Friday, August 19, 2016 - 06:54
South Sudan's government has recruited child soldiers in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 07:09
Young Burundian soldiers are increasingly choosing to defect at the end of their missions abroad amid fears of the Burundian authorities' crackdown on military officers suspected of being close to the opposition that has particularly targeted young Tutsi officers.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:51
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is disputing accounts that the U.S. Embassy remained idle while South Sudanese forces last month allegedly raped, beat and robbed people in a residential complex home to foreign aid workers, including Americans.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:49
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has launched an investigation into accusations peacekeepers in South Sudan failed to respond properly to an attack on a Juba hotel by uniformed men who killed a journalist and raped several civilians.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 06:53
On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners, in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan's three-year civil war. They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions, several witnesses told The Associated Press.
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 06:44
The Spokesperson of South Sudan President Salva Kiir angrily reacted on Friday to a resolution of the United Nations Security Council authorizing deployment of up to 4000 troops to protect civilians at risk of extreme violence and to help in the implementation of peace agreement.
Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:55
The United States proposed on Sunday that the United Nations Security Council authorize a 4,000-strong force to ensure peace in South Sudan's capital Juba and threaten to impose an arms embargo if the transitional government does not cooperate.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Obama’s most senior advisers convened last month to consider changes to the way the United States provides security aid to foreign nations, as a long-running struggle for control between the State and Defense departments intensifies.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Kazakhstan’s successful campaign for a seat on the U.N. Security Council is the latest in a string of ambitious diplomatic initiatives pushed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to raise the former Soviet republic’s international profile — and provide a buffer against the advances of Russia to the north and China to the East.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:14
Saudi Arabia should be ousted from the United Nations Human Rights Council for its unlawful killings of civilians in Yemen, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said jointly on Wednesday, an unusual demand meant to draw attention to one of the world’s most powerful countries, embroiled in one of the world’s most brutal wars.