UN names experts for DRC massacres probe

2017-07-27 08:10

The UN has named three international experts to investigate atrocities in the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo, some of which have involved government troops.

UN says DRC military 'elements' dug dozens of mass graves

2017-07-27 06:11

The UN says Democratic Republic of Congo military "elements" are responsible for digging at least 42 mass graves in three Kasai provinces after clashes with alleged militia members in recent months.

UN helicopter crashes in Mali accident: UN source

2017-07-26 18:17

A UN helicopter crashed in northern Mali in an apparent accident while serving with the 12 000-strong peacekeeping force in the country, a UN source has told AFP.

UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

2017-07-24 21:00

Only 30% of $1.4bn aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official has said, raising fears of aid cuts.

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

2017-07-21 20:00

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

2 missing Burundi teens entered Canada; no foul play seen

2017-07-21 15:22

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition

UN ambassador testifies he didn't know what 'bribe' meant

2017-07-21 08:27

A suspended United Nations diplomat has provided a glimpse of the seedier side of diplomacy during a week of testimony at a UN bribery trial.

US opposes seat for DRC at UN rights council

2017-07-20 11:29

The US has berated African countries for backing a bid by the DRC to win a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, saying the move would fuel the conflict in the African country.

UN to close five peacekeepers' bases in eastern DRC

2017-07-20 06:23

Five UN peacekeepers' bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to close at the end of July,says the UN mission there, describing it as a change in operational style.

China, Tunisia call for new efforts to stabilize Libya

2017-07-19 14:00

The foreign ministers of China and Tunisia are calling for new efforts to reach a negotiated peace in Libya and prevent the unstable North African nation from becoming a humanitarian disaster on a level with Syria


UN chief warns CAR could plunge back into full-blown conflict

2017-07-27 06:11

A new bout of violence in the Central African Republic that has killed nine peacekeepers this year risks derailing years of efforts to restore a fragile stability, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned.

80% of Yemen children in need of immediate aid: UN

2017-07-26 19:20

A vicious combination of war, cholera and hunger has left 80 percent of Yemeni children in desperate need of aid, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

MDC appeals to SADC, AU and UN over violence in Zim

2017-07-26 17:30

Zimbabwe’s main opposition, the MDC party has appealed to regional and internationals bodies to rein in President Robert Mugabe over an upsurge in politically motivated violence in the southern African country.

UN says Moroccan peacekeeper killed in CAR

2017-07-24 08:31

An ambush killed a Moroccan peacekeeper and wounded three others in the Central African Republic, the United Nations says, blaming pro-Christian militias for the violence.

Burundi robotics teens may have 'self-initiated' vanishing

2017-07-21 17:59

Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington DC.

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

Tanzanian leader urges Burundian exiles to go home

2017-07-21 06:18

Tanzanian President John Magufuli has called on Burundians who have fled their country to return home, after talks with President Pierre Nkurunziza who was making his first foreign trip in more than two years.

Warnings as deadly Central African Republic violence returns

2017-07-20 06:23

Bullet-riddled roofs line the "boulevard of death" in Central African Republic's southeastern town of Bangassou, where almost everyone who enters is seen as an enemy.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

DRC may be linked to UN experts' murder: report

2017-07-19 10:11

UN experts say they are not ruling out the possible involvement of Democratic Republic of Congo state security forces in the murder of two of their colleagues.

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