Tag Archives: United Nations

03 July 19

Eritrea: No rights improvement since peace deal, UN expert says

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.

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01 July 19

Amnesty accuses Eritrea of persecuting exiled activists

Amnesty International has accused Eritrea of targeting and persecuting exiled human rights living abroad who criticise the government in their homeland.

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10 June 19

UN: Drought threatens 2 million lives in Somalia

More than 2 million people in Somalia face the threat of starvation this summer, unless an urgent humanitarian response is facilitated.

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04 June 19

UN to reduce AMISOM troops by 1,000

The United Nations Security Council has decided to reduce the number of troops serving in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by 1,000 personnel.

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30 May 19

UN renews sanctions, arms embargo against South Sudan

The United Nations (UN) has extended sanctions against South Sudan, including an arms embargo, for another year.

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07 March 19

UN says Burundi forced closure of human right office

The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.

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23 February 19

South Sudan: More than half of nation facing food crisis

Three United Nations agencies say more than half of South Sudan’s population is facing extreme hunger.

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04 January 19

Somalia expels top UN official for ‘interfering with internal affairs’

Somalia has asked top UN official Nicholas Haysom to leave the country “as soon as possible” after accusing him of “interfering with the country’s internal affairs”.

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19 December 18

DRC: UN rights chief calls for end to violence ahead of election

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, has called for authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to implement measures to prevent further violence in the build-up to the country’s presidential election later this month.

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15 November 18

UN lifts sanction on Eritrea after almost a decade

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea, which have been in place against the Horn of Africa nation for almost a decade.

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