ARTICLES RELATING TO BAN KI-MOON

Muslims in Nigeria beg Boko Haram to free kidnapped girls

2016-09-27 15:33

The Muslim community in Nigeria's Osun State has appealed to Boko Haram insurgents to release the over 200 missing Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted in 2014, a report says.

Ali Bongo to be sworn in as president of Gabon

2016-09-27 12:35

Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the Constitutional Court following allegations of fraud.

EU says Gabon court failed to address poll 'anomalies'

2016-09-26 08:33

EU monitors say Gabon's top court has failed to rectify vote-counting "anomalies" in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo extended his family's rule in the oil-rich nation into a fifth decade.

World leaders to focus on refugee crisis, Syria at UN

2016-09-19 10:14

World leaders meeting at the UN will be trying to make progress on two intractable problems at the top of the global agenda - the biggest refugee crisis since WWII and the Syrian conflict, now in its sixth year.

Britain to add 100 UN peacekeeping troops in South Sudan

2016-09-09 07:55

Britain's defense secretary has announced at a UN peacekeeping meeting in London that the UK will add 100 peacekeepers to its mission in South Sudan to help build a hospital.

UN chief urges restraint in calls to Gabon candidates

2016-08-30 19:54

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke to Gabon's presidential candidates and urged them to ask their supporters to show restraint while waiting for the election results.

UN chief disappointed by Sudan ceasefire talks' failure

2016-08-18 18:18

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has expressed disappointment over the failure of talks between the Sudanese government and rebels on a ceasefire in Darfur and two other conflict zones.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

2016-07-22 09:19

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

UN chief seeks 2 500 more peacekeepers for Mali

2016-06-03 08:21

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is seeking some 2 500 more peacekeepers to reinforce the UN mission in Mali which has seen 12 of its members killed in May alone.

UN chief urges end to 'madness' of nuclear weapons testing

2016-04-27 19:59

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called for the US, China and other nuclear-armed states to end the "madness" of atomic testing by finally ratifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which turns 20 this year.

 

Malian jihadist jailed for 9 years for Timbuktu attacks

2016-09-27 13:42

War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a Malian jihadist to nine years in jail for destroying the fabled shrines of Timbuktu, in a landmark ruling experts hope will help safeguard the world's vulnerable monuments.

Making sense of the recent tension in Western Sahara

2016-09-26 15:26

The tension between Morocco and the Polisario has reached a boiling point following Rabat's decision to send armed security personnel to the Guerguerat region at the Morocco-Mauritania border.

Gabon braces for court's ruling on disputed election

2016-09-23 17:35

Gabon is bracing for possible violence as the Constitutional Court id set to rule on a disputed election that President Ali Bongo won by less than 2%.

Zuma arrives in New York for UN General Debate

2016-09-17 17:13

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in New York to attend the General Debate of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA71), the Presidency says.

UN chief calls for release of Gabon detainees

2016-09-01 23:30

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for the immediate release of political detainees arrested in post-election violence in Gabon.

Challenger warns of 'manipulations' in Gabon election

2016-08-30 09:02

Gabon's most high-profile opposition candidate has warned of possible tampering with the outcome of Saturday's presidential election, potentially increasing tensions as this central African nation awaits an official tally.

'It's high time' for a female secretary-general – UN chief

2016-08-16 12:50

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he would personally like to see a woman lead the United Nations for the first time since it was established more than 70 years ago.

Ban slams Saudis for 'undue pressure' over child rights blacklist

2016-06-09 23:30

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has rebuked Saudi Arabia and its allies for resorting to "undue pressure" to remove the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen from a blacklist of child rights violators.

UN chief urges talks to end Syria 'nightmare'

2016-05-21 22:24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon urged regional and international powers to push Syrian warring parties to engage in talks on a political transition to end their country's "nightmare".

Egypt blasts UN chief over case of rights groups

2016-04-20 16:58

Egypt has blast the UN chief for calling for a fair trial for two prominent rights activists accused of illegally receiving foreign funds for their NGOs.

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