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Agreement reached to end Tigray hostilities

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Ten days of reported “intense negotiations” ended in the South African administrative capital Pretoria with agreement to end over two years of hostilities between...

Ethiopia/Tigray talking peace in South Africa

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South Africa, at the behest of continental body the African Union (AU), is hosting talks to find “a peaceful and sustainable solution” to ongoing...

Taliban say committed to Afghan peace talks, want ‘genuine Islamic system’

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The Taliban said on Sunday they were committed to peace talks, adding they wanted a "genuine Islamic system" in Afghanistan that would make provisions...

Afghan counter attack overshadows peace talks

Afghan security forces launched a counter offensive in the south against Taliban fighters, officials said, as fighting raged for a third day in a...

Code of conduct for Afghan/Taliban peace talks

Taliban and Afghan government-backed negotiators agreed on a broad code of conduct to advance the intra-Afghan peace talks in Qatar, even as key differences...

Afghan peace talks start in Doha

Afghanistan and Taliban peace talks negotiators held a first direct session on Tuesday in Doha as the warring sides try to work out an...

Libya ceasefire talks going in “right direction”

Ceasefire talks between Libya’s warring sides are going in the “right direction” while hitting hurdles over arms embargo violations and a truce declared last...

Libya oilfield blockades overshadow truce talks

Foreign powers agreed at a summit in Berlin to shore up a shaky truce in Libya, but the meeting was overshadowed by blockades of...

Past EU diplomatic inaction hampering Libyan peace deal

After war broke out again in Libya last year, a special team of EU diplomats in Tripoli was forced back to Tunisia to do...

Libyan peace talks fall short

Libya’s warring leaders made progress at indirect peace talks in Moscow but failed to agree an open-ended ceasefire to end a nine-month war over...

Taliban ready to talk after Trump visit

The Taliban are ready to restart peace talks with the United States, a day after President Donald Trump visited US troops in Afghanistan and...

Lesotho saluted for progress on peace talks

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President Cyril Ramaphosa applauded progress in efforts to restore peace in Lesotho. Speaking at the final Plenary of the Multi-Stakeholder National Dialogue on national reforms...

Peace efforts in South Sudan stall

South Sudan’s main opposition accused government of failing to push through a peace deal and called for a six-month delay in the formation of...

Obstacles in Sudan peace talks

Peace talks between key rebel groups and the Sudanese government hit an obstacle when a group said it will not sit down for talks...

Sudan peace talks underway in Juba

Sudan’s ruling council and rebel leaders started peace talks to end the country’s multiple conflicts, a key condition for the country’s removal from the...

Mistrust taints Cameroon peace talks

General Capture and Destroy stepped to the microphone and in an impassioned speech to the media urged fellow separatist fighters to lay down arms...

Cameroon peace talks falter

Government-led talks to end a two-year-old separatist insurgency in Cameroon faltered before they began on Monday as separatists and opposition politicians boycotted the event....

Sudan PM to join Juba peace talks

New Sudan Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will head to South Sudan for peace talks between the ruling sovereign council and rebel leaders, the information...

Swiss government to mediate Cameroon peace talks

Switzerland agreed to mediate talks between Cameroonian authorities and separatists in a bid to end escalating violence in the country’s Anglophone regions, the Swiss...

ISS: New hopes for South Sudan’s peace process

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Nearly two years since their last meeting, rival leaders President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar met face to face on 20...

Rocky Syria talks in Russia end, ignore key opposition demands

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A Syrian peace conference in Russia ended on Tuesday with a statement calling for democratic elections, but ignoring key opposition demands after...

Rocky start for Syria talks in Russia as some delegates refuse...

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A Syrian peace conference in Russia got off to a rocky start on Tuesday after some delegates opposed to President Bashar al-Assad...

Syrian opposition aims for Assad’s removal in Geneva talks

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The Syrian opposition delegation at peace talks in Geneva is aiming for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad and plans to engage...

U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October or November

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The United Nations hopes for a "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, U.N....

Syrian army announces ceasefire in south ahead of Astana talks

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The Syrian army said on Monday it would suspend combat operations in southern Syria until Thursday ahead of a new round of...

Syria’s warring sides trade insults after Geneva talks

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Negotiators from Syria's government and opposition traded insults on Friday, calling each other "terrorists" and "adolescents" after an eight-day round of peace...

U.N. chief urges Burundi parties to participate in peace talks

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The United Nations has called on political parties in Burundi to commit fully to peace talks to resolve a two-year old political...

Syria’s warring sides face off as U.N. tells them – end...

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Opposing sides in the Syrian war came face-to-face in U.N. peace talks for the first time in three years on Thursday, to...

ISS: Divide and rule?

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The most charitable interpretation one can put on Benjamin Mkapa's Burundi peace talks is that they are a desperate grope in the...

Burundi opposition group ready to attend new peace talks

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A Burundi opposition group that includes politicians in exile said on Tuesday it was ready to attend any new round of peace...

Key powers mull possible federal division of Syria

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Major powers close to UN-brokered peace talks on Syria are discussing the possibility of a federal division of the war-torn country that...

UN aims to restart Syria peace talks on March 9

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The United Nations will delay the next round of Syria peace talks by two days to allow the cessation of hostilities in...

Scant hope of Syria peace breakthrough as Russia pounds rebels

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Major powers meeting in Germany on Thursday aim to revive Syria peace efforts, but with Russia backing a government push for a...

U.N. envoy says deal very close between Libya’s warring factions

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Libya's warring factions are very close to a deal on forming a unity government and could sign a long-awaited accord in a...

New U.N. envoy pushes Libya factions to sign peace deal

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The new United Nations envoy to Libya on Sunday urged warring factions to sign up to a previously negotiated agreement for a...

Libya peace talks hit snag over proposed deal amendments

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Delegates for Libya's internationally recognised government said on Tuesday it was recalling its team from U.N.-backed peace talks with rivals, complaining about...

Libya factions restart peace talks, deadline draws near

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Libya's warring factions began a round of U.N.-backed negotiations on Thursday in an attempt to end their conflict, with the U.N. envoy...

UN sees Libya talks entering final mile, eyes Sept. 20 deal

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Talks aimed at uniting Libya's two warring governments are entering the final stretch and there is hope of signing a deal on...

Libya’s Tripoli group delays joining peace talks after official quits

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Delegates for Libya's rival government in Tripoli will hold off joining peace talks that were due to start on Thursday until they...

Leading Tripoli negotiator quits a day before new Libya peace talks

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A senior negotiator from one of Libya's two parliaments on Wednesday quit U.N.-sponsored talks on forming a unity government a day before...

Tripoli parliament stays away from signing of Libya peace agreement

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Some Libyan warring factions signed an initial United Nations-sponsored agreement on Sunday to form a unity government and end fighting, but a...

Libyan factions sit at the same table in U.N. peace talks

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Officials from Libya's rival parliaments sat down at the same table for the first time on Sunday at the latest round of...

Libya’s elected parliament backs UN peace plan, with amendments

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Libya's elected parliament has voted to stay in United Nations peace talks after calling for amendments to a proposed power-sharing deal aimed...

U.N. hands Libya’s warring factions unity government proposal

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United Nations negotiators on Monday handed Libya's warring factions a draft proposal for forming a unity government in an attempt to end...

Libyan unity talks resume as UN warns that time is running...

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Libyan politicians and activists resumed talks on Wednesday, aimed at forming a unity government to end the power struggle between two rival...

UN Libya envoy says ‘difficult to be optimistic’ about peace deal

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The United Nations Libya mediator said on Wednesday it was "difficult to be optimistic" a peace deal could be reached, but the...

Air strikes near Tripoli as U.N. peace talks on Libya due...

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Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government carried out air strikes on Wednesday near the capital Tripoli, which is controlled by its...

Libya’s elected parliament asks U.N. to postpone peace talks by a...

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Libya's elected parliament has asked the United Nations to postpone talks intended to end a power struggle for one week to allow...

South Sudan peace talks adjourn with no deal

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Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels adjourned on Friday and there was no date set for the next meeting, a...

Libyan factions hold peace talks in Morocco

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Libya's warring factions held United Nations-backed talks on Thursday in an effort to end a conflict between two rival governments that threatens...