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16 October 2018 4:26 PM 30 killed over two months in fighting in CAR diamond hub: UN

At least 30 civilians were killed in August and September by armed groups in and around Bria, the diamond hub of the restive Central African Republic, the UN said, adding that some of the killings could constitute crimes against humanity. The militias have been battling one another ever since the 2013 overthrow of long-time leader Francois Bozize, a Christian 24

13 October 2018 5:36 AM DRC reports 5 new Ebola deaths; UN worker is infected

The Democratic Republic of Congo is reporting five new confirmed Ebola deaths in its latest outbreak, while a worker with the United Nations peacekeeping mission is among several new cases under treatment. DRC's health ministry says the number of confirmed Ebola cases is now 170, including 95 deaths, as health workers express concern at the rising rate of new infections 40

12 October 2018 1:29 PM UN urges action on marking disputed Sudan-South Sudan border

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. A resolution adopted by the UN's most powerful body on Thursday sets out seven specific measures that Sudan and South 25

04 October 2018 3:52 AM UN Security Council heads to DRC ahead of polls

The UN Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence. The UN wants "free, fair and peaceful elections", Karel Van Oosterom, Dutch ambassador to the global organisation said on Wednesday. Van Oosterom 43

03 October 2018 3:56 AM UN bars Nigerian peacekeeper for sexually exploiting woman

A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. The allegations against the Nigerian national date back to February and March 2017, but the woman later withdrew her complaint 26

29 September 2018 9:30 AM Libya seeks UN 'security' support

United Nations, United States, Sept 29, 2018 (AFP) -After a month of militia clashes that left more than 100 people dead, Libya's UN-backed foreign minister on Friday called for the country's UN political mission to transform into a "security and stability" support role. Mohamed Siala, foreign minister of the UN-backed Libyan unity government, did not specify 24

23 September 2018 5:24 PM Busy week ahead for Ramaphosa and his team at the UN

President Cyril Ramaphosa's first meeting on Monday during his maiden visit as head of state tot the United Nations (UN) is a friendly visit to UN secretary-general António Guterres. He arrived in New York on Sunday evening (South African time) on an SAA flight. After their meeting, Ramaphosa will join Guterres for the unveiling of a statue of former 56

30 August 2018 2:15 PM PICS: British Prime Minister May in Kenya to boost economic ties

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday became the first UK leader to visit Kenya in 30 years, bringing security and development funding to East Africa's commercial hub and neighbouring Somalia as Britain seeks to boost economic ties ahead of a bumpy exit from the EU in March. May received a 21-gun salute upon her arrival for talks with President 35

30 August 2018 9:58 AM Russia, Sudan foster deal among C African militia

Russia and Sudan have hosted talks in Khartoum among some of the Central African Republic's rival militias, Central African Republic officials said on Wednesday, while documents showed the groups had signed a preliminary agreement. The meeting in the Sudanese capital on Tuesday unfolded in parallel to an official mediation effort in the troubled Central 32

13 August 2018 7:06 PM UN Security Council urges peaceful transition in DRC

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. The UN's most powerful body issued a statement on Monday welcoming recent steps in the electoral process, including President Joseph 35