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Signs of progress in South Sudan peace talks (15.02.2018)

South Sudan peace talks in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa show signs of progress after nearly two weeks marked by boycotts and walkouts. On Wednesday, the parties to the IGAD-led negotiations agreed on the composition of a transitional government and security arrangements.

More Regional Protection Forces arrive in Juba (14.02.2018)

More foreign troops arrived in South Sudan's capital as part of the U.N. Security Council-mandated Regional Protection Force (RFP). … The 270 Rwandans who arrived on Saturday join about 600 other personnel from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Pakistan and Rwanda. Francesca Mold, a spokeswoman for the U.N....

Political crisis requires continued UN presence, Security Council told (14.02.2018)

The United Nations will need to focus its efforts on supporting Guinea-Bissau’s national leaders in their efforts to appoint an acceptable Prime Minister, establish an inclusive Government, organize and conduct timely elections, and implement the priority reforms, a UN envoy for the West African...

DRC violence risks 'spreading' as 22,000 flee in a week (14.02.2018)

The United Nations has expressed its deep concern about ongoing ethnic fighting in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, warning that the violence that has forced tens of thousands to seek shelter in neighbouring Uganda "may spread further".

As Nigeria's regional task force strengthens, pressure mounts on Boko Haram (14.02.2018)

On February 2, more than two dozen Boko Haram fighters emerged from a hideout in Sambisa Forest and surrendered to authorities. Their defections were a key victory for Nigerian forces and regional allies in their battle against the diminished, but still deadly, terrorist group.

South Darfur begins to transform IDPs camps into permanent residential areas (13.02.2018)

The government of South Darfur State has embarked on planning the El-Sereif camp for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as part of a plan to transform camps into permanent towns. The government seeks to dismantle IDPs camps that have been established in areas around the capitals of Darfur’s...

Haley calls on DRC to respond to UN killings (12.02.2018)

[…] The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on Monday: "To date no serious action has been taken by President Kabila or the DRC government to investigate and arrest those involved with the murders of Michael and Zaida."

UN extends mandate of Darfur experts for 13 months (10.02.2018)

The UN Security Council extended for 13 months the mandate of Darfur independent experts and vowed to review the different sanctions in the context of the evolving situation on the ground. Established in 2005 the Panel of Experts is tasked with the monitoring of arms embargo, travel ban and asset...

Human smugglers in Libya have links to security services (08.02.2018)

Most armed groups involved in human smuggling and trafficking in Libya have links to the country’s official security institutions, sanctions experts said in a confidential report to a U.N. Security Council committee seen by Reuters on Wednesday. … The experts were reporting on an arms embargo and...