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The UN human rights chief accused Congolese authorities on Thursday of taking an "extremely confrontational position" towards anti-government protesters and urged them to seek dialogue with the opposition.
The State Council has declared what is calls the “non-existance” of the House of Representatives (HoR) as envisaged by the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA). As a result, it says, it will take over full legislative authority until the HoR succeeds in holding a quorate session.
What’s next for the Central African Republic? (20.09.2016)
Rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR) are regrouping and up to 20 people have been killed in recent attacks. Peace continues to elude the CAR two years after a UN peacekeeping mission there was launched.
UN investigators looking into the alleged torture and murder of government opponents in Burundi have drawn up a list of suspects who should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, they said on Tuesday.
Authorities of the newly created Gbudue state in Western Equatoria region have allowed patrol teams of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) to operate freely in the state following earlier restrictions.
Police in Kinshasa have fired teargas to disperse demonstrators calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down. Protesters have set up barricades and torched cars on one of the main roads in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital, a BBC correspondent says.
[…] In response to the situation, the Mission said that it has reinforced its military presence in the affected areas and deployed UN peacekeepers to strengthen the security situation. It also said that is also deploying a human rights team from capital Bangui to assess the situation.
At least 20 people have been killed in fighting between rival rebel groups in the Central African Republic, the UN mission in the country says. UN peacekeepers said they had intervened to stop further violence in the northern town of Kaga Bandoro, near where the killings happened.
South Sudan refugees reach one million mark (16.09.2016)
The number of people who have fled South Sudan because of the country's civil war has passed the one million mark, the UN refugee agency says.
Al-Shabab militants capture key Somali town (16.09.2016)
Al-Shabab militants have captured a key Somali town near with the border with Kenya, according to witnesses.