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CAR’s human rights situation improving - UN (25.06.2015)

A UN independent expert on human rights, Marie Therese Keita Bokouma, who regularly visits Central African Republic (CAR) over the past two years, has noted a positive evolution on the situation of human rights in the countryAccording to her, the latest positive development came as a result of the...

Burundi Vice-President flees country (25.06.2015)

One of Burundi's vice-presidents has fled saying that he could not support the third-term bid of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

African Union extends UNAMID mandate, calls to resume talks on exit strategy (24.06.2015)

The African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) on Wednesday has extended for an additional period of 12 months the mandate of the African Union United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and called for the resumption of talks on an exit strategy.

HoR approves 4th UNSMIL draft but with changes (24.06.2015)

The House of Representatives ended ist discussions early this morning today on the fouth draft presented by the UN-brokered Dialogue process, agreeing to approve it but with significant changes.

UN: DRC rebel group weakened in joint operation (24.06.2015)

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, joint operations by the Congolese army and the United Nations mission MONUSCO have weakened one of the most active rebel groups in the country. The mission chief said Wednesday that about a quarter of the combatants with the FRPI rebel group have been taken out...

Burundi government rejoins UN-led crisis talks (24.06.2015)

Burundi's government on Wednesday joined a fresh round of UN-led talks hoped to broker peace between rival parties following weeks of violence and ahead of elections on Monday. It comes one day after the ruling CNDD-FDD party slammed the talks as a diversion "aimed to disrupt the elections."

UN’s Mali mission needs regional focus to support peace process (23.06.2015)

The United Nations Security Council will soon extend the mandate of the UN’s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Two years after its establishment, the mission remains deeply challenged and increasingly under threat. This poses significant questions about how it...

UN wants truce observers in Mali, urges sanctions for violators (23.06.2015)

The United Nations wants to send 40 military observers to Mali to monitor ceasefires agreed between an alliance of Tuareg-led rebels and the Malian government, and urged the U.N. Security Council to consider blacklisting people who violate the deal. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recommended in...

Libya's air force warns Europe over naval plan for migrants (23.06.2015)

The air force commander of Libya's internationally recognised government has warned European countries that any vessels entering Libyan waters without permission would be targeted by air strikes.

UN Libya envoy meets with armed groups in support of political agreement (23.06.2015)

“The cooperation of the armed groups is crucial for restoring peace and stability to Libya,” said Mr. León in Misrata, attended by representatives of the Municipal Council. He expressed the hope of convening the security track of the dialogue soon to draw a detailed plan for the implementation of...