Ethiopia: ‘Halt the violence’, resolve grievances peacefully – UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief called on Friday for the de-escalation of violence and military clashes…

FROM THE FIELD: millions at risk in Sahel, each one with a story to tell

Some 13 million people in the central Sahel region of north Africa require urgent humanitarian assistance,…

Following peace deal, talks on Libya’s political future begin

Talks to draw up a blueprint for a new political era in Libya began in Tunisia…

Côte d’Ivoire: UN reports 3,000 flee abroad amid electoral violence 

Several thousand people have fled from election-related violence in Côte d'Ivoire to seek sanctuary in neighbouring…

Nigerians need justice, UN rights experts say, in call for inquiry into protestor killings

The Nigerian Government must establish a credible, independent inquiry into the recent killing of at least…

South Sudan rape convictions reaffirm commitment to zero tolerance

The top UN official working to end rape during wartime said she was encouraged by recent…

‘Take urgent steps’ to calm intercommunal violence in Ethiopia: Guterres

Inclusive dialogue is crucial to diffuse tensions across Ethiopia, said the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday, following reports of dozens killed…

Deputy UN chief pushes Security Council on global ceasefire, to fight ‘common enemy’

The UN Deputy Secretary-General on Tuesday urged the Security Council to do more to encourage combatants…

Libyan sides agree plan on implementing ceasefire deal

Military officers from Libya’s warring parties have agreed practical steps towards implementing a ceasefire agreement, following…

Africa climate change report reveals heat rising north and south, Sahel getting wetter

Africa needs to prepare better for climate change by responding to a wide range of potential risks, a multi-agency report led by…

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