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Troika say change is needed in South Sudan peace implementation (13.09.2018)

The IGAD countries Wednesday welcomed the signing of the revitalized peace agreement in South Sudan but reiterated their demand for a significant change from the parties in its implementation on the ground before to support it. The United Kingdom, United States, and Norway, immediately after the...

UNAMID completes construction of new base in Jebel Marra (12.09.2018)

An aerial photo published by the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) Wednesday has shown completion of the Mission’s base in Golo, Jebel Marra area, Central Darfur State. Last year, the UN Security Council decided to reduce the UNAMID, admitting that the security situation has improved...

South Sudan's President, rebel leader sign peace deal (12.09.2018)

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago.

New head of United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (12.09.2018)

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today announced the appointment of Nicholas Haysom of South Africa as his Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). He will succeed Michael Keating of the United Kingdom effective 1...

Libya's PM says conditions for elections not yet ripe - paper (12.09.2018)

Conditions in Libya are too unstable to hold elections, Prime Minister Fayez Seraj was cited as saying on Wednesday, casting doubts on a French-led push for a vote in December which aims to end years of turmoil and unify the North African country.

Burundi under fire for expelling UN human rights team (12.09.2018)

Burundi’s ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council why his government threw out a UN team the Council, with Burundi’s backing, sent to investigate human rights abuses.

AU limits its role in Western Sahara crisis (11.09.2018)

A restricted role for the African Union could set a bad precedent for other conflict situations.

China sends 165 peacekeepers to South Sudan (11.09.2018)

165 Chinese peacekeepers left Zhengzhou, the capital city of central China’s Henan Province Tuesday for a one-year mission in South Sudan. Consisting of a sapper team of 133 and a medical unit of 32, the peacekeepers are reportedly the first group of a 331-strong battalion sent by China for the...

Are Somali troops prepared to lead the war against al-Shabab? (11.09.2018)

As the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) prepares to implement the planned phased withdrawal of more than 21,000 troops fighting militant groups, including al-Shabab and the Islamic State in Somalia, some experts are concerned that the country may not be prepared to take on the task in the...

UNSMIL publishes details of militia ceasefire agreement (10.09.2018)

UNSMIL, the United Nations Special Mission in Libya, published the details of the “Ceasefire Consolidation Agreement” signed on 4 September in Zawia between the militia factions fighting in the south of Tripoli over the last two weeks.