Farm killings and land grabs: AfriForum reports Ramaphosa to the UN

2020-01-21 21:05

AfriForum has laid a formal complaint against President Cyril Ramaphosa and Cabinet Minister Lindiwe Sisulu with the UN's Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.

Minute of silence at UN for 89 Niger troops

2020-01-14 08:39

UN Security Council ambassadors stood for a minute of silence in memory of 89 soldiers killed during a jihadist assault on a Niger military base.

Violence in DRC's Ituri may be crimes against humanity: UN

2020-01-10 16:15

Hundreds of people have been killed or raped in attacks on the Hema ethnic group in eastern DRC's Ituri province, in what "may amount to crimes against humanity" or even genocide, the UN says.

UN envoy: 'Devastating surge' of attacks in Sahel and West Africa

2020-01-09 11:26

Deadly attacks increased five-fold in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger since 2016 with over 4 000 deaths reported in 2019.

Khashoggi murder: What we know about Saudi investigation

2019-12-23 19:18

Saudi Arabia has sentenced five people to death over journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder by a 15-man hit squad at the kingdom's consulate.

UN reduces soldiers, increases police in DRC mission

2019-12-19 21:00

The UN Security Council has approved a one-year extension of its peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, decreasing the number of soldiers and increasing the size of its police contingent.

Anti-vaxxer arrested as Samoa battles measles epidemic, with rising death toll

2019-12-06 14:55

Samoan authorities warned Friday that anti-vaccine propaganda would not be tolerated, after a social media campaigner was arrested for opposing a mass immunisation drive aimed at containing the Pacific nation's deadly measles epidemic.

Plea for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food

2019-12-05 21:01

The United Nations has called for some $200m in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation.

Protesting foreign nationals held at repatriation centre have legal status to be in SA - Home Affairs

2019-12-05 11:51

The Department of Home Affairs has announced it has verified the status of foreign nationals who protested outside the offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Pretoria in November.

Zimbabwe facing 'man-made' starvation, UN expert warns

2019-11-28 21:30

Zimbabwe is facing "man-made" starvation with 60 percent of the people failing to meet basic food needs, a UN special envoy said Thursday after touring the southern African country.


World powers in Berlin to seek elusive Libya peace

2020-01-19 12:17

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".

Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

2020-01-12 13:09

Both sides in Libya's conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early Sunday following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey.

City of Cape Town to begin 'enforcement operations' against Greenmarket Square refugees

2020-01-09 15:39

The City of Cape Town will soon begin 'enforcement operations' against the group of refugees camping outside the Central Methodist Church in Greenmarket Square, says Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security JP Smith.

Greece 'wants a say' in Libya peace process - PM

2019-12-29 21:57

Greece wants to be included in UN-sponsored talks in January on the Libya conflict, says Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis as tensions escalate with neighbours Turkey over the issue.

Job cuts in UN mission in DRC upset local workers

2019-12-20 21:01

Politicians in DRC have long pressed the UN to cut its huge mission in the country, but now that a drawdown has begun, questions are being raised about the impact on locally-hired employees.

#EnoughIsEnough: Anti-abuse pilot programme to launch in Diepsloot

2019-12-11 11:18

A pilot programme aimed at fighting the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide is expected to launch in Diepsloot – a suburb which has had one of the highest rates of violence against women in South Africa.

Online anti-vaxxers are fuelling Samoa measles deaths - UN

2019-12-06 08:50

Social media giants must crack down on anti-vaccination posts that are fuelling Samoa's deadly measles epidemic from afar, UNICEF's Pacific islands chief has said.

Dozens of migrants drown as boat sinks off Mauritania: UN

2019-12-05 11:52

At least 58 migrants drowned as their boat sank near the Mauritanian coast after a week at sea, the International Organization for Migration said Thursday.

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

2019-12-02 14:37

Antonio Guterres said the impact of rising temperatures is already being felt around the world.

UN says Trump war crimes pardons send 'disturbing signal'

2019-11-19 22:00

The UN has harshly criticised President Donald Trump's decision to pardon three US service members accused of war crimes as a "disturbing signal" to military forces worldwide.

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