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UN envoy ‘deeply concerned’ by terrorist attacks on oil fields (28.04.2016)

The most senior United Nations official in Libya today said he is deeply concerned by recent incursions by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) into Libya’s oil crescent region and by attacks carried on oil fields.

UN council removes 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast (28.04.2016)

The United Nations Security Council lifted a 12-year-old arms embargo on Ivory Coast on Thursday and renewed the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African state for a final year. … U.N. peacekeepers, who were deployed in 2004, will leave Ivory Coast by April 30, 2017, according to the resolution.

Security Council to vote on restoration of Western Sahara mission (27.04.2016)

The U.N. Security Council plans to vote by Friday on a U.S. resolution demanding full restoration of the peacekeeping mission in Western Sahara after Morocco expelled 83 staffers last month.

GNC says it is still operating (27.04.2016)

Despite having been ejected last week from the buildings it was using next to the Tripoli’s Rixos Hotel, the General National Congress (GNC) today claimed it was still alive and functioning. It did not say where it was now based or who was still involved in it.

UN rights chief condemns spate of assassinations in Burundi (27.04.2016)

The United Nations human rights chief today condemned the increasing number of attacks against high-level officials in Burundi and called for proper investigations to be carried out.

Machar’s returns should ‘open a new chapter’: UN official (26.04.2016)

The arrival in Juba of South Sudan’s first vice-president-designate, Riek Machar should open a new chapter for the world’s youngest nation and allow “the real transition to begin,” the United Nations peacekeeping head, Herve Ladsous told the Security Council on Tuesday.

UN bases in South Sudan are 'a blessing and a curse' (26.04.2016)

180,000 people shelter in six UN sites across South Sudan but, after the Malakal attack, the UN must try to rebuild trust in its ability to protect.

UN pushes South Sudan to quickly form unity government (26.04.2016)

The United Nations on Tuesday pushed South Sudan's rival sides to quickly form a new unity government after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to Juba and was sworn in as vice president. Machar's return on a UN plane marked an important step in the international effort to force the rebel and...

Libyan unity government extends control over Tripoli ministries (26.04.2016)

Libya's U.N.-backed unity government said on Monday it has taken administrative control of seven ministries in Tripoli including the foreign ministry, as it pushes to extend its control over the capital. The unity government, whose leaders arrived in Tripoli last month, is designed to replace two...

Security Council extends mandate of UN Mission in Central African Republic (26.04.2016)

The United Nations Security Council today extended until 31 July the mandate of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), determining that the situation in the country constitutes a threat to international peace and security.