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03 January 2019 6:01 PM UN Security Council to discuss Somalia after envoy's ouster

The UN Security Council is due to discuss Somalia days after the country announced it was expelling a UN envoy who raised questions about the arrest of an extremist group defector-turned-political candidate. Thursday's meeting is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Horn of Africa nation, where the UN and the African Union have a joint peacekeeping 35

26 December 2018 11:53 AM Trump wanted others to pay more at UN. No one picked up the tab

President Donald Trump’s promise to save American taxpayers money by getting other countries to contribute more to international organisations has been put to the test at the United Nations. American diplomats in New York lobbied countries including India, Brazil, and Turkey to increase their financial support for the UN’s $6.7bn-a-year peacekeeping 102

18 November 2018 7:12 AM DRC rebels attack, burn homes near UN base in east

Democratic Republic of Congo's army spokesperson says rebels have burned homes and a car in a neighbourhood in the east of the country where UN peacekeeping forces have a base. The attack late on Friday into Saturday comes days after eight UN peacekeepers and at least 12 Congolese soldiers were killed in a joint military operation against the Allied 39

08 November 2018 3:00 PM UN vows to tackle DRC rebels, contain Ebola

The head of the United Nations' peacekeeping operations has vowed to do more with Democratic Republic of Congo's government to help improve security in the country's east, where attacks by rebels are affecting efforts to contain an Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 150 people. The UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said on Wednesday the UN "will 41

28 October 2018 5:16 AM Two UN peacekeepers killed, others hurt, in dual Mali attacks: UN

Two UN peacekeepers were killed and "several others" wounded in two attacks in central and northern Mali on Saturday, the United Nations mission in the country said. In a statement the MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said Blue Helmets had "repelled a complex attack" at dawn at its base in Ber, in the Timbuktu region, launched from several trucks armed with "rocket 40

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 44

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 61

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 44

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 59

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 41