Libyan army reunification talks resume in Cairo (18.10.2018)

[…] The unification of Libya’s army is stipulated by the 2015 Skhirat Libyan Political Agreement. It is seen as a vital pillar of the re-establishment of a strong, functioning Libyan state.

UNAMID hands over two policing centres in South Darfur (17.10.2018)

The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Tuesday said it handed over two policing centres at IDPs camps to the Sudanese government as part of the exit strategy.

EU NAVFOR conducts first exercise with Chinese Navy in Djibouti (17.10.2018)

EU Naval Force relations with the Chinese PLA(N) (Peoples Liberation Army) Navy are going from strength to strength following the first combined exercise at their new military base in Djibouti, EU Navfor has said.

South Sudan army raped, killed and recruited children -UN (16.10.2018)

South Sudanese soldiers are responsible for most of the killings and rapes of children carried out in the country, the United Nations said on Monday. … The Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) is said to have carried out nearly 80 percent of the 987 killings or maiming of children documented by...

US says 60 militants killed in Somalia airstrike (16.10.2018)

The U.S. military says 60 al-Shabab militants were killed in Friday's airstrike near the town of Harardhere in central Somalia. A statement Tuesday from the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says the strike was conducted in coordination with the government of Somalia.

Revival of peace process in Western Sahara - Security Council reiterates support to Köhler (13.10.2018)

The United Nations (UN) Security Council, which met Thursday in New York, reiterated its strong support to the UN Envoy for Western Sahara, Horst Köhler to hold the first round of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco in Geneva, and called the two sides to engage in these...

South Sudan now under pressure to set up hybrid court (13.10.2018)

The government of South Sudan is under pressure to allow the formation of the hybrid court and release political detainees as a sign of goodwill in the implementation of the September 12 Agreement. The two issues are emerging as the most crucial in the implementation process, with President Salva...

Burundi talks to end in October (13.10.2018)

The fifth and last session of the Intra-Burundi dialogue is expected to kick off on October 24, with the focus a road map for a free and fair 2020 general election.

SC sets conditions for continued support to Sudan-South Sudan border mechanism (12.10.2018)

The United Nations Security Council extended the mandate of Abyei security force (UNISFA) for six months but once again it sets conditions for the continuation of its support to the Sudan-South Sudan border monitoring mechanism. … The Council "Decides to extend until 15 April 2019 UNISFA ’s mandate...