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.

Western nations asks DRC for election data

2019-01-12 16:39

Western nations are asking Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission to release its voting data on DRC's presidential election in light of claims by the Catholic Church that its tallies show opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi was not the winner.

UN adds sexual violence as reason for sanctions in Libya

2018-11-05 21:02

The UN Security Council has extended a ban on illegal oil exports from Libya and added planning and committing sexual and gender-based violence as reasons to impose sanctions over objections from Russia and China

UN renews Western Sahara mission ahead of talks

2018-11-01 16:59

The UN Security Council threw its weight behind planned talks on Western Sahara as it voted to extend for six months its decades-old mission in the disputed north African territory.

'They may kill you': Cameroon faces election under threat

2018-10-07 13:10

Rudulf Arrey has ventured out for a campaign rally the other day in Cameroon, knowing the simple act of civic curiosity could kill him.

Top DRC court excludes Bemba from presidential race

2018-09-04 07:57

The Democratic Republic of Congo's highest court has ended former warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba's bid to stand in this year's presidential election, upholding an earlier ban imposed on him for bribing witnesses.

Libya unity government urges UN to block 'illegal' oil sales

2018-06-26 18:26

Libya's unity government has called on the UN Security Council to block any "illegal" oil exports from the chaos-hit country after a rival administration won control of key ports.

Sisulu: UN Security Council tenure will be dedicated to Mandela’s legacy

2018-06-09 20:47

South Africa is honoured and humbled by its election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and will dedicate its tenure to late former president Nelson Mandela, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said.

UN condemns DRC violence and wants elections on Dec 23

2018-03-08 16:52

The UN Security Council is condemning violence during nationwide protests in Democratic Republic of Congo last month against President Joseph Kabila's extended rule and it urges all parties to ensure that a long-delayed presidential election takes place December 23

UN Security Council to vote on draft rejecting US decision on Jerusalem

2017-12-18 07:28

The UN Security Council will vote on a draft resolution that would reject US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, diplomats say.


North Korea warns against Security Council meeting on missile tests

2019-10-08 08:20

North Korea warned Monday it would not "sit idle" if any attempt is made at the UN Security Council to raise the subject of its "self-defensive measures," an apparent reference to its recent missile tests.

UN lifts sanctions on Eritrea, keeps arms embargo on Somalia

2018-11-15 16:45

The UN Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea following its thaw in relations with Ethiopia and other neighbouring countries - but it kept an arms embargo on Somalia and a ban on trade in charcoal, a key source of funds for al-Shabaab militants.

UN to lift sanctions on Eritrea after US shift

2018-11-03 19:14

The UN Security Council is preparing to lift sanctions on Eritrea after the United States dropped its insistence on prolonging the measures despite a peace deal with Ethiopia, diplomats have said.

UN urges action on marking disputed Sudan-South Sudan border

2018-10-12 15:29

The Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the UN peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border for the last time unless both countries demonstrate "measurable progress" on marking their border

Can SA uphold its reputation for human rights on the UN Security Council?

2018-09-30 09:00

Can South Africa, once celebrated as a champion of human rights, help hold a powerful Middle East nation to account for its atrocious human rights record, ask Masana Ndinga-Kanga and Lyndal Rowands.

WATCH: UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

2018-08-13 21:06

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's rival political parties and the institutions organising December's elections to ensure peaceful and credible voting and a democratic transition of power.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

2018-06-20 20:04

South Sudan's warring leaders have met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.

UN extends African peace mission in Somalia

2018-05-16 16:18

A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, has received unanimous Security Council backing until July 31.

No December election without voting machines: DRC poll chief

2018-02-13 19:47

Democratic Republic of Congo's long-delayed election due on December 23 to choose a successor to long-serving ruler Joseph Kabila will not take place without electronic voting machines, the poll chief has said

US, Britain, France seek details on Russian arms to C Africa

2017-12-14 20:31

The United States, Britain and France asked that a Russian request to send light arms to the Central African Republic be put on hold as they seek more information on the shipments, diplomats have said.

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