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UN needs record $22.5 bln aid in 2018 to assist war victims, mostly in Africa

The United Nations on Friday launched a record humanitarian appeal for $22.5 billion aid to assist about 90.1 million war-victims in Africa and Middle East in 2018. According to the UN, needs are rising substantially in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, and remain exceptionally high in Nigeria, […]

South Sudan: Security improving, UN envoy says

The security situation in north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a “model” for other parts of the country where displacement rose so far this year. “I am pleased to see that […]

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Fight against Boko haram not over, UN political official

UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman warned that the fight against the terrorist Boko haram group is not over, although the coordinated efforts among the region’s Governments, including through the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) had “without question” yielded encouraging progress in the fight against the group. Addressing the UN Security Council this week, […]

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DRC: Over 500 people killed by cholera epidemic – WHO

A cholera outbreak has killed about 528 people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday, citing DRC government sources. According to the UN’s health outlet, the outbreak has now affected 20 of the 26 provinces in the country. “The risk of spread remains very high toward […]

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UN sends Special Representative to Togo as political crisis worsens

The United Nations Secretary-General Special Representative for West Africa and the Sahel, Dr. Ibn Chambas, arrived in Togo on Thursday as anti-Gnassingbé dynasty protests in the country and abroad, called for President Faure to step down. Dr. Ibn Chambas first met with the opposition leader and encouraged him “to engage in discussions with the government […]

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African leaders head to Congo for AU meeting on Libya conflict

Several African Leaders are heading to Brazzaville, in the Republic of Congo, to take part in a high-level African Union committee meeting on Libya this weekend. The third meeting of the African Union(AU) on Libya,  chaired by Congo’s Denis Sassou N’Guesso, is part of efforts seeking a lasting solution to the conflict in Libya and […]

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Mali: Two Peacekeepers Killed in Mine Explosion, UN Establishes Sanctions Regime

Two peacekeepers of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and two others were injured when their convoy hit a mine in the northern area of Kidal in Mali. The mission said in a statement that the two injured Chadian peacekeepers were immediately evacuated after their vehicles hit the explosives about […]

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DRC: US, Sweden call for new probe into murders of UN experts

The US ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday called for a “full investigation” into the death of two UN experts killed in March in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Michael Sharp of the United States and Zaida Catalan, a dual national of Sweden and Chile, disappeared on March 12 and their bodies were discovered […]

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CAR: Two other Moroccan peacekeepers killed in Second attack in three days

Two Moroccan peacekeepers lost their live Tuesday at Bangassou, South-East of the Central African Republic, in an ambush laid by Christian-dominated Anti-balaka armed group. The latest attack against the UN Multinational Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) is the second in less than a week, as another Moroccan was killed on Sunday […]

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UN & AU, a shared determination to strengthen conflict settlement mechanisms

The United Nations Secretary General António Guterres pointed out Wednesday that the UN and the African Union have a shared determination to strengthen mechanisms to defuse conflicts before they escalate, and to manage them effectively when they occur. Addressing an open debate of the Security Council in New York on the strengthened collaboration between the […]

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