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.
UN peacekeepers have been deployed in South Sudan’s northern Lakes region following a spate of violence that has killed 79 people and injured more than 100.
A senior UN official has called for Ethiopia to put an end to internet shutdowns and revise controversial hate speech laws that could be used to suppress free speech.
Protesters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) targeted UN facilities on Tuesday as anger mounts over rebel attacks against civilians.
The United Nations Mission In South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned violence at a UN Protection of Civilians site last week that left two people dead.
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.