN

2016-07-22 13:30

The United Nations refugee agency reports that 26,000 people have fled South Sudan to Uganda this month

France, UN press for ratification of climate deal

2016-07-22 08:28

France and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be pressing governments to speedily ratify the historic agreement on climate change reached in Paris in December.

11 dead in suspected South Sudan cholera outbreak

2016-07-19 12:57

11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF says; 1 case in UN camp.

UN fears ISIS in Libya could relocate from Sirte

2016-07-19 08:26

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that Islamic State fighters could set up new cells across Libya and north Africa as they are driven from their stronghold of Sirte.

Ex-Australia PM Rudd wants UN secretary general job

2016-07-18 09:58

Former Australian prime minister Kevin Rudd has revealed he wants to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the next UN secretary general, asking Canberra to endorse his nomination.

Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to South Sudan

2016-07-16 15:22

Ethiopia says it is ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

South Sudanese refugees could surpass 1 million this year

2016-07-15 18:59

The United Nations refugee agency says the number of South Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass 1 million this year.

UN: Juba death toll probably higher

2016-07-13 21:18

UN peacekeeping chief says South Sudan's official death toll of more than 270 in the recent fighting in the capital, is likely "only the tip of the iceberg".

Uganda, Djibouti censured by ICC

2016-07-12 22:15

The International Criminal Court says it is referring Uganda and Djibouti to the UN Security Council after the countries' failed to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.


Libya loyalists take ISIS bomb factory in Sirte

2016-07-24 18:19

Forces loyal to Libya's unity government say they have seized a building used by the Islamic State group to manufacture explosives in its coastal stronghold.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

2016-07-22 09:19

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

UN appeals for billions for hungry in southern Africa

2016-07-20 10:01

The UN food agency has declared its highest-level emergency in drought-stricken southern Africa and is appealing for R2,9 billion immediately to purchase food and transport it to the region to help millions of hungry people.

Boris Johnson to make first US trip for ISIS talks

2016-07-19 09:35

New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will make his first official visit to the US, meeting international counterparts as part of the fight against Islamic State.

South Sudan struggles to avert 'catastrophe'

2016-07-18 12:36

Street sweepers in South Sudan's capital Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the presidential palace, but salvaging peace will be a far harder task, analysts warn.

Morocco wants to rejoin African Union: king

2016-07-18 07:17

Morocco wants to rejoin the African Union, 32 years after quitting the bloc in protest at its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member, King Mohammed VI said.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

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UN expects DRC presidential election to be delayed

2016-07-15 07:36

The head of the United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says he does not believe the country will be able to hold its presidential election as scheduled in November.

UN: 36 000 displaced in South Sudan

2016-07-12 22:42

The UN says about 36 000 people have been displaced since fighting began in South Sudan and 5 000 have sought shelter at a UN compound.

UN seeks to raise $952n in aid for Sudan

2016-07-12 20:34

The UN has launched a global appeal for $952m to fund Sudan's humanitarian needs and most of it will be to help those affected by the deadly Darfur conflict.

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