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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...

ISS: South Africa proves its mettle on the UN Security Council

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South Africa is six months into its third term on a highly divided United Nations Security Council (UNSC). How has it fared and where...

CAR insecurity threatens wider region UN hears

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Rising violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) threatens to spill into neighbouring countries creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned, urging...

ISS: Can South Africa make a difference on a fractured Security...

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South Africa was once ‘a giant in the world and our reputation was well known, because of what we represented', says the...

ISS: SA returns to the UN Security Council with a new...

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By happy coincidence, South Africa will take a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council next year with Cyril Ramaphosa at...

UN Security Council on Somali piracy

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While acts of piracy and armed robbery at sea off the coast of Somalia have subsided substantially, the United Nations Security Council...

US wary of push for West African anti-terror force

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The United States is wary of a French push for the UN Security Council to authorise a West African force to combat...

UN Security council diplomats expected in South Sudan this week

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UN Security Council diplomats are expected to visit South Sudan this week, a foreign affairs ministry spokesman said on Wednesday without giving...

Islamic State expands control in Libya – UN report

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Islamic State has greatly expanded its control over territory in Libya and the militants are claiming to be the key defence for...

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,...

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...

Russia to hold special Middle East meeting at UN Security Council

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Russia will hold a special ministerial meeting at the United Nations Security Council on September 30 to discuss conflicts in the Middle...

West, Africa trade barbs on U.N. appeal against illicit small arms

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Western and African members of the U.N. Security Council criticized each other on Friday after the 15-nation body narrowly passed a resolution...

UN DRC mission extended but with reduced troop numbers

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The Security Council passed a resolution renewing the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo...

U.N. Security Council sets up South Sudan sanctions regime

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The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday established a sanctions regime for South Sudan but stopped short of imposing worldwide travel bans and...

African states to seek U.N. mandate to fight Boko Haram

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African nations threatened by Nigeria's Boko Haram will seek U.N. Security Council authorisation for a multinational force to take on the Islamist...

U.N. Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya turmoil

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The U.N. Security Council on Saturday welcomed Libyan peace negotiations held in Geneva this week but warned the North African state it...

Mali peace process at a crucial stage

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Progress in the political process in Mali over the last three months has been "fairly modest", with fighting continuing despite talks in...

UN South Sudan mission to stay on until May next year

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Yet another indicator of Africa's instability comes with the UN announcement that it will extend its mission in South Sudan for a...

Security Council adopts first ever resolution on UN police operations

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The United Nations Security Council has adopted its first-ever resolution focusing on the world body's policing operations, stressing their invaluable contribution to...

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