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World facing greatest number of conflicts since 1945 – UN

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The world is facing highest number of violent conflicts since 1945, from Yemen to Syria, Myanmar and Sudan and now the catastrophic war in...

Mozambique: Thousands continue to flee violence in Cabo Delgado

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One year after brutal attacks by suspected Al Shabab militants began in northern Mozambique, thousands continue to flee ongoing violence in Cabo Delgado province,...

ISS: Could joint AU-UN mediation break Sudan’s stalemate?

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Mediation in Sudan’s broken political transition is yet to bring stability to the country. Attempts by the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU)...

Ramaphosa points to UN “weaknesses”

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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa maintains the Russia/Ukraine conflict “demonstrates weaknesses in the structure, practices and architecture of the United Nations (UN)”. He put this...

Ramaphosa defends SA stance at UN on Russia/Ukraine conflict

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Responding to criticism of South Africa’s abstention from voting in last week’s United Nations (UN) General Assembly Russia/Ukraine vote, President Cyril Ramaphosa said it...

SA slated for abstaining from UN vote against Russia

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Condemnation from one political party and another telling government to ensure its own house is in order before pointing fingers are current reactions to...

UN sanctions not blunt instruments

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United Nations (UN) Security Council (SC) sanctions are no longer blunt instruments having transformed since the 1990s into “a vital tool” minimising negative consequences...

UN Security Council adopts resolution to keep Somali pirates at bay

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The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution to combat the continuing threat of piracy off the coast of Somalia, as shipping and protection...

Three UN staff injured in attack in eastern Congo

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Three United Nations staff members were injured when their vehicle came under fire in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, their agency said. Unidentified...

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...

UN accuses Congo army of beating human rights defender to death

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The United Nations on Monday accused Democratic Republic of Congo’s army of beating to death a human rights activist protesting illegal taxes in the...

MAG Aerospace awarded UN contract for ISR aircraft in Mali

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The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali (Minusma) has contracted US-based MAG Aerospace to provide fixed wing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. The United...

Ethiopian army starts ground attack on rebellious Tigray forces – regional...

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Ethiopia's national army launched a ground offensive against forces from the northern region of Tigray on Monday, the region's ruling Tigray People's Liberation Front...

Migrants in Libya fearful and angry after crackdown and killings

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Hundreds of migrants and refugees waited outside a United Nations centre in Tripoli on Sunday to seek help in escaping Libya after what aid...

UNODC commends Nigeria for its fight against maritime crime

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The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has commended the Government of Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and...

UN condemns Ethiopia expulsions, says 5.2 million need aid in Tigray

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The United Nations on Friday condemned Ethiopia's announcement that it was expelling seven senior UN officials, and voiced concern for 5.2 million people in...

UN condemns violence and looting in SA

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The United Nations (UN) in South Africa has condemned the wave of violence and looting sweeping parts of the country, and says it supports...

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...

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...

Second blast hits Congo’s Beni city on Sunday

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A suspected bomber was blown up when his improvised explosive device went off in a busy intersection of the Democratic Republic of Congo eastern...

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