Burundi’s ambassador to Geneva, Rénovat Tabu, has rejected findings from a UN commission that allege serious ongoing human rights abuses in the country.
South Sudan has criticised the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew sanctions against the country for another year.
Burundi has called upon the UN to remove the country political and security situation form the Security Council’s agenda.
The head of the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has warned the country isn’t yet ready to hold credible elections.
Michel Kafando, the United Nations Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Burundi, says the East African nation isn’t ready to hold credible elections in 2020.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticised Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza’s plans to run for a fourth term in power.
South Sudan’s government is using food as a weapon of war against civilians, according to a United Nations sanction monitors report, seen by Reuters last week.
The Eritrean government has warned the UNited Nations that Ethiopia’s ongoing encroachment into Eritrean land is a threat to security in the Horn of Africa.
The UN on Friday accused South Sudanese soldiers of killing over 100 civilians and other atrocities that may constitute war crimes during the second half of last year.
The UN says South Sudan’s ongoing civil conflict has forced more than two million children to flee their homes.