UN envoy warns of 'long and bloody war' in Libya

2019-05-22 13:11

The UN envoy for Libya has called for immediate action to cut off arms flows to the warring sides in Libya, warning that the ongoing battle for Tripoli was "just the start of a long and bloody war".

New clashes erupt in Yemen as UN discusses way forward

2019-05-16 07:17

Latest fighting potentially complicates a Houthi troop withdrawal intended to pave the way for wider peace talks.

Thousands of SA seafarers face axing from 'white list' that allows them to work abroad

2019-05-10 07:55

South African flagged ships and about 5 000 South African seafarers trained in this country face being struck off the International Maritime Organisation’s "white list" – meaning they would be unable to work in international shipping.

African Union and UN back civilian-led Sudan transition

2019-05-07 11:08

AU Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat said there is no question of sustaining the ruling military council.

UN refugee chief sees more anti-migrant 'poison'

2019-04-10 10:34

The UN refugee chief says he has never seen "such toxicity, such poison" in politics, the media, social media and everyday conversation focused on refugees, migrants and foreigners

More than 113 milion people suffer 'acute hunger' - UN

2019-04-02 23:00

More than 113 million people across 53 countries experienced "acute hunger" last year because of wars and climate disasters, with Africa the worst-hit region, the UN said.

UN document shows Kenya seeking to close Somali refugee camp

2019-03-30 14:05

An internal UN document says Kenya again seeks to close the Dadaab camp that hosts more than 200 000 refugees from neighbouring Somalia and is one of the largest such camps in the world.

Mozambique: One million people without aid after cyclone

2019-03-28 09:11

The UN is struggling to reach those cut off after the disaster that killed many and left more homeless.

Death toll from central Mali massacre up to 134 - UN

2019-03-24 19:57

The death toll from a massacre in a central Malian village rose to 134 dead, the UN said, as new video emerged showing victims strewn on the ground amid the burning remains of their homes.

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian plane crash victims

2019-03-11 15:17

Doctors, government officials, humanitarians, academics and tourists are among the dead in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner.


Home Affairs asks UN for help with refugee backlog

2019-05-17 10:06

The Department of Home Affairs has approached the United Nations Human Rights Council to help it clear the 150 000 refugee status appeals backlog.

UN demands Tunisia drop charges against arms expert

2019-05-15 21:36

The United Nations has rejected Tunisia's reasons for the arrest in March of a UN expert on suspicion of espionage and demanded that charges against him dropped.

UN shifts response as Ebola outbreak in DRC drags on

2019-05-09 22:27

The UN is stepping up its response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in the DRC , now in its 10th month, and needs additional resources, Secretary General Antonio Guterres says.

SEE: Compulsory evacuations as Cyclone Kenneth makes landfall in Mozambique

2019-04-25 16:43

Compulsory evacuations have begun in northern Mozambique where the powerful tropical cyclone Kenneth is expected to make landfall, just weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated the central part of the country and left hundreds dead.

WATCH: Libyan militias capture Haftar's forces marching on Tripoli

2019-04-06 11:53

Libyan militias vow to confront rival army commander's attempt to seize Tripoli, raising prospect of renewed civil war.

Mali warns any cut in UN force will strengthen terrorists

2019-04-01 12:48

Mali's prime minister is urging the Security Council to maintain its more than 16 000-strong peacekeeping mission in the country, warning that any reduction will end up strengthening terrorist groups and endangering "fragile progress" toward peace.

Ocean heat hits record high - UN

2019-03-29 14:39

Ocean heat hit a record high in 2018, the United Nations said, raising urgent new concerns about the threat global warming is posing to marine life.

UN team to investigate 'horrific' massacre in central Mali

2019-03-27 05:24

The United Nations is deploying crime-scene investigators, human rights officers and a child protection expert to central Mali to investigate deadly inter-communal violence over the weekend that killed more than 150 people, one-third of them children.

Plastic in crosshairs at UN environment forum

2019-03-13 09:01

Countries from around the world set their sights on a pivotal deal to curb plastic waste, a source of long-term pollution and worsening contamination of the ocean's food chain.

WATCH: How the world is marking women's day

2019-03-08 19:44

Marches, protests, strikes and studies - people around the globe are taking action to mark International Women's Day and to push for action to to obtain equality.

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