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EU calls for expanded arms embargo on South Sudan (17.12.2014)

The European Union has slapped an arms embargo on South Sudan over its failure to resolve the country’s ongoing conflict, calling on the international community to also consider taking tougher action.

Somalia's former prime minister nominated to post again (17.12.2014)

Somalia's president nominated a former government chief, Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke, on Wednesday to become prime minister again, hoping to end a period of political turmoil during which two men have been pushed out of the job in less than a year.

UN mission encouraged by “step in the right direction” towards dialogue (17.12.2014)

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said today that it is encouraged by the positive response it has received to its invitation for a UN-convened Libyan political dialogue.

African leaders urge West to act on Libya (17.12.2014)

African leaders have urged the West to intervene in crisis-hit Libya and prevent instability from spreading across the Sahel and destabilising fragile regional governments. Speaking at an African security summit in Senegal on Tuesday, leaders from Libya's neighbours called on NATO to help stem the...

Congo: ending the status quo – new ICG briefing (17.12.2014)

In its latest briefing, Congo: Ending the Status Quo, the International Crisis Group examines the reasons behind the present stalemate and outlines possibilities to end it.

UN: Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan war (16.12.2014)

The UN Security Council blamed South Sudan's "man-made political, security and humanitarian catastrophe" on ist feuding leaders on Monday, as the world body threatened targeted sanctions against those impeding the peace process.

Libyans obstructing peace may face sanctions, EU says (16.12.2014)

The European Union is ready to consider sanctions, if necessary, on people obstructing a political solution in Libya, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Tuesday.

Congo M23 rebels 'on the run in Uganda ahead of handover' (16.12.2014)

More than 1,500 Congolese ex-rebels have gone on the run in Uganda ahead of their handover to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the group's leader, Bertrand Bisimwa, has told the BBC.

Security Council extends mandate of UN Liberia mission (15.12.2014)

Recognizing that grappling with the Ebola outbreak has slowed the Liberian Government’s efforts to advance certain governance and national reforms, the Security Council today extended the United Nations mission in the country (UNMIL), tailoring its mandate to focus on civilian protection,...

UN brigade will need to "neutralise" Congo rebels- chief (15.12.2014)

Only a few of Rwanda's FDLR rebels operating in eastern Congo have laid down their arms before a January deadline, meaning that U.N. troops will launch operations against the group next month, the U.N.'s peacekeeping chief said on Monday.