Mugabe slams SA, Nigeria over slain Gaddafi – reports

2017-08-31 10:32

President Robert Mugabe has criticised the 2011 decision made by African countries that voted in favour of a resolution by western countries to invade Libya resulting in the killing of Libyan long time leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports say.

UN urges DRC to hold elections by Dec 31 deadline

2017-07-26 21:07

The UN Security Council is urging Democratic Republic of Congo's government to swiftly implement an agreement to hold presidential elections by the end of the year, warning that failure to do so will increase the risk of insecurity and instability in the country and the region

'Less fighting' in Darfur led to troops cut: UN official

2017-07-21 15:22

A reduction in fighting in Sudan's Darfur, where a brutal conflict has killed thousands, prompted the UN to downsize the number of peacekeepers deployed there, a top UN official says.

France, US agree UN draft on anti-jihadist Sahel force

2017-06-20 22:07

France and the United States have reached an agreement on a draft UN resolution that would pave the way for the deployment of a five-nation African military force to fight jihadists in the Sahel region, diplomats have said.

SA has been 'hospitable', South Sudan rebel leader Machar tells UN

2017-06-02 10:25

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been in South Africa since last year, has told the UN that the SA government has been "hospitable", but he wishes to be released "from confinement and detention", a statement says.

UN Security Council condemns Egypt church bombings

2017-04-10 11:12

The UN Security Council has condemned the bombings of two Coptic Christian churches in Egypt, calling the attacks "heinous" and "cowardly."

UN to meet after North Korea missile test

2017-02-13 21:07

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday condemned North Korea's latest ballistic missile test and called for a united international response to the "further troubling violation" of UN resolutions.

UN Security Council unanimously backs Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 22:07

The UN Security Council has unanimously backed Ecowas efforts to ensure Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power as the West African bloc amassed a military force ready to intervene.

Mali minister: 'barbaric' attack won't deter peace efforts

2017-01-18 22:31

Mali's foreign minister says the "criminal, cowardly, barbaric attack" on the armed forces and former fighters will not deter the government from moving forward "to promote peace and to act against those who are trying to sabotage the peace process."

Top Africa stories: Zim, Sudan, Malawi

2017-01-13 20:15

A 17-year-old boy with albinism was choked and hit with a sharp object in a brutal murder in Malawi, and leading gold producer has claimed ownership of the cargo after a plane crashed in Zimbabwe.


Somalia peacekeeping mission gets renewed, with some trims

2017-08-30 21:20

The African Union-led multinational peacekeeping force in Somalia is being trimmed slightly by the end of the year as it heads toward planned withdrawal from the country by 2020

China would consider sending troops for Djibouti-Eritrea

2017-07-21 20:00

China would consider sending peacekeeping troops to a disputed Djibouti-Eritrea border region after Qatar pulled out its troops last month, China's top diplomat to the African Union has said, as the Asian giant's military role overseas grows.

US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

2017-07-21 08:32

The US has warned that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan's failing peace agreement is the last chance for Juba's leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

Security Council backs UN efforts to promote Somalia peace

2017-06-14 20:15

The Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution underscoring the importance of the United Nations in promoting peace and reconciliation efforts by Somalia's new government and strongly condemning attacks by the al-Shabaab extremist group

Polisario says ready for Western Sahara talks with Rabat

2017-05-01 20:44

The Algiers-backed Polisario Front independence movement has said it was prepared to embark on negotiations with Morocco on the disputed territory of Western Sahara.

UN renews smaller DRC peackeeping force

2017-03-31 22:29

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to renew the mandate of the peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but cut its numbers.

Senegalese troops enter The Gambia: army spokesperon

2017-01-20 09:17

Senegalese troops moved across the border into The Gambia, says an army spokesperson, after the UN Security Council backed West African efforts to ensure that the country's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh hands over power.

UN to vote on backing Ecowas action in The Gambia

2017-01-19 14:59

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution endorsing the West African bloc Ecowas in its efforts to ensure a transfer of power in The Gambia, diplomats say.

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops

2017-01-15 20:59

South Sudan's government is claiming that the UN Security Council mandate has expired to send a new contingent of 4 000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force.

Diplomats disagree over Syria chemical sanctions

2016-08-31 11:23

The UN Security Council has failed to agree on whether Syria merits sanctions over the use of chemical weapons.

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