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CAR creates special court to help end impunity (23.04.2015)

A special criminal court has been established in the Central African Republic (CAR) in a bid to help end impunity and contribute to the restoration of peace in a country torn by repeated crises making it one of the most unstable states across the African continent.

Burundi's ruling party to designate presidential candidate (23.04.2015)

Burundi's ruling party said Thursday it was poised to designate its candidate for upcoming presidential elections, with incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza expected to defy a two-term limit and seek re-election.

Polisario threatens to review UN cooperation (22.04.2015)

The Polisario Front independence movement in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara has threatened to review cooperation with United Nations monitors if the world body gives up on the idea of a referendum on the region's final status.

The chaos in Darfur – ICG briefing (22.04.2015)

The two-year-old flare-up of violence in Darfur continues, adding 100,000 people this year to more than 2.5 million who have lost their homes since war began in 2003. Sudanese, regional and international peace processes have stalled. They should restart with parallel initiatives that take into...

Respect for aid workers disappearing, UN aid chief says after Somalia deaths (22.04.2015)

Respect for United Nations and Red Cross staff is "disappearing", the U.N. aid chief has said following the killing of four U.N. workers in Somalia, as other agencies raised concern about aid workers in Yemen and South Sudan.

Kenyan opposition figure wants troops pulled out of Somalia (22.04.2015)

Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has called on the Government to work on a strategy to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia as a way to curb increasing insecurity crisis facing the country.

Transitional government delays peace forum (22.04.2015)

Central African Republic's transitional government has postponed a peace forum involving factions in a two-year-old conflict that has killed thousands, a statement from parliament said, as the country prepares for elections by the end of the year.

How fragile is Burundi's peace? (22.04.2015)

The number of Burundians who have fled abroad to escape pre-election violence has swollen to more than 12,000 in less than a month, and they are taking with them allegations of murder, torture and intimidation by ruling party thugs.

Nigerian forces invade last known stronghold of Boko Haram (22.04.2015)

Nigerian forces backed by warplanes invaded Islamist group Boko Haram's last known stronghold, the Sambisa forest, on Wednesday, in an effort to finally defeat their six-year-old insurgency, two military sources said.

Discussions continue over UNAMID exit strategy (20.04.2015)

Officials from Sudan, the African Union (AU), and United Nations have concluded a four-day meeting on a exit strategy for peacekeeping troops deployed in Sudan’s western region of Darfur.