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Kibaki urges WFP to resume operations in Somalia

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According to Kenya State House governmental website, Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has urged the World Food Programme (WFP) to reconsider its decision...

UN agrees to hand over Bissau coup suspect

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The United Nations has agreed to hand over to Guinea-Bissau authorities a former navy chief accused of leading a failed 2008 coup...

Former Guinea-Bissau Navy Chief returns after failed coup

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A former Guinea-Bissau Navy chief who fled the country after being implicated in a failed 2008 coup has returned and is staying...

Analysis: Algeria violence drops, Qaeda threat shifts south

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An unprecedented lull in Islamist militant violence in Algeria suggests al Qaeda's North African branch is shifting its campaign of ambushes, bombings...

More than 150 killed in Congo attacks this week: UN

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More than 150 people were killed last week in fighting between government troops and armed groups in the Equateur province of Democratic...

UN website details peacekeeper sex abuse claims

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The United Nations unveiled a website aimed at improving transparency about sexual misconduct allegations and other charges leveled against members of its...

UN Council to put sanctions on Eritrea: diplomats

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UN Security Council members have agreed to impose an arms embargo on Eritrea this month, as well as travel bans and asset...

Security Council extends UN mission in Burundi

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The Security Council extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for full support for next year's elections...

UN council exempts Liberia govt from arms embargo

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The UN Security Council exempted the government of Liberia from an arms embargo slapped on the West African country six years ago...

UN Military delegation from NY visits the DRC

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A high level Military delegation from New York led by Major General Abhijit Guha, deputy Military advisor to the UN's Department of...

Criticized UN-backed Congo operation to shut down

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An UN-backed military operation in eastern Congo in which government soldiers are accused of massacring hundreds of civilians will end this month,...

UN envoy welcomes international help for Somali government

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The top United Nations envoy to Somalia welcomed the announcement of a meeting tomorrow of over 30 countries, known as the International...

Mali plans to send military experts to Somalia.

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The African Union Peacekeeping Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) says the government of Mali is considering sending military experts to the headquarters of...

UN experts get threats in inquiry into Somalia

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United Nations experts investigating whether Somali businessmen are funnelling aid money to terrorist groups have recently received death threats warning them to...

UN suspends cooperation with DRC army units

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United Nations peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have suspended logistical or other support for units of the National...

Congo army retakes stronghold of western uprising

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Government troops have retaken the stronghold of a local uprising in western Congo that has prompted around 145 000 people to flee...

Ethiopia rebels spread jitters in oil region

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A rebel group's claims to have captured seven towns and killed 1000 soldiers in fierce fighting in Ethiopia's oil-producing Ogaden region are...

Protection force urgently needed in Guinea: ECOWAS

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Guinea, whose military leader was the target of a botched assassination attempt last week, needs a West African protection force urgently, an...

Zimbabwe “blood diamonds” dispute breaks out at UN

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The United States, the EU and other Western powers blasted the UN General Assembly for ignoring Zimbabwe's reported failure to comply with...

IAEA head to visit Nigeria

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New UN nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano will visit Nigeria next week for his first official trip, a choice aimed at wooing...

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