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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...

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...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...