Somalia security remains a concern, head of UN Mission warns Security Council (21.08.2019)

Despite “encouraging” developments, insecurity across Somalia remains a serious concern, James Swan, head of the UN Mission in Somalia (UNSOM), warned the Security Council, in his first briefing to the world body since taking office.

UN sees drop in violence against aid workers in South Sudan (20.08.2019)

Violence against aid workers in conflict-torn South Sudan has reduced significantly, thanks to the September 2018 peace deal, a UN official said on Monday. Speaking during an occasion making the World Humanitarian Day, Alain Noudehou, humanitarian coordinator in South Sudan said there has been...

Deadly airstrikes and drone hits displace thousands of civilians in Libya oasis town (20.08.2019)

Intensifying clashes in the southern Libyan town of Murzuq involving air and drone strikes in recent days have left at least 90 people dead and displaced thousands of “terrified” civilians, the UN said on Tuesday.

Support Mali reconciliation efforts ‘in whatever way possible’, urges UN expert (19.08.2019)

Reconciliation initiatives in central Mali, to bring together local leaders and end ongoing violence, have been welcomed by the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, who said on Monday that they should be supported “in whatever way possible.” The move follows...

Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory (19.08.2019)

The widening geographic spread of the virus, and its presence in yet another zone under the sway of armed groups, raises the risk of it spreading out of control.

Libya reopens southern airport closed since 2014 (17.08.2019)

Libya reopened on Friday its airport in the main southern city of Sebha which had been closed since January 2014 due to security problems, residents said.

Displaced by DR Congo violence, survivors’ testimonies highlight brutality of armed militia (16.08.2019)

Two months since hundreds of thousands of people fled violence in north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN humanitarians warned on Friday that armed militia continue to make their safe return impossible.

1,900 civilians killed in Kivus over 2 years (14.08.2019)

Armed groups in Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern Kivu provinces have killed 1,900 civilians and abducted more than 3,300 others between June 2017 and June 2019, Human Rights Watch and the New York University-based Congo Research Group said in a report released today.

UN warns of spike in grave violations against children in Mali as ‘the new normal’ (13.08.2019)

According to the UN, so far more than 150 children have been killed in 2019 … The number of child soldiers in armed groups has doubled comparing to the same period in 2018, and more than 900 schools remain closed due to insecurity.

Libya officials: Fighting around Tripoli resumes, truce over (13.08.2019)

The officials said on Tuesday that the self-styled Libyan National Army led by commander Khalifa Hifter carried out airstrikes overnight on the southern outskirts of Tripoli. They say the militias allied to the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli also shelled Hifter's forces in the area.