UN hopes donors continue offering aid to Sudan

2017-08-21 17:19

A UN official has called on donors to provide more assistance to Sudan after the world body received only a fraction of the $804 million it needs for humanitarian aid.

Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN says

2017-08-19 20:05

The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.

The Latest: Chance of mudslide survivors gets 'smaller'

2017-08-18 18:34

The Red Cross says they still hope to find survivors of Monday's deadly mudslides and flooding in Sierra Leone's capital "but the chances are getting smaller every day."

US wants 'full investigation' into DRC death of UN experts

2017-08-18 08:38

The US ambassador to the United Nations has called for a "full investigation" into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Queen Elizabeth II expresses her sadness over Sierra Leone mudslides

2017-08-17 17:11

The United Kingdom monarch has expressed its sadness over the Sierra Leone disaster that has killed more than 300 people.

World treaty to ban and reduce mercury poison comes into force

2017-08-17 07:27

Tiny drops of this poison can be found in human teeth, in fresh fish, in light bulbs, paints, batteries and even cosmetics.

Mali appeals at UN for aid in setting up joint Sahel force

2017-08-16 11:54

Hit by several attacks on UN camps, Mali has called on the international community to provide military material and financial aid from a new joint force being set up by five countries of the Sahel region.

Rescuers resume grim search for dead in flooded Freetown

2017-08-15 21:58

Rescue workers have pulled more bodies from destroyed houses and muddy pools in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown on Tuesday, where more than 300 people have died in flooding and mudslides.

UN concerned over shooting of Kenyan protesters

2017-08-15 20:27

The United Nations human rights chief says he is concerned about reports that Kenyan security forces used live ammunition against protesters opposing results of the country's presidential election.

UN says nearly 50 000 stranded at unsafe Jordan-Syria border

2017-08-15 08:49

The United Nations says nearly 50 000 people - mainly women and children - are stranded at Syria's southern border with Jordan where air strikes have been reported and the area is reported to be increasingly unsafe.


'I was among the dead and injured': horror in CAR

2017-08-21 14:45

Jonas Ngobo can still clearly see the bloodshed and devastation left when rebels attacked a Red Cross health centre in the Central African Republic where he worked.

Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe, S Leone, Kenya

2017-08-18 19:28

Ex-AU commission's chairperson, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has hinted that Grace Mugabe must face the law over assault charges, and UN says more than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides.

Death toll now above 400 after mudslides, UN says

2017-08-18 15:39

More than 400 bodies have been pulled from the debris of Sierra Leone's mudslides as burials and recovery efforts pressed amid the threat of further disaster.

UN board: 2 experts likely murdered by DRC militia members

2017-08-17 18:28

A United Nations board of inquiry said two UN experts were likely murdered in March by militia members from Democratic Republic of Congo's violence-torn Kasai region, but it says further investigations and judicial proceedings are needed to determine the identity and motive of the killers.

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

2017-08-17 17:11

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations has said, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Burkina Faso stunned by another deadly extremist attack

2017-08-16 16:33

The scene was all too familiar: Islamic extremists striking a popular dining spot while dozens of patrons, many of them foreigners, took a break from daily life in Burkina Faso.

Humanitarian groups urge UN to take 'immediate action' in CAR

2017-08-16 08:42

Aid groups have called on the United Nations to take "immediate action" in the Central African Republic, saying the conflict-wracked nation is "teetering on the brink of catastrophe".

Kenyan baby dies after being beaten by police: family

2017-08-15 21:58

A six-month-old baby has died after being beaten by Kenyan police during a raid on her house as protests erupted following a disputed election result in western Kisumu, says her father.

Moscow backs peace efforts by Libya rivals

2017-08-15 12:20

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has backed the efforts of Libya's military strongman Khalifa Haftar and his rival UN-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj to reach a peace agreement in the conflict-ridden country.

China to cut off North Korean imports under UN sanctions

2017-08-14 20:31

China has announced it will cut off imports of North Korean coal, iron ore, fish and other goods under UN sanctions imposed over the North's nuclear programme.

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