France tells Libya to act over crimes against humanity (23.11.2017)

France demanded an urgent UN Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

UN report urges Sudan to address plight of millions of displaced people in Darfur (21.11.2017)

The United Nations human rights office has called on the Government of Sudan to pursue effective, transparent and durable policies to enable the 2.6 million people who have been internally displaced by the long-running conflict in Darfur to return home voluntarily or to reintegrate into host...

US military: drone strike kills more than 100 Al-Shabab (21.11.2017)

[…] The U.S. military said the strike was conducted in coordination with the Somali government to help Somalia address threats within its territory while targeting the al-Qaida affiliate’s safe havens, which could be used to plan terror attacks across the globe. The United States has carried out...

HoR approves Salamé’s action plan (21.11.2017)

At a session in Tobruk today, the House of Representatives voted to endorse the action plan to solve the current political crisis drawn up by UN special envoy Ghassan Salamé.

EU monitoring of Libyan coastguard done by Libyans (21.11.2017)

An EU monitoring system to ensure the Libyan coastguard treat rescued migrants with dignity is broadly run by the Libyans themselves. The system is supposed to prevent EU-trained Libyans from abusing people rescued from within their territorial waters.

US launches new airstrikes against Islamic State in Libya (21.11.2017)

[…] U.S. Africa Command spokesperson Robyn Mack said the strikes occurred on November 17 and 19 near Fuqaha “in coordination with the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA).” … The increase in strikes in Libya and Somalia have led some to suggest the Pentagon may be ramping up pressure on...

Continuing support for Burundi political process only way forward, Security Council told (20.11.2017)

Despite challenges towards inclusive dialogue in Burundi, the United Nations must continue to support the political process there, the Organization's envoy to the east African country told the Security Council on Monday.

AU, UN team visits Darfur to assess UNAMID reconfiguration process (17.11.2017)

A joint team from the African Union and United Nations has visited Sudan to assess the first phase of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) reconfiguration and make recommendations for the second phase.

Nikki Haley: US must take sides in South Sudan conflict (17.11.2017)

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations says the South Sudanese government is engaged in a brutal, protracted military campaign against a fragmented opposition and says, while both sides are responsible for atrocities against civilians, the government is primarily responsible for ethnically based...

Boko Haram’s new tactics imperil Nigeria’s countryside (17.11.2017)

In recent months, Boko Haram has attacked rural military bases and convoys in the northeastern part of Nigeria and in surrounding countries, acquiring weapons in the process. Since spring 2015, when regional militaries chased most of its members back underground, the sect had been focused on...