UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

2016-11-17 13:24

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.

Burundi seeks to replace UN envoy after crisis talks

2016-11-15 11:32

Burundi's president has asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy less than two weeks after the emissary returned from crisis talks in Bujumbura, according to a letter seen by AFP

Kenya peacekeepers begin withdrawal from South Sudan

2016-11-10 06:09

The first of around 1 000 Kenyan soldiers have returned from South Sudan as the government followed through on a threat to withdraw from the UN peacekeeping mission.

Kenya accuses UN of bowing to pressure in South Sudan probe

2016-11-04 09:15

Kenya has accused the UN of bowing to pressure from other countries by setting up an investigation that pins the blame for peacekeeping failures in South Sudan on the Kenyan force commander.

Appalled Ban demands probe into Syria school attack

2016-10-27 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is appalled by an attack on a school in Syria that killed 22 children and is calling for an immediate investigation, his spokesperson says.

UN peacekeeping chief to visit disputed Western Sahara

2016-10-19 11:52

The UN peacekeeping chief says he is heading to the disputed Western Sahara later this week to visit UN troops for the first time since Morocco expelled more than 70 UN civil staffers in March.

Niger: Attackers who killed 22 soldiers 'likely from Mali'

2016-10-08 18:01

Niger's government says attackers who killed at least 22 soldiers at a Malian refugee camp likely came from Mali.

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.


WATCH: Mugabe's 'painful' red carpet walk in Morocco

2016-11-19 09:30

A video clip of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "painfully" walking across the red carpet at the the COP22 climate change summit in Marrekesh, Morocco this week has gone viral.

Trump agrees to meet with UN chief

2016-11-17 08:28

US President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to hold a first face-to-face meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a UN spokesperson says.

Ban confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

2016-11-12 10:38

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced confidence that Donald Trump will drop the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change.

US engages Kenya after KDF withdrawal from S Sudan

2016-11-05 18:58

The US says it is closely monitoring the situation following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to withdraw Kenya Defence Forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

Kenya to withdraw from S Sudan after UN force head fired

2016-11-03 08:44

Kenya has announced that it is withdrawing from United Nations peacekeeping duties in South Sudan after the UN chief Ban Ki-moon fired the Kenyan head of the force for failing to protect civilians.

UN chief hopes for credible vote in DRC

2016-10-20 10:05

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a political deal reached in the DRC to delay an election until 2018 will help improve human rights and lead to a credible vote.

UN sees no concrete action from South Sudan on regional force

2016-10-12 06:04

South Sudan's government has yet to take concrete steps to allow a UN-mandated regional force to deploy in Juba, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

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.

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