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At least 40 migrants drown in shipwreck off Tunisia

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At least 40 migrants drowned in a shipwreck off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Italy, United Nations and Tunisian officials...

Eritrea admits presence in Ethiopia’s Tigray, tells UN withdrawing

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Eritrea told the United Nations Security Council on Friday that it has agreed to start withdrawing its troops from Ethiopia's Tigray region, acknowledging publicly...

Mozambicans fleeing insurgency risk radicalisation, UN fears

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Mozambicans uprooted by a jihadist insurgency have the potential to become radicalised themselves if they lack basic essentials and root causes of the conflict...

UN rights chief agrees to Ethiopia request for joint Tigray inquiry

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United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet has agreed to an Ethiopian request for a joint investigation in the country’s northern Tigray region, where...

Closed highway and dangerous desert detour underline challenges to Libyan peace

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Libyans watching a peace process nearing a critical phase this week in Switzerland need only try driving from one side of their country to...

UN Security Council approves new UN Libya mediator

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The United Nations Security Council approved on Friday the appointment of veteran diplomat Jan Kubis as the UN Libya envoy, diplomats said, nearly a...

UN calls for probe into Cameroon army attack on civilians

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The United Nations on Thursday called for an investigation after Reuters reported that Cameroonian soldiers opened fire on fleeing civilians during a weekend raid,...

Algeria rejects Trump’s stance on Western Sahara

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Algeria on Saturday rejected a decision by outgoing US President Donald Trump to recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, saying the step would undermine...

Number of women in jail soars, despite global push to cut...

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The number of women in jail globally has soared by 17% in a decade, despite leaders’ pledges to put fewer women behind bars for...

Strengthening cooperation between the UNSC and the AU

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on the United Nations (UN) and the African Union to speed up deliberations to ensure that peacekeeping operations on...

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Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...
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