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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...

Kenya tells UN it will shut two camps with 410 000...

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Kenya said on Thursday it had told the United Nations it will shut by June 2022 two camps holding over 430 000 refugees who...

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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...