UN set to threaten arms embargo on South Sudan (14.03.2018)

The U.N. Security Council is expected to adopt on Thursday a U.S.-drafted resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against those blocking efforts to end one of Africa's worst wars.

Thousands of migrants return home safely from Libya as part of UN-supported programme (13.03.2018)

Since last November, 10,171 migrants have safely returned from Libya, the United Nations migration agency announced Tuesday, crediting the achievement to a scale up of its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) programme.

Burundi ruling party titles Nkurunziza 'visionary' ahead of referendum (13.03.2018)

The country is due to hold a referendum in May on whether to amend the constitution to extend presidential terms to seven years from five. The proposed changes would limit the president to two consecutive terms but would not take into account previous terms, potentially extending Nkurunziza's rule...

Congo opposition groups unite at meeting in South Africa (12.03.2018)

A top Congolese opposition leader and other figures opposed to longtime President Joseph Kabila met in South Africa on Monday to build a coalition ahead of long-delayed elections in the turbulent, resource-rich country. (D)elegates … said they would work together to elect Moise Katumbi, who fled...

Nigerian president plans to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls (12.03.2018)

Nigeria's presidency said on Monday it plans to negotiate for the release of 110 girls abducted from a school in the northeastern town of Dapchi last month, rather than use a military operation to free them by force. … Nigeria is grappling with an insurgency by Boko Haram that has killed at least...

South Sudan's media regulator suspends U.N.-owned radio (09.03.2018)

South Sudan has suspended the operations of Radio Miraya, which is owned by the U.N. Mission in the country, for failing to comply with media laws, the media regulator said on Friday.

UN warns of spike in displacement amid funding shortfall (09.03.2018)

Since the last quarter of 2017, violence carried out by armed groups in the DRC has caused a spike in the number of the displaced, to more than 4.5 million. Due to lack of funding and access, a majority have yet to be reached with aid.

European Union ready to impose South Sudan arms ban (08.03.2018)

The European Union (EU) is ready to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan if the parties to the conflict disregard the peace deal, an official said. German ambassador Jan Hendrrik van Thiel told the press in Juba that the EU would join other concerned states in imposing targeted sanctions and arms...

DR Congo presidential election on track – Prime Minister (08.03.2018)

An election in the Democratic Republic of Congo to replace President Joseph Kabila remains on course for late December Prime Minister, Bruno Tshibala, said.

The impact of new funding uncertainties on AMISOM (07.03.2018)

A new report by the Institute for Security Studies reveals how funding uncertainties in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have heightened the debate on external support for the mission; raised concerns over AMISOM’s achievements after 10 years of operations and spurred the development...