Africa Central Africa World 

U.N. helicopter crashes in east Congo

– – A United Nations helicopter on Friday crashed while flying over east Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) confirmed the crash saying the Humanitarian Air Service chopper it was managing went down near the city of Goma. The three crew members on board sustained injuries, according to Reuters reporting. There were no passengers… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

At least 10 killed in anti-UN protests in DR Congo

According to local media reporting the protesters were shot by peacekeepers, a claim that the UN office is yet to respond to. There has been an upsurge in violence in the area with locals accusing the UN of being ineffective. Tuesday was the second day of protests with people calling for the UN to withdraw its peacekeepers from the area.… Read More
Africa Ivory Coast Mali West Africa World 

Mali suspends all new UN peacekeeping missions

– – Mali’s military-led government has announced it is suspending all new troop rotations by U.N. peacekeeping mission MINUSMA temporarily. The announcement on Thursday comes days after Malian forces arrested 49 soldiers from Ivory Coast who had arrived in country for the MINUSMA operations. Mali said the soldiers entered the country without permission, but Ivory Coast said the Malian authorities… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: UN worried over killing of 50 civilians in rebel attack

– – The United Nations has condemned the latest rebel attacks in Burkina Faso which killed at least 50 civilians. Armed men carried out the attack in a village in northern Burkina Faso. A government spokesman said the attackers struck overnight between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, part of Seno province, which lies in borderlands where fighters linked to… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Burkina Faso: UN worried over killing of 50 civilians in rebel attack

– – The United Nations has condemned the latest rebel attacks in Burkina Faso which killed at least 50 civilians. Armed men carried out the attack in a village in northern Burkina Faso. A government spokesman said the attackers struck overnight between Saturday and Sunday in Seytenga commune, part of Seno province, which lies in borderlands where fighters linked to… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

UN and AU call for the release of Guinea’s President after coup

– – The United Nations and the African Union have both called for the immediate release of Guinea’s toppled president, Alpha Conde following Sunday’s military coup. President Alpha Conde has been arrested and detained by soldiers who carried out the coup and is reportedly unharmed. Videos and pictures of him surrounded by soldiers have been circulating on social media on… Read More
Africa Central Africa World 

DR Congo declares end of 12th Ebola outbreak

– – Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Monday announced an end to the latest outbreak of Ebola in that country. It was the country’s 12 outbreak in its history with six people dying as a result of the outbreak three months ago. Three months ago there was a resurgence of the disease in North Kivu in… Read More
Africa Featured Southern Africa World Zimbabwe 

60% of Zimbabweans are without enough food

The United Nations has said that millions of Zimbabweans are struggling to access food. Hilal Elver, the UN’s special rapporteur on the right to food who disclosed this said “The people of Zimbabwe are slowly getting to a point of suffering a man-made starvation.” Elver made the statement in Harare after after a 10-day visit to the country. In a… Read More
Africa West Africa World 

Britain refuses to end colonial rule in Africa’s Chagos Islands

Britain has failed to withdraw from the Chagos Islands, the last territory it still colonizes in Africa despite a deadline for it to do so. A United Nations deadline for Britain to end “continued colonial administration” expired this week. The U.N. General Assembly voted in May in favor of Britain returning the islands to Mauritius and set a deadline for… Read More
Africa Europe World 

African migrants would still travel to Europe despite dangers

A new study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has revealed that African migrants who use illegal routes to travel to Europe would still do it again despite the dangers. There have been reports of many migrants dying in the Mediterranean and the desert as well as being sold into slavery in north Africa. But despite these dangers many… Read More