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.

South Sudan activists ramp up pressure for unity government (12.08.2019)

The Civil Society Forum, a coalition of more than 100 organizations, on Monday marked the beginning of a 90-day countdown to the November deadline for the ruling party and opposition to form a government.

Three UN workers killed following Benghazi car bomb attack, as Security Council meets in emergency session, honours their ‘ultimate sacrifice’ (10.08.2019)

Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday condemned a car bomb attack in front of a shopping mall in the Libyan city of Benghazi, which left three UN workers dead, and three others injured, with dozens of civilians also wounded.

Understanding Jubbaland elections: What’s at stake? (09.08.2019)

Somalia’s federal state Jubbaland will hold elections on August 21. … (B)ordering the entire Kenyan frontier with Somalia, Jubbaland is politically seen as Kenya’s buffer against Somali militant group al-Shabaab.

Central African Republic sees sharp decline in violence (08.08.2019)

Central African Republic may be getting safer, according to new figures from the United Nations that show a sharp drop in the number of attacks and human rights abuses since last year.The head of human rights for the U.N. mission in the country said a peace deal between the government and 14 armed...

Somalia, U.S. to launch massive assault on Al-Shabaab (07.08.2019)

Somalia and the United States have agreed to intensify security operations to flush out al-Shabab militants in the Horn of Africa nation.

Security Council presidential statement stresses UNOWAS needs more support, resources (07.08.2019)

The Security Council underlined the need for more support and adequate resources for the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS) today amid increased demands from Guinea-Bissau and post-transition countries in the region.

Libya's UN-backed government steps up defense spending as war drags on (06.08.2019)

Libya's internationally recognized government has allocated 40 million Libyan dinars ($28.5 million) for its defense ministry, it said on Tuesday, stepping up spending to fend off an eastern offensive as the war enters a fifth month.