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U.N. praises Somalia deal on model for electoral process

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised an agreement by Somalia's government on Thursday on a model for the electoral process to establish...

Malawian soldier killed and another wounded in latest DRC rebel attack

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The UN peacekeeper killed in fighting between ADF (Allied Democratic Forces) rebels and MONUSCO's Force Intervention Brigade (FIB) was a Malawian soldier,...

U.N. chief condemns deadly attack in disputed Abyei region

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday condemned an attack in the disputed region of Abyei bordering Sudan and South Sudan that...

Ban on UN 70th anniversary

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Marking the 70th anniversary of the organisation on UN Day on (Saturday, October 24) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said there is only one...

U.N. secretary general condemns killings in Burundi

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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killings of at least 11 people, including a U.N. staff member, in shootings and...

Call for UN peace operations to be reformed

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged immediate action to strengthen the Organisation's peace operations, telling the 193-member UN General Assembly it...

U.N. chief demands South Sudan leaders correct ‘grave mistakes’

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South Sudan's president and a rebel leader accused each other on Tuesday of violating a ceasefire brokered to end a 21-month conflict...

World leaders recommit to UN peacekeeping with 40 000 troops pledged

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US President Barack Obama on Monday told a United Nations (UN) summit that more than 50 countries have pledged some 40 000...

UNMIL mandate extended to end September next year

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The Security Council has extended the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) until September 30 next year as well as authorising a reduction...

UN chief offers support to Nigeria to counter Boko Haram

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged support on Monday for Nigeria's efforts to counter Boko Haram and tackle the causes of militancy in...

Good wishes in short supply for South Sudan on its fourth...

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There have not been any bouquets for South Sudan, the world's youngest nation to mark its fourth year of existence this week....

External review to probe how U.N. handled abuse charges in Africa

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United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon announced on Wednesday that he would set up an external independent review of how the world body...

UN chief: South Sudan leaders failed people, warns of sanctions

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South Sudan's leaders have failed their people by putting their personal ambitions first and if they do not show a willingness to...

Calls for number of soldiers deployed on anti-xenophobia ops to be...

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The outbreak of xenophobic attacks which has seen the military mobilised as part of government's an all-out attempt to normalise the situation...

Hundredth anniversary of first use of chemical weapons

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In a message delivered on his behalf to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to mark the centenary of...

Ban commends mine action successes

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The weekend saw the world mark the 10th anniversary of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action secure...

Secretary-General calls on defence chiefs to back UN peacekeeping

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The first-ever United Nations Chiefs of Defence Conference saw Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appeal to senior military officials for more troop contributions from...

U.N. wants 1,030 more peacekeepers for Central African Republic

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked the U.N. Security Council for 1,030 more peacekeepers for Central African Republic after the mission...

UN chief warns South Sudan’s warring leaders to put people first

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned South Sudan's leaders on Tuesday that they must put the interests of their people above their...

LRA Commander in ICC Netherlands detention centre

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the transfer to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague of senior Lord's Resistance...

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