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Three Ethiopian peacekeepers slain in North Darfur (16.10.2014)

Three Ethiopian peacekeepers were killed in North Darfur state following an attack by unknown gunmen, announced the African Union United Nation Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) on Thursday.

Libya's Benghazi sees battles for control (16.10.2014)

Forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, a former Libyan general, have relaunched a bid to reclaim Libya’s second city Benghazi from Islamist fighters, amid reports of assistance from Egypt and support from Libya’s recognised government.

Several killed in latest CAR violence (16.10.2014)

At least six people dead in violence involving "anti-balaka" group in capital as UN denies failing to protect civilians.

UN report spotlights human rights violations amid wider calls for security reform (15.10.2014)

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must accelerate security sector reform and punish those who violate human rights in the name of the law, top United Nations officials declared today, amid reports of serious human rights violations in the African country.

UN says rebels kill 9, kidnap 47 in Congo (15.10.2014)

There has been a resurgence of rebel activity in northeast Congo with gunmen killing nine people and another group kidnapping 47, a U.N. official said Wednesday.

Central African Republic militias deploy children in clashes -U.N. official (15.10.2014)

Armed groups recruited and deployed children in clashes in Central African Republic's capital last week and at least three were killed, including two they had accused of spying, the top U.N. humanitarian official in the country said.

Security Council extends mandate of UN force in Abyei (14.10.2014)

The mandate of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) was extended until 28 February 2015. The force, set up by the Council in June 2011 following an outbreak of violence after Sudanese troops took control of the oil-rich area in the weeks before South Sudan became independent, is tasked...

Sierra Leone peacekeepers bound for Somalia quarantined over Ebola (14.10.2014)

A battalion of 800 Sierra Leone soldiers awaiting deployment as peacekeepers in Somalia has been placed in quarantine after one of its members tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, military officials said on Tuesday.

Polisario Front calls on UN Security Council to clarify Minurso mandate (11.10.2014)

The Polisario Front has demanded Friday in New York from the Security Council to clarify the mission entrusted to MINURSO, claiming that the UN body silence on this issue is "synonymous with abdication of responsibility."

UN chief calls for peace in Libya during surprise visit (11.10.2014)

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, has called for peace in Libya during a surprise visit to Tripoli as part of a UN-brokered reconciliation process. On his first visit since 2011, when Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted, he told MPs meeting at a hotel in the city there was "no alternative to...