The head of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has appealed for the international community to remain focused on the country’s crisis as a tentative peace process continues to falter.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged leaders in Ethiopia to quickly restore the rule of law in the country as civil war intensifies in the Tigray region.
Ethiopian forces have manned the border between the country’s northern Tigray region and neighbouring Sudan, allegedly blocking refugees from re-entering the country.
The United Nations’ Commission of Inquiry on Burundi has accused the ruling party and authorities in the country of using strategic violence to influence the outcome of its most recent presidential election.
More than 80 people were killed in Sudan’s Darfur region over the weekend, according to the United Nations.
The United Nations says two aid workers and four other people were killed by a group of armed attackers in South Sudan earlier this week.
The United Nations has raised concerns over the threat of the coronavirus outbreak and an increase in violence across South Sudan as a “twin-threat” to the country’s struggling peace process.
Kenya narrowly secured a place on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after beating Djibouti in a second round of voting.
A United Nations investigator has condemned a lack of progress on numerous human rights issues in Eritrea and a series of recent events that no improvements are being made in the country.
The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.