Dozens of foreigners camp outside UN offices, want to leave South Africa

2019-10-10 13:05

Dozens of foreign nationals have camped outside the Cape Town offices of the UN refugee agency demanding to be removed from South Africa and saying they were no longer safe.

Mali strife: UN peacekeeper killed, five others wounded

2019-10-07 13:31

One peacekeeper has been killed and five others were wounded after a roadside bomb exploded in strife-torn northeastern Mali, the UN mission MINUSMA has said.

40 000 people flee Nigeria violence in 10 months - UN

2019-09-27 22:18

Escalating violence in northwest Nigeria blamed on armed bandits has forced more than 40 000 people to flee across the border into Niger over the last 10 months, the UN says.

WATCH | Save the oceans to save ourselves - humanity's challenge

2019-09-25 13:40

Two days after a climate summit failed to deliver game-changing pledges to slash carbon emissions, the UN has warned that global warming is devastating oceans and Earth's frozen spaces in ways that directly threaten a large slice of humanity.

'How dare you?' - angry Greta Thunberg asks world leaders at UN

2019-09-23 21:06

A visibly angry Greta Thunberg berated world leaders as she addressed a UN climate summit, accusing them of betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions and asking "How dare you?"

Pandor to address 'terrible' gender-based violence at UN General Assembly

2019-09-23 10:34

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.

Netanyahu cancels UN visit over post-poll 'political context'

2019-09-18 18:18

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the "political context" in Israel, sources in his office say.

'Global terrorist' Dawood Ibrahim's lasting grip on SA

2019-09-10 06:39

Men suspected of planning assassinations in their native India were traced to South Africa in 2016 - but where are they now and where are the police?

'Climate of fear': UN warns of Burundi atrocities before polls

2019-09-04 20:18

Burundi is at risk of a new wave of atrocities as it approaches next year's elections with an unresolved political crisis and a president who is increasingly portrayed as a "divine" ruler, UN investigators say.

UN chief fears 'full civil war' in Libya

2019-08-30 17:39

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that he fears Libya will end up in a "full civil war" unless moves are soon made to end the conflict.


US, UK, South Africa withholding information in UN crash probe: lawyer

2019-10-09 06:29

A lawyer appointed by the United Nations to probe the mysterious 1961 plane crash death of secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold has said that the United States, Britain and South Africa were withholding information.

Women bear the brunt of climate change, says gender organisation

2019-10-01 15:38

Women bear the brunt of climate change because they are more acutely subject to poverty, says organisation Gender Links.

3 killed in UN peacekeeping helicopter crash in Central African Republic

2019-09-27 19:11

Three Senegalese crew were killed and a fourth was injured when a combat helicopter used by United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic crashed in the west of the country, the UN force said on Friday.

Cape Town activist wants to teach climate literacy

2019-09-25 07:37

Climate literacy - this is what a Cape Town teenager and activist Ayakha Melithafa wants to teach South Africans, especially those living in poorer communities.

UN climate summit: Push for greenhouse gas reductions

2019-09-23 13:31

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will be pushing countries to speed up their greenhouse gas reduction targets at Monday's UN climate summit.

'We are losing the race' on climate catastrophe, warns UN chief

2019-09-19 10:08

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the world is "losing the race" to avert climate disaster, but that greenhouse gas reduction targets are not out of reach yet.

Ramaphosa to miss UN meeting 'to concentrate on critical issues in the country'

2019-09-12 16:35

International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor will lead the South African delegation to the 74th meeting of the General Assembly.

Renewable energy surges as power emissions keep rising: UN

2019-09-05 21:05

Energy from increasingly-competitive renewable sources such as wind and solar has quadrupled globally in just a decade, the UN says, but insatiable demand saw power sector emissions rise 10%.

Nigeria must stop extra-judicial killings by security forces - UN

2019-09-03 11:00

A UN human rights expert urged Nigeria to stop extra-judicial killings by security forces in the country.

Sudan's flood death toll reaches 62 - state media

2019-08-26 10:28

Heavy rainfall and flash floods have killed 62 people in Sudan and left 98 others injured, the official SUNA news agency has reported.

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