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The region in Niger quietly piloting a Boko Haram amnesty (20.04.2017)

The bold experiment is proving attractive, but comes fraught with dangers.

UN says 82 aid workers killed in South Sudan's three-year war (19.04.2017)

A United Nations official said on Wednesday 82 aid workers had been killed in South Sudan's civil war and the number of its citizens displaced by the fighting now stands at 3.5 million.

Peacekeepers in South Sudan working to strengthen protection of civilians – UN chief (19.04.2017)

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has done “significant work” to more effectively protect civilians and respond in case of a crisis, Secretary-General António Guterres has said in a letter to the President of the UN Security Council. The letter summarizes the progress made in...

Bundeswehr kämpft in Mali mit der Hitze (19.04.2017)

Die Bundeswehr stößt bei ihrem Einsatz in Mali wegen des dortigen Klimas auf Schwierigkeiten mit militärischem Gerät. Das Verteidigungsministerium erklärte, die Einsatzbereitschaft der Gerätschaften sei derzeit nicht zufriedenstellend. Drohnen und Kampfhubschrauber bräuchten aufgrund von Staub und...

Uganda ends hunt for LRA leader Joseph Kony (19.04.2017)

Ugandan troops have pulled out of the hunt for rebel leader Joseph Kony in the Central African Republic (CAR), the army has said. He and his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) group had become "weak", and no longer threatened Uganda, it added.

Political momentum must be renewed if Libya’s challenges are to be addressed – UN envoy (19.04.2017)

It is more important than ever to forge unity within Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country told the Security Council today, while he called on Libyan stakeholders to regain the optimism generated by the 2015 Political Agreement, which has faded and is being replaced by “frustration and...

Refugees free UN staff held hostage in DRC camp (19.04.2017)

Unarmed South Sudanese refugees demanding to be moved to a third country had captured 16 MONUSCO staff.

Discovery of more mass graves reveal 'unfolding horror' in DR Congo – UN rights chief (19.04.2017)

Raising alarm over increasing reports of serious human rights violations in the Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental provinces of Democratic Republic of the Congo, the United Nations human rights chief underscored that the scale and nature of the allegations could warrant an investigation by an...

New divisions threaten stability in the DRC (19.04.2017)

Two political accords and three prime ministers later, and four months after Congolese President Joseph Kabila was due to leave office at the end of his second mandate, credible elections and political stability in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) appear more elusive than ever.

UN concerned about surge in killed and forced disappearances in Burundi (19.04.2017)

Dozens of unidentified bodies have been found across Burundi and incidents of torture by security forces and night raids on opposition homes by militias have surged, a top UN human rights official said.