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Ramaphosa calls for UNSC reform

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa wants the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) “urgently reformed” so it can credibly and effectively meet its mandate, SAnews...

Volatile DRC situation discussed at UN Security Council

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The recent spate of violence in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is, according to a senior United Nations (UN) official entrusted with African...

UN Security Council slams M23 attack in DR Congo

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An M23 attack on MONUSCO and FARDC forces in DR Congo’s North Kivu province has been “strongly condemned” by the United Nations (UN) Security...

New alliance wants to oust Ethiopia’s PM by talks or force

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A newly-formed alliance of Ethiopian opposition factions set a goal on Friday of bringing down Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed by force or negotiation to...

ISS: Does Russia influence Africa on the UN Security Council?

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Research suggests that the links are overstated, especially compared to Africa’s voting patterns with other council members. Over the past two decades, Russia has aimed...

ISS: Africa must get on board as world attention turns to...

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The African Union should up its engagements as the UN Security Council takes the lead on maritime security debates. Coastal states and the shipping industry...

Mali tells UN it will confirm post-coup election date in December

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Mali's interim authorities will confirm a date for post-coup elections after national reform consultations in December, a representative of a UN Security Council delegation...

UN Security Council asked to authorise more troops for Mali mission

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United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked the Security Council to authorise additional troops for the peacekeeping mission in Mali in response to rising...

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

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UN Security Council members on Thursday backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of a...

Arab states call on UN Security Council to meet over Ethiopian...

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Arab states are calling on the UN Security Council to discuss the dispute over Ethiopia's plan to fill a giant dam it is building...

US pushes UN Security Council to publicly address Ethiopia’s Tigray

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Thursday pushed for the UN Security Council to meet publicly on Ethiopia’s conflict-torn Tigray region,...

UN Security Council concerned over election impasse in Somalia – US...

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The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday expressed concern over a standoff in Somalia on holding new elections, the United States’ top UN diplomat...

ISS: South Africa’s UN Security Council term has ended – now...

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The country’s next steps on foreign policy will be crucial for its role in multilateral institutions. In December 2020, South Africa ended its two-year term...

UN chief to foreign forces: ‘Leave the Libyans alone’

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The UN Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called for thousands of foreign fighters and mercenaries to immediately leave Libya, with Guterres...

Speech: Naledi Pandor on South Africa’s tenure in the UNSC and...

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Address by Dr Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, on the occasion of the Chatham House London Virtual Engagement, 20 January 2020. Head...

Darfur displaced fearful as UN peacekeepers hand over to local forces

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Ahlam Hamid fled from her home in Sudan’s Darfur region 17 years ago when government troops and militiamen, some on horseback, raided her village...

Strengthening cooperation between the UNSC and the AU

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union to speed up deliberations to ensure that peacekeeping operations on...

UN Security Council president dismisses US sanctions move on Iran

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The president of the UN Security Council, Indonesia, said on Tuesday it was “not in the position to take further action” on a US...

After second round of voting, Kenya wins spot on UN Security...

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Kenya was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti in a second-round of voting by the 193-member General Assembly after an...

ISS: SA ends its first big act on the UN Security...

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By 31 October, South Africa will have completed the first of its two presidency months as an elected member of the United Nations Security...

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