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Russians accused of Central African Republic abuses in UN report

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Russian military instructors and Central African Republic (CAR) troops targeted civilians with excessive force, indiscriminate killings, occupation of schools and large-scale looting, according to...

Terrorist threats persist and diversify – Guterres

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The worldwide fight against terrorism continues with advances made. At the same time threats “persist and diversify” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the world...

UNICEF accuses Ethiopian troops of targeting its Tigray office

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The UN children’s agency on Monday accused Ethiopian government troops of dismantling satellite equipment in UNICEF’s office in the country’s Tigray region and violating...

Strengthening UN peacekeepers’ conduct

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South Africa, acknowledged by the UN for adoption of best practices to deal with sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) in its military, was one...

‘Stop denying racism, start dismantling it,’ UN rights chief says

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Nations should "start dismantling racism" and prosecute law enforcement officials for unlawful killings, the UN human rights chief said on Monday, denouncing systemic racism...

South African insight and plans on SEA shared with top UN...

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South Africa’s progressive attitude and work in minimising and hopefully eliminating sexual abuse and exploitation (SEA) in military ranks will be acknowledged by the...

Haiti gang leader launches ‘revolution’ as violence escalates

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One of Haiti's most powerful gang leaders warned this week he was launching a revolution against the country's business and political elites, signaling a...

Death toll from recent capsizing off Yemen may have been 300...

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A UN official said on Thursday as many as 300 migrants may have died in a recent capsizing of a boat off Yemen's coast. United...

Northeast Nigeria insurgency has killed almost 350 000 – UN

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Northeast Nigeria’s conflict with Islamist insurgencies had killed nearly 350 000 people as of the end of 2020, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)...

More than 8 500 children used as soldiers in 2020: UN

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More than 8 500 children were used as soldiers last year in various conflicts across the world and nearly 2 700 others were killed,...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...