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UN arms embargo on CAR extended for year, China abstains

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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday extended a Central African Republic (CAR) arms embargo and targeted sanctions regime for another year, however China...

ISS: Neither the Security Council nor the AU is grasping the...

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Was it irresponsible for the UN to not intervene, considering the AU’s inability to resolve the dispute? Diplomatic efforts to resolve the long-simmering dispute between...

Libyan banking system nearing collapse

Libya’s banking system “will likely collapse” if the country’s parallel central bank branches do not unify and stalled political talks could unravel a ceasefire,...

Afghan neighbours wary of new refugee crisis as violence surges

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani meets regional leaders for talks in Uzbekistan on Thursday as deteriorating security in his country raises fears of a new...

Digital technology growth can create conflict UN hears

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Explosive growth in digital technologies worldwide is opening potential new domains for conflict and the ability of State and non-State actors to attack across...

UN-backed Libya talks fail to reach consensus on elections

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UN-sponsored talks aimed at paving the way for elections in Libya in late December failed to find common ground, the deputy of the United...

UN warns of worsening famine, more clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

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Top UN officials warned the Security Council on Friday that more than 400 000 people in Ethiopia's Tigray were now in famine and that...

ISS: Divisions over peace operations could be the UN–AU partnership’s undoing

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Once a mainstay of good relations, these differences will test the limits of cooperation between the two multilateral bodies. The United Nations (UN) and African...

US tells UN that weekend airstrikes aimed to deter Iran

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The United States told the UN Security Council on Tuesday that it targeted Iran-backed militia in Syria and Iraq with airstrikes to deter the...

UN states agree to $6 billion peacekeeping budget, averting shutdown

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United Nations member states agreed on Tuesday to a budget of some $6 billion for the world body’s 12 peacekeeping missions for the next...

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Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a strong SANDF

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...
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