2 UN peacekeepers killed in ambush in northern Mali

2017-05-23 22:44

Authorities say two United Nations peacekeepers from Chad have been killed when their foot patrol was ambushed in the Kidal region of northern Mali.

DRC opens probe into ex-minister's role in Kasai violence

2017-05-23 21:38

Authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo have opened an investigation into whether a former government minister may have played a role in inciting violence in the turbulent Kasai provinces.

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

2017-05-22 21:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea

2017-05-22 05:20

The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting in response to North Korea's latest ballistic missile test, council president Uruguay says.

2 suspects face trial soon in deaths of UN experts in DRC

2017-05-20 18:00

Authorities in in the Democratic republic of Congo say two suspects soon will face trial in the gruesome killings of two United Nations experts and their interpreter.

UN: Fighters loot aid compounds in Central African Republic

2017-05-19 20:07

Authorities in Central African Republic say armed fighters have looted humanitarian compounds in a second day of violence in the town of Bria.

Macron visits French troops in Mali's restive north

2017-05-19 16:34

President Emmanuel Macron has visited French troops fighting jihadists in conflict-torn Mali and urged faster progress on a peace accord signed in 2015.

UN worried by new heavy weapons in C Africa

2017-05-18 21:26

A recent attack targeting UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic was carried out with heavy weapons that have not been used in other outbreaks of fighting, a UN official has said.

UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela crisis

2017-05-17 12:42

The UN Security Council will discuss the crisis in Venezuela, where at least 42 people have died in weeks of unrest, diplomats say.

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

2017-05-16 22:01

A series of attacks in remote areas of Central African Republic have forced more than 15 000 people to flee their homes over the past week while at least 130 are feared dead, says authorities.


UN questions DRC probe of experts' murder

2017-05-23 22:44

The United Nations has raised questions about the Democratic Republic of Congo's probe of the murder of two UN experts investigating mass graves, saying it appeared to have been done in haste.

UN condemns North Korea missile launch, vows new sanctions

2017-05-23 08:28

The Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea's "flagrant and provocative defiance" of UN sanctions banning ballistic missile tests.

UN refugee chief urges Libya to free refugees and asylum seekers

2017-05-22 08:02

The head of the United Nations refugee agency has urged Libyan authorities to free all asylum seekers and refugees from its detention centres as he visited Tripoli.

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

2017-05-21 22:13

Internal documents have shown that the World Health Organisation routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel.

20 000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic

2017-05-20 12:30

Gunmen have looted humanitarian compounds as fighting grips the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20 000 people have fled to a nearby UN peacekeeping base, authorities say.

South Sudan government forces blamed for 114 civilian deaths

2017-05-19 17:31

A new United Nations report says South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilinas in recent months amid the country's civil war.

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns

2017-05-19 13:21

Two million people are teetering on the brink of famine in northeastern Nigeria but efforts to reach some are being thwarted by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN's food agency says.

UN to deploy 'rapid intervention force' in central Mali

2017-05-18 10:00

A rapid intervention force of Senegalese troops will soon be deployed in central Mali, which has seen an increase in jihadist attacks and communal violence since 2015, the new UN peacekeeping chief says.

US will talk to North Korea if nuclear tests stop

2017-05-16 22:35

The US will consider talks with North Korea if it halts all nuclear and ballistic missile tests, says Washington's envoy to the United Nations.

Central African Republic violence 'highly worrying,' UN says

2017-05-16 20:10

The UN high commissioner for human rights says violence is spreading through parts of Central African Republic that previously had been spared the kind of sectarian bloodshed seen in the capital.

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