Libya peace talks resume in Geneva

2015-09-03 22:04

The United Nations say a new round of talks aimed at ending more than a year of violence and political chaos in Libya have opened in Geneva.

Libya's Tripoli authorities to join Geneva peace talks

2015-09-03 05:22

Libya's Tripoli-based authorities say they will take part in crucial peace talks, a day before their expected start in Geneva.

Guinea arrests ex-wildlife director for alleged trafficking

2015-09-02 10:00

Authorities have arrested Guinea’s former wildlife director for allegedly playing a key role in trafficking chimpanzees and other endangered wildlife, am alliance formed by a UN initiative to save great apes says.

2 Mali soldiers killed in Timbuktu attack

2015-09-01 16:56

Two Malian soldiers have been killed in a pre-dawn attack against an army checkpoint outside Timbuktu in northern Mali, the defence ministry and a UN source say.

Yemen rebels raid homes of dozens of opponents

2015-08-31 21:10

Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's capital have raided dozens of homes of political opponents and local NGO workers, claiming they are affiliated with the Islamic State group and al-Qaeda.

Clan warfare trumps diplomacy in Mali's fragile north

2015-08-31 15:01

The UN has deployed 10 000 peacekeepers and poured more than $1bn into Mali but its efforts to end a three-year conflict are threatened by the re-emergence of a centuries-old rivalry between Tuareg clans.

South Sudan leader signs peace deal, but doubts implementation

2015-08-27 08:08

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal already approved by rebel leader Riek Machar in an attempt to end their 20-month military conflict, but at the same time cast doubt on its implementation.

UN Central African Republic head promises discipline

2015-08-27 07:36

The UN’s acting special representative for Central African Republic says there is zero-tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers, calling on civilian and military personnel to act responsibly.

UN to stop feeding 7 000 ex-fighters in DRC

2015-08-26 20:06

The UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo says it will stop providing food from September to nearly 7 000 ex-fighters, sparking fresh fears.

20 months of conflict in South Sudan

2015-08-26 08:58

South Sudan, independent since 2011, has been wracked for 20 months by a conflict between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and those of ex-president Riek Machar.


UN: French soldier sexually abused girl in Central Africa Republic

2015-09-03 15:12

The UN says its staff has learned that a French soldier sexually abused a teenage girl in the Central African Republic, who became pregnant and gave birth.

Israel asks UN to reject Palestinian attempt to raise flag

2015-09-02 12:12

Israel has urged the United Nations leaders to reject a Palestinian attempt to raise their flag at the UN headquarters as early as this month's gathering of world leaders there.

Cameroon involved in CAR 'blood diamond' trade - UN experts

2015-09-02 09:11

Illicit trafficking of diamonds from Central African Republic into neighbouring Cameroon is helping finance the continuation of a nearly three-year conflict, an expert panel that monitors the UN sanctions says.

UN office criticises Chad for execution of 10

2015-09-01 14:00

The UN's main human rights office is criticising Chad's execution of 10 Boko Haram members by firing squad.

Hunger increasing in Somalia

2015-08-31 16:57

About one third of the Somali population needs some sort of aid.

S Sudan government calls peace deal 'reward for rebellion'

2015-08-27 16:41

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal aimed to end civil war, but a list of government reservations seen Thursday undermines fundamental pillars of the accord.

Libyan political process in final stages, UN envoy says

2015-08-27 08:02

The UN-brokered political dialogue process in Libya is in its "final stages", a UN official says, while noting that the humanitarian situation in the country remains dire with the ISIS extremist group graining ground.

Libya peace talks reach final stages

2015-08-27 06:00

The United Nations peace envoy for Libya says he is confident that the past seven months of talks will yield an agreement.

South Sudan’s leader to sign peace deal

2015-08-26 12:43

South Sudan’s government is set to sign a peace deal aimed at ending 20 months of civil conflict, regional mediators say.

422 000 besieged Syrians need aid

2015-08-25 22:11

The UN chief has decried Syrian attacks and says 422 000 besieged people got no food from the UN in July.

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