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Over 1 000 people, mostly Tigrayans, detained in Ethiopia in a...

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At least 1 000 people, mostly ethnic Tigrayans, have been detained in cities across Ethiopia in the past week, the United Nations said on...

US confronts Russia as UN renews Central Africa peacekeepers

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Russia and China abstained in a UN Security Council vote on Friday to extend a UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR)...

Tigrayan forces say they will ‘hunt down’ foreign mercenaries

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Rebellious Tigrayan forces threatened on Friday to "hunt down" foreigners they said were supporting the Ethiopian government as mercenaries and technical experts in a...

Ethiopia says UN staff will face penalties if they break the...

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Ethiopian staff working for the United Nations or African Union do not live “in space” and will be punished for any lawbreaking, the government...

Ethiopian authorities detain more than 70 UN drivers, amid reports of...

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Ethiopian authorities have detained more than 70 drivers working with the United Nations, a UN spokesperson said, amid international alarm over reported widespread arrests...

UN rights body agrees to monitor Sudan violations

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The United Nations human rights council on Friday adopted a British-led resolution on Sudan condemning the military coup and appointing an expert to monitor...

Sudanese talks make progress, source says, as international pressure grows

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Talks between Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and the leaders of an 25 October military coup are making progress, a source close to Hamdok...

Ongoing Tigray conflict slammed by EU and UN

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The European Union and United Nations this week came out strongly against the year-long conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray with one organisation warning “the catastrophic...

Joint UN, Ethiopia rights team: all sides committed abuses in Tigray

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All sides fighting in the war in Ethiopia's northern region of Tigray committed violations that may amount to war crimes, according to a joint...

UN says Central African Republic soldiers wounded ten Egyptian peacekeepers

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The United Nations mission in Central African Republic on Tuesday accused the country's presidential guard of opening fire on unarmed Egyptian peacekeepers and wounding...

UN urges Mali to end hereditary slavery

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UN human rights experts on Friday called on Mali to crack down on hereditary slavery after a series of violent attacks against people born...

UN urgently needs cash in Afghanistan, but struggles for solution

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The United Nations cannot get enough cash into Afghanistan to deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people on the brink of starvation and is...

SADC executive secretary talks peace with top UN Africa official

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Just two months into the most senior position in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) as executive secretary, Elias Magosi this week virtually met...

‘An epidemic’ of coups, UN chief laments, urging Security Council to...

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UN chief Antonio Guterres assailed what he called "an epidemic of coup d'états" on Tuesday and urged the Security Council to act to effectively...

ISS: Somalia needs AMISOM, but the jury is still out

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Despite detailed reviews and proposals by the AU and the UN, AMISOM’s future remains far from clear. The end of 2021 was the deadline for...

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...

Don’t send migrants back to unsafe countries, pope says, citing Libya

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Pope Francis on Sunday urged countries not to send migrants back to insecure countries such as Libya, where he said many suffer violent and...

UN plane aborts landing as air strike hits Ethiopia’s Tigray

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An Ethiopian government air strike on the capital of the northern Tigray region on Friday forced a UN flight carrying aid workers to abort...

Damascus bomb kills 14, then army shells fall on rebel area...

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A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in...

More problems coming for Great Lakes region

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A top UN official maintains Africa’s Great Lakes region is at a crossroads Huang Xia, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’ special envoy, told the UN Security Council,...

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