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Challenges ahead for the AU roadmap on the CAR (12.10.2017)

The African Union (AU) is making a renewed effort to help the Central African Republic (CAR) to its feet after having withdrawn from the country in 2014 and handed operations over to the United Nations (UN). The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is meeting on 16 October 2017 to discuss the...

Many Nigerians displaced by Boko Haram fighting not ready to return home (12.10.2017)

The vast majority of almost 2 million Nigerians driven from their homes by the conflict with Boko Haram cannot return because of a lack of security, an aid agency said on Wednesday.

No Congo election until mid-2019, vote commission says, angering opposition (11.10.2017)

An election to replace Congolese President Joseph Kabila cannot take place before April 2019, the electoral commission said, a delay that the opposition said would cause an impatient population to "take matters into its own hands." The schedule outlined by the electoral commission would torpedo an...

New allegation of sexual abuse surfaces at UN mission in Central African Republic (11.10.2017)

United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

Security Council endorses UN plan on restarting political process (10.10.2017)

The Security Council today endorsed the United Nations’ action plan to resume an inclusive political process in Libya. In a Presidential Statement, the 15-member body strongly urged all Libyans to work together in a spirit of compromise and to engage constructively in the inclusive political...

EU aims to reopen embassy in Libya (10.10.2017)

The European Union is seeking to reopen its embassy in Libya pending security conditions, officials said on Tuesday, offering further political support for the Tripoli government struggling to establish control.

Liberia heads to the polls in high-stakes presidential race (10.10.2017)

Liberia has started voting in an election to replace President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa's first elected female leader. The election is set to be the country's first democratic transition of power in over 70 years.

Security Council condemns attack on UN mission base in DR Congo (10.10.2017)

The United Nations Security Council has called on the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to investigate into, and bring to justice those behind Monday’s attack on a peacekeeping mission base in North Kivu that resulted in the deaths of two “blue helmets.”

South Sudan to start re-integrating ex-rebels into national army (09.10.2017)

The South Sudanese government says it plans to start re-integrating former armed opposition fighters (SPLA-IO) in Northern Liech state into the country’s national army (SPLA).

UNAMID, Central Darfur government discuss opening of new base in Golo (08.10.2017)

The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Sunday said the Mission’s Joint Special Representative, Jeremiah Mamabolo has discussed with the governor of Central Darfur the opening of a temporary base in Golo area, Jebel Marra.