UN adopts resolution renewing authorisation for Somalia anti-piracy measures (04.12.2019)

The Security Council today renewed for 12 months the authorization for States and regional organizations cooperating with Somalia to use all necessary means to fight piracy off the coast of the east African country. Unanimously adopting resolution 2500 (2019), the Council decided to renew that...

Macron conditions troop presence in Sahel on West African clarifications (04.12.2019)

President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday demanded West African leaders dismiss growing anti-French sentiment across the region if they wanted France's military to continue its operations against Islamist militants.

Prospects for the G5 Sahel countries to 2040 - report (04.12.2019)

The G5 Sahel countries – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – are confronted with multiple challenges. This report uses the International Futures forecasting system to analyse the likely development trajectory of these five countries to 2040 in agriculture, demographics, infrastructure,...

A new approach for the UN to stabilise the DR Congo – ICG briefing (04.12.2019)

The Security Council has an opening to rethink its approach to DR Congo with this month’s mandate renewal of the UN peacekeeping mission. The council should prioritise local conflict resolution and bolstering President Tshisekedi’s efforts to improve regional relations to combat over 100 armed...

UN calls for end to inter-communal clashes, attacks against aid workers (03.12.2019)

Peacekeepers have been sent to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities there, the UN Mission in the country, UNMISS, said on Tuesday.

Kenya to remain with AMISOM amid tensions (03.12.2019)

Kenya's president has said his forces will remain part of the African Union Mission in Somalia and leave the country when it's secure and stable. The president's statement came at a time Kenya's forces are facing hostility in parts of Somalia for their support of the Jubaland administration, which...

‘Continuing deterioration’ leaves Mali facing critical security level: UN expert (02.12.2019)

Security in Mali has become critical, with unprecedented incidents of communal violence and increasingly more deadly terror attacks, reported a UN human rights expert on Monday, following a 10-day visit to the country.

After Libya arms embargo breaches, UN Security Council warns countries to stop (02.12.2019)

The United Nations Security Council called on all countries on Monday to implement an arms embargo on Libya and to stay out of the conflict after U.N. sanctions monitors accused Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Turkey of repeated violations.

Mostly children and women among dead in southern Libya air attack (02.12.2019)

UN-recognised government blames renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar's forces for attacking residential areas.

Heavy gunfire erupts as DR Congo's anti-UN protests continue (02.12.2019)

At least two people reportedly killed as demonstrations continue demanding UN peacekeepers leave the Beni area.