United Nations

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 08:14
The United Nations Security Council today called urgently on the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan to refrain from any unilateral action that could heighten tension between the two neighbouring countries or impede a solution regarding the contested, oil-rich border region of Abyei.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 13:27
“We live like stray dogs,” one man said in an All Africa article, explaining what it’s like in the Central African Republic (CAR) these days.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 08:20
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned today’s suicide attack by unknown assailants on a checkpoint of the United Nations mission in Mali in which a number of Chadian peacekeepers have been killed and injured.
Thursday, October 24, 2013 - 08:18
The situation in Sudan’s Darfur region is marked by limited progress in the peace process, a troubling security situation and the continued need for substantial humanitarian assistance, officials representing the United Nations and the African Union told the Security Council today.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 07:39
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon “strongly condemns” the murder on Sunday of more than 40 students and the wounding of several others by gunmen at an agricultural college in north-eastern Nigeria, his spokesperson said today.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 07:38
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today voiced his sadness over an attack in Timbuktu, Mali, that led to the death and injury of several people and which was condemned by his top envoy in the country.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 - 10:40
With 18 countries, including the United States, signing onto a new treaty regulating international trade in conventional arms today on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly high-level debate, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the total number of signatories now exceeded half of all United Nations Member States.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 13:19
The top United Nations official in Somalia today urged the international community to redouble its efforts to help defeat militant groups in the country, including Al-Shabaab, which reportedly claimed responsibility for last weekend’s terrorist attack in neighbouring Kenya.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 13:17
Addressing today General Debate of the 68th United Nations General Assembly, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan called for continued international efforts to overcome transborder crimes, such as terrorism and piracy, and promoted the fundamentals of democracy as requisite for sustainable development in Africa.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 13:16
The United Nations mission in Mali has received allegations of serious misconduct by its peacekeeping troops last week, including an alleged incident of sexual abuse.