Troubled North West gets help from UN team

2018-07-15 22:21

North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro will be welcoming a technical team from the United Nations to assist the embattled province to recover.

UN eyes shutting down Darfur peace mission in 2020

2018-07-14 18:02

The UN Security Council has agreed to further draw down its joint peacekeeping mission with the AU in Sudan's troubled Darfur region and put in motion steps that could lead to its closure at the end of 2020.

UN votes to cut UN-AU force in Sudan's Darfur region in half

2018-07-13 19:30

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution that will dramatically cut the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan's vast western Darfur region in response to reduced fighting and improved security conditions

CAR rejects Russia mediation bid with rebels

2018-07-13 12:59

The government of the Central African Republic has rejected an offer from Russia to mediate talks with armed rebels, a spokesperson says.

China opens embassy after Burkina switches from Taiwan

2018-07-12 21:04

China has opened its new embassy in the Burkina Faso capital of Ouagadougou after the impoverished Sahel state stunned Taiwan by switching diplomatic ties to Beijing.

UN slams 'revolting acts' by South Sudan govt-backed forces

2018-07-10 14:22

The UN has slammed government-backed troops in South Sudan for ruthlessly targeting civilians in opposition-held areas, killing hundreds and using sexual violence, including gang-raping young children, as weapons of war.

Migrants dreaming of Spain live off Moroccan dump

2018-07-08 18:12

Under a blazing sun, Youssouf picks food from a Moroccan rubbish dump, one of many young people who scavages to survive while dreaming of life in nearby Spain.

UN rights body decries DRC abuses, sends follow-up mission

2018-07-07 10:01

The UN Human Rights Council has voiced alarm at serious violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo's restive Kasai region, and agreed to send experts to assess whether Kinshasa is making recommended changes.

UN urges Libya not to detain rescued migrants

2018-07-06 10:29

The head of the United Nations' migration agency has called on Libyan authorities not to detain migrants rescued or intercepted by the country's coastguard.

Sudan regrets new US travel warning over 'terror' risks

2018-07-04 12:40

Sudan has said it regrets a new US travel advisory urging Americans against visiting the African country where Washington warned "terrorist groups" were plotting attacks targeting foreigners.


Civilian deaths in war-torn Afghanistan hit record high - UN

2018-07-15 19:00

The number of Afghan civilians killed in the country's long-running conflict hit a record high in the first six months of 2018, UN figures show.

UN slaps arms embargo on South Sudan

2018-07-13 21:32

The UN Security Council has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions on two military officials, ratcheting up pressure after the latest diplomatic efforts failed to end nearly five years of war.

UN to vote on arms embargo, new sanctions on South Sudan

2018-07-13 15:30

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution that would impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against a current deputy defence chief and former army chief.

UN chief delays DRC visit as Kabila eyes 'important decisions'

2018-07-13 06:21

The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says he has agreed to postpone his visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow President Joseph Kabila to announce "important decisions."

UN official says North Korea needs food, medicine, clean water

2018-07-12 08:48

A senior UN official visiting North Korea is highlighting malnutrition, drinking water and a shortage of medicines as problems facing the country.

Sierra Leone war criminal back from Rwandan jail

2018-07-09 20:02

The commander of a Sierra Leone militia alleged to have hacked civilians to death and burnt others alive has returned from Rwanda to serve the rest of his sentence at home, a UN-backed court has said.

Niger will continue to welcome African migrants: president

2018-07-08 16:16

Niger will continue to be a transit country for migrants, including those entering from neighbouring Libya, President Mahamadou Issoufou has said.

UN: June saw "exceptional" rate of deaths in sea off Libya

2018-07-06 20:55

UN refugee agency officials are decrying a dramatically high death rate for migrants last month who set out in traffickers' boats from Libya

Gabon to keep troops in UN mission in CAR

2018-07-05 21:10

Gabon said it will keep its 444 troops in the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic, reversing a decision to quit after allegations of abuse were made against the contingent.

Nearly 9 000 migrants repatriated from Libya this year

2018-07-03 07:28

Nearly 9 000 migrants have returned home from Libya through a voluntary programme over the past six months, a spokesman for the United Nations migration agency has said.

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