Kenya agrees to rejoin South Sudan UN force

2017-02-02 08:16

Kenya has agreed to take part in a UN regional force for South Sudan, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, three months after Nairobi angrily withdrew its troops from the country.

Ex-UN chief back in S Korea, hints at presidential bid

2017-01-12 14:15

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has returned to native South Korea amid widespread expectations he'll run for president.

Ban Ki-moon bids UN farewell

2016-12-31 16:42

Ban Ki-moon is ending his 10 years at the helm of the United Nations lamenting the conflicts from Syria to South Sudan, but buoyed by a climate change agreement and new UN goals to fight poverty and inequality.

South Sudan arms embargo 'not productive', Japan envoy says

2016-12-23 07:44

A Japanese official says an arms embargo on South Sudan is "not productive", even as the US pushes Japan and and other UN Security Council members to impose one amid warnings of possible genocide.

UN chief: Human trafficking prevalent in many conflict zones

2016-12-20 21:02

Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is calling on countries to investigate and prosecute human trafficking cases of all types, including when their citizens commit the crime abroad.

At least 100 killed in CAR since August - UN

2016-12-15 10:08

The Central African Republic has seen an "alarming increase" in human rights violations since August, with at least 100 people killed, the UN peacekeeping mission MINUSCA said Wednesday.

UN chief apologises to Haitian people over cholera epidemic

2016-12-02 20:31

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has apologised for the first time to the people of Haiti for the role played by the world body's peacekeepers in sparking a devastating cholera epidemic in the country.

UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

2016-11-17 13:24

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.

Burundi seeks to replace UN envoy after crisis talks

2016-11-15 11:32

Burundi's president has asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy less than two weeks after the emissary returned from crisis talks in Bujumbura, according to a letter seen by AFP

Kenya peacekeepers begin withdrawal from South Sudan

2016-11-10 06:09

The first of around 1 000 Kenyan soldiers have returned from South Sudan as the government followed through on a threat to withdraw from the UN peacekeeping mission.


Former UN chief Ban won't run for South Korea presidency

2017-02-01 10:25

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that he won't run for South Korea's presidency, a surprise announcement that removes a key figure in the scramble to replace impeached President Park Geun-hye.

New UN chief has big goals

2017-01-03 20:06

The new UN secretary-general says he's "no miracle maker" but Antonio Guterres has big ambitions and wants to shake up the global body.

Security Council to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

2016-12-23 16:00

The UN Security Council is set to vote on whether to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, but the measure is expected to fail amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year war.

UN chief backs church-mediated talks in DRC

2016-12-22 11:07

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the government and oppostition in the DRC to work constructively to reach a deal on elections, during talks mediated by the Catholic church.

Incoming UN chief taps Nigerian Amina Mohammed as his deputy

2016-12-16 06:30

Incoming UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres has chosen as his deputy Amina Mohammed of Nigeria who spearheaded adoption of the U.N.'s global goals for 2030.

UN Security Council demands Gambia's Jammeh hand over power

2016-12-11 09:00

The UN Security Council has demanded that Gambia's leader Yahya Jammeh hand over power to the president-elect after he rejected the election results in a dramatic political U-turn.

WATCH: Mugabe's 'painful' red carpet walk in Morocco

2016-11-19 09:30

A video clip of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe "painfully" walking across the red carpet at the the COP22 climate change summit in Marrekesh, Morocco this week has gone viral.

Trump agrees to meet with UN chief

2016-11-17 08:28

US President-elect Donald Trump has agreed to hold a first face-to-face meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a UN spokesperson says.

Ban confident Trump will drop rhetoric, show leadership

2016-11-12 10:38

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has voiced confidence that Donald Trump will drop the strident rhetoric that propelled him to the White House and engage with the world to confront global crises like climate change.

US engages Kenya after KDF withdrawal from S Sudan

2016-11-05 18:58

The US says it is closely monitoring the situation following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to withdraw Kenya Defence Forces from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.

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