UN envoy urges dialogue with opposition after Burundi vote

2018-05-25 17:45

The UN special envoy for Burundi has urged the African nation's government to quickly restart dialogue with the opposition following a referendum that will allow the president to stay in power until 2034.

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

2018-05-24 21:14

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm scared," James Seferino says. "All I know is that if I don't take my pills I'll die."

China, Russia rise in CAR as Western influence shrinks

2018-05-24 15:28

Russia and China are muscling their way into the Central African Republic as Western clout in the mineral-rich, strategically important nation seems to wane, analysts say.

Woman killed in 'attack' on Darfur camp: Amnesty

2018-05-22 20:30

A young woman was killed in an "attack" by Sudan's counter-insurgency unit on a Darfur camp for displaced people, Amnesty International has said, but authorities said she was shot in a clash.

UN council calls on DRC to lift ban on demonstrations

2018-05-22 10:47

The UN Security Council has urged the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to lift a blanket ban on demonstrations ahead of key elections meant to end President Joseph Kabila's rule.

Top UN peacekeeper in Sudan regrets new Darfur clashes

2018-05-21 12:13

The chief of the UN peacekeeping force in Darfur has expressed regret over recent clashes in Sudan's western war-torn region, which he says has left villages burnt and people displaced.

14 000 flee Central African Republic after violence: UN

2018-05-19 12:01

At least 14 000 people have fled violence in the Central African Republic and crossed into the Democratic Republic of Congo in less than a week, the United Nations has said.

UN halts Sudan refugee resettlement after alleged fraud

2018-05-18 18:57

The UN refugee agency says it is temporarily suspending its programme for the resettlement of refugees from Sudan after allegations of fraud emerged in the scheme.

2 UN peacekeepers freed in DRC's southeast

2018-05-17 21:30

An official in Democratic Republic of Congo says two United Nations peacekeepers have been released after being held by rebels in the country's southeast.

Rights groups seek prosecution of Gambian ex-leader in Ghana

2018-05-16 21:29

A survivor, families of the disappeared and human rights organisations are seeking the extradition and prosecution in Ghana of Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh for alleged direct involvement in the killing of more than 50 West African migrants in 2005.


UN threatens sanctions for using hunger as weapon of war

2018-05-25 05:15

With famine on the rise worldwide, the UN Security Council threatened sanctions against governments, armies and rebels that block humanitarian aid from reaching civilians in war zones.

Sudan teen files appeal against death sentence: lawyer

2018-05-24 17:13

A Sudanese teenager sentenced to death for killing her husband after he allegedly raped her has filed an appeal, her lawyer has said.

Palestinians join two UN agencies, chemical weapons treaty

2018-05-23 20:15

The Palestinians have joined two UN agencies and the global convention to halt the spread of chemical weapons, despite a threat of US funding cuts.

UN envoy: Ending corruption and trafficking key in Libya

2018-05-22 16:32

The UN envoy for Libya warns that the oil-rich country's "perverse economic model" based on corruption and trafficking in people and goods "must be shattered" to end its political crisis and progress toward stability and democratic elections this year.

At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

2018-05-21 19:59

Flooding and strong winds caused by a tropical cyclone left at least 18 people dead and thousands homeless across two countries in the Horn of Africa, an aid agency has said.

UN says over 200 South Sudan children freed by armed groups

2018-05-19 15:42

The UN says more than 200 children have been released by armed groups in civil war-torn South Sudan.

UN slams death sentence for raped Sudan teen

2018-05-18 20:15

The UN has said it was "acutely concerned" for a teenager sentenced to death in Sudan for killing her rapist husband, warning her trial did not appear to have been fair.

UN peacekeeper killed, 8 hurt as CAR convoy hit

2018-05-18 11:59

A peacekeeper was killed and eight others were injured Thursday during an attack on a convoy in the Central African Republic, the UN's MINUSCA force and the Mauritanian army said.

Eight die in CAR clashes as UN force takes back Bambari

2018-05-17 05:57

The UN mission in the Central African Republic says it has taken back control of Bambari after several institutions in the central city were attacked, leaving eight dead.

SA won't be intimidated by US threats to withdraw aid - deputy minister

2018-05-16 18:18

South Africa will not be intimidated by recent threats from the US to cut aid to countries that vote against them at the United Nations, says International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers.

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