Tag Archives: United Nations

24 June 20

South Sudan: UN highlights COVID-19 and violence threat to peace process

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.

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21 June 20

Kenya secures final seat at UN Security Council after second vote

Kenya narrowly secured a place on the United Nations Security Council on Thursday after beating Djibouti in a second round of voting.

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03 March 20

Eritrea: UN denounces “lack of progress” on human rights

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.

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13 December 19

UN: Escalating food crisis in South Sudan

The UN food security agency fears more than 5.5 million people in South Sudan could face hunger in 2020.

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11 December 19

South Sudan: Deadly clashes prompt UN intervention

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.

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10 December 19

Ethiopia: UN calls for end to internet shutdowns

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.

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27 November 19

DRC: Protesters target UN facilities over rebel attacks

Protesters in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) targeted UN facilities on Tuesday as anger mounts over rebel attacks against civilians.

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26 November 19

South Sudan: UN Mission condemns camp violence that killed two

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.

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22 October 19

South Sudan: UN calls on leaders to speed up peace process

The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.

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16 October 19

Somalia: Mortar bombs strike Mogadishu airport

At least three mortar bombs were fired at Mogadishu’s international airport, authorities have confirmed.

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