The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.
At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country is “heading towards lasting peace and stability.”
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Félix Tshisekedi has called upon the United Nations to grant permanent seats on the Security Council for African nations.
Sudan’s newly-appointed prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, has urged the United States to remove his country from its list of state sponsors of terrorism list at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Somalia President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday that his country is making great progress on establishing political security although he admitted that eradicating terrorism in the conflict-ridden country “will not be easy”.
United Nations investigators have warned of the danger that human rights atrocities could take place in Burundi ahead of presidential elections next year.
Malaria has killed more than 1,800 people in Burundi this year, according to the United Nations.
The human rights situation in Eritrea is showing no signs of improvement since a peace deal was signed with Ethiopia last year, a UN expert has warned.
Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.