UN envoy: Sexual attacks against Rohingya may be war crimes

2017-11-24 13:45

The UN envoy on sexual violence in conflict says widespread atrocities against Rohingya Muslim women and girls has been orchestrated and perpetrated by Myanmar's military.

UN condemns rise in DRC rights violations

2017-11-23 18:00

The United Nations has said it regretted a new spike in human rights violations being committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo, citing a report blaming the bulk of the violence on the police and army.

Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

2017-11-22 14:43

The US-led UN command has released a dramatic video showing the desperate dash to freedom and shooting of a North Korean soldier.

'Mum, they're killing me': Child kidnappings surge in DRC's Goma

2017-11-21 17:25

Valerie pulls a pair of blue shorts and a small white shirt out of a plastic bag. The shirt is stained with blood. It's the school uniform of her eight-year-old son Nathanael, who was kidnapped on his way to class in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Burundi opposition to boycott new round of talks: UN

2017-11-21 16:29

A new round of talks aimed at ending the political crisis in Burundi will open later this month in Tanzania, but the main opposition alliance will not take part, the UN envoy said Monday.

UN chief urges probe of migrants' sale in Libya as slaves

2017-11-21 10:54

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for an immediate investigation into the reported sale of African migrants in Libya, saying transactions may amount to crimes against humanity

UN seeks to put human rights experts into new Sahel force

2017-11-18 15:03

The United Nations is seeking to put human rights advisers and monitors into the 5 000-troop African force from five nations that in charged with fighting extremists in western Africa's vast Sahel region

UN chief welcomes efforts on Zimbabwe crisis

2017-11-16 21:43

The spokesperson for the UN secretary-general says Antonio Guterres welcomes the efforts of the southern African regional bloc to "facilitate a peaceful solution to the situation" in Zimbabwe.

UN votes to add 900 peacekeepers in Central African Republic

2017-11-16 15:58

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution increasing the UN peacekeeping force in the conflict-torn Central African Republic to a total of 11 650 military personnel.

Swedes say little help from DRC in murder investigation

2017-11-16 05:49

A Swedish prosecutor says authorities are getting little help from Democratic Republic of Congo in their investigations into the slayings of two UN experts - of which one of them a Swede - by militiamen from DRC's violence-torn Kasai region.


Latin America is world's most violent region for women: UN

2017-11-24 07:03

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region in the world for women, the United Nations says.

Mladic verdict a 'momentous victory for justice': UN

2017-11-22 17:04

The genocide conviction of Ratko Mladic is a "momentous victory for justice", the United Nations says, calling the former Bosnian Serbian commander "the epitome of evil".

UN warns Sudan over call to send Darfur displaced home

2017-11-22 10:06

The United Nations has said that Sudan had to disarm militias in Darfur before those displaced by the conflict could return home, rebutting a push by President Omar al-Bashir to close the camps.

Libya's parliament votes in favour of UN road map

2017-11-21 17:25

A Libyan spokesperson says parliament has voted in favour of the United Nations' new action plan, which gives new life to stalled political talks and aims at healing divisions.

2 men accused of offering bribes to Uganda, Chad officials

2017-11-21 14:50

2 representatives of Chinese energy conglomerate are charged in New York with offering millions of dollars in bribes to the president of Chad and the Ugandan foreign minister to generate business

Six hurt as police fire on DRC opposition rally: MP

2017-11-20 12:06

Police in Democratic Republic of Congo fired on an opposition rally, injuring six protesters denouncing the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, a lawmaker has said.

DRC militia chief arrested: judicial source

2017-11-16 22:51

A man believed to be a leader in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Kamwina Nsapu militia has been detained over a beheading in the troubled Kasai region, a judicial source have told AFP.

DRC makes arrests ahead of anti-Kabila protests

2017-11-16 17:56

Police in the Democratic Republic of Congo has stifled street protests against the extended rule of President Joseph Kabila, making several dozen arrests according to campaign groups, despite a UN appeal to allow peaceful demonstrations.

UN chief appeals for calm in Zimbabwe

2017-11-16 08:59

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on all sides in Zimbabwe to show "restraint" after the country's military took control and President Robert Mugabe said he was under house arrest.

UN warns DRC on eve of protest rallies

2017-11-14 17:35

The United Nations has called on Democratic Republic of Congo's government to allow peaceful demonstrations on the eve of expected protests against President Joseph Kabila.

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