Bamako, Mali — The U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, is to resume contingent rotations starting Monday under fresh approval procedures, the Malian foreign minister and a U.N. spokeswoman have said. “MINUSMA agreed to the new procedures and communicated them to all countries contributing troops. There will be no exception,” Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop said Saturday,…
With eight months remaining, the window of opportunity is closing for South Sudan to meet critical benchmarks required to complete its transition away from long-running civil conflict, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Monday, pressing parties to the November 2018 peace deal, to implement their commitments in letter and spirit.
UNICEF urges immediate action from the international community to avert an imminent hunger disaster in Somalia, triggered by several consecutive seasons of failed rains and disruptions to food supply chains due to the war in Ukraine. Read all
The Sahel region of Africa should be considered a region of opportunity. despite the “multiple crises” that people there are enduring; that’s according to Annadif Khatir Mahamat Saleh, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel.
The war in Ukraine is aggravating a “triple food, energy and financial crisis,” across Africa, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the past year has seen “significant breakthroughs in malaria prevention and control”, a senior official of the UN health agency said on Monday, World Malaria Day.
Pope Francis reflects during the General Audience on his weekend visit to Malta, noting that “the dominant logic are the strategies of the most powerful countries to affirm their own interests.” Read all
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations called on South Sudan’s leaders Wednesday to expedite implementation of the 2018 peace
UN envoy to country urges Somali leaders ‘to pull back from confrontation’ and reach a compromise on elections.
Just as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 or coronavirus began spreading, the United States and other Western governments imposed a travel ban on 8 Southern African nations: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi. South Africa, the region’s largest economy, and where the variant originated, suffered the most from the ban. On Nov.…