DRC should not have shown video of UN expert killings: UN

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The United Nations has criticised Congolese authorities for releasing a video showing the grisly murders of two UN experts, saying the move could harm the investigation and was traumatic for the families.

DRC government: UN experts' murders filmed on cell phone

2017-04-25 11:00

The Democratic Republic of Congo's government has obtained a five-minute cell phone video that shows the gruesome murders of two United Nations experts who were killed last month while investigating human rights abuses.

One million displaced in DRC's Kasai: UN

2017-04-22 09:02

Deadly violence between government forces and tribal militias in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region has forced more than a million people from their homes over the past eight months, the UN says.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC

2017-04-21 10:22

The Democratic Republic of Congo desperately needs a peaceful election but with the UN threatening to scale back its DRC mission, the likelihood of a successful poll is being threatened, writes Reuben Loffman.

Angola steps up security patrols along DRC border

2017-04-20 14:28

Angola has said that it was reinforcing security patrols along its northern border through which thousands of refugees have fled violence in the Kasai region of the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

French, Mali forces kill 12 extremists after attack on army

2017-04-19 16:04

French and Malian armed forces have killed at least a dozen Islamic extremists who attacked an army camp in northern Mali, killing at least four soldiers and wounding another.

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

2017-04-19 11:36

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed

Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

2017-04-17 22:49

North Korea's deputy UN ambassador is accusing the United States of turning the Korean peninsula into "the world's biggest hotspot".

Mass evacuation in Syria postponed after blast

2017-04-16 22:49

Opposition activists say the evacuation of more than 3 000 Syrians that was scheduled to take place on Sunday has been postponed.


S Sudan hosting rebels to 'extend war' in Sudan: security

2017-04-25 13:00

Sudan's powerful security agency on Monday accused breakaway South Sudan of staging talks with rebels fighting Khartoum's forces in two southern states, with the goal of "extending the war" there.

UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias

2017-04-24 08:25

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has sought to reassure international Jewish community leaders that he will stand up against any perceptions of anti-Israel bias at the world organisation.

South Sudan fighting forces 100 000 to flee, says UN report

2017-04-21 20:24

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100 000 civilians, the United Nations has said, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems.

Mali extends state of emergency as jihadist attacks persist

2017-04-20 21:30

A state of emergency that has been in force almost non-stop for 17 months in Mali was extended by 10 days from April 20, says the government.

Another 17 mass graves found in central DRC, UN says

2017-04-20 08:15

Investigators have confirmed another 17 mass graves in central DRC, bringing the number to 40 discovered since clashes between soldiers and a local militia intensified in August, says the UN human rights office, adding that Congolese soldiers reportedly killed at least 114 people, including 41 children.

'Jihadists' kill 5 soldiers in Mali's north

2017-04-19 14:39

Suspected jihadists killed five Malian soldiers in the restive northern Timbuktu region, says the government, while the French army said it had "neutralised" around 10 fleeing attackers.

S Sudan ex-rebels hold dozen UN staff hostage in DRC: UN official

2017-04-19 06:01

South Sudanese former rebels are holding about a dozen UN staff hostage in a refugee camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official has said.

Mosul fighting has displaced nearly half a million

2017-04-18 07:00

The UN says the operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS has forced about half a million people to flee their homes.

Libya govt urges 'intervention' over southern clashes

2017-04-17 13:48

Libya's unity government has called for "urgent intervention" by the international community to end military escalation in its south, warning of a possible "civil war".

2 pirates killed while trying to hijack ship near Somalia

2017-04-16 18:04

Foreign naval forces in international waters off Somalia's coast shot dead two pirates and wounded another when the bandits attempted to hijack a ship, a Somali official says.

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