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'Abstain from politics,' South Sudan ex-rebel leader told (25.08.2016)

Following Riek Machar's reported reappearance in Khartoum, the South Sudanese government has started laying down conditions for the eventual return home of the former vice president and rebel leader.

Libya unity government still seeking eastern parliament approval (25.08.2016)

Libya's UN-backed government said on Wednesday it would continue seeking approval from the parliament based in the east of the country, despite members of the assembly voting to reject the fledgling administration.

Burundi people want presidential term limits removed (25.08.2016)

Burundi could scrap presidential term limits from its constitution after a commission set up to hear public views on governance said most citizens wanted no curbs on the number of times the head of state may seek re-election.

Can AMISOM exit Somalia responsibly by 2020? (24.08.2016)

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) has announced its plans to implement the gradual withdrawal of the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) from the country from October 2018 until December 2020.

EU signs deal to train Libya coastguard (24.08.2016)

EU navies are to start training the Libyan coastguard in a bid to curb migration from the divided north African nation.

Two women lynched, set on fire in Congo as ethnic tensions flare (24.08.2016)

Two Hutu women were dragged out of a minibus, lynched and their bodies set on fire by a crowd in eastern Congo, the local mayor said Wednesday, as inter-ethnic tensions in the region surge in the wake of massacres that have killed hundreds of civilians.

Ban names retired Dutch general to lead probe into South Sudan violence (23.08.2016)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of the Netherlands to lead an independent special investigation into the violence in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July 2016, and the response of the UN mission in the country (UNMISS).

Libya's eastern parliament votes against UN-backed govt in Tripoli (23.08.2016)

Opponents of Libya's U.N.-backed unity government dealt the beleaguered body a blow on Monday by voting to reject it in a rare session of the eastern-based parliament, though the government's supporters dismissed the move as unconstitutional.

DR Congo opposition strikes to call for Kabila to step down (23.08.2016)

Opponents of Congolese President Joseph Kabila began a general strike on Tuesday to demand he steps down when his mandate expires in December.

UN chief notes holding of preparatory meeting towards national dialogue (23.08.2016)

Noting today’s meeting of the national dialogue preparatory committee in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reiterated a call for an inclusive political dialogue to overcome an impasse in the electoral process.