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.
More than 2 million people in Somalia face the threat of starvation this summer, unless an urgent humanitarian response is facilitated.
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.
The United Nations (UN) has extended sanctions against South Sudan, including an arms embargo, for another year.
The United Nations has said the government of Burundi forced the closure of its human rights office in the African nation.