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UN envoy says the situation in CAR remains grave

A senior envoy told the United Nations Security Council Thursday that the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) remained serious despite the recent...
Hundreds of Burundians lined up for the vote in which they are merely asked to decide yes or no. AFP/STR

UN Envoy Advices Dialogue in Resolving Burundi’s Political Crisis

The UN envoy for Burundi said Tuesday that dialogue remains the only viable option for resolving the political crisis in Burundi and for holding...
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UN envoy expresses concern over increasing attacks in West Africa

A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN...
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UN Envoy believes Al-Shabaab is still Somalia’s Nightmare

The top UN envoy in Somalia Nicholas Haysom on Thursday warned that al-Shabaab remains the biggest source of insecurity in Somalia. "Despite the ongoing operations...
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UN Diplomat has asked Ghana to consider a comprehensive electoral system

The United Nations envoy in Ghana on Thursday commended Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his commitment to an inclusive approach to the...

Fifth round of Syrian talks set for March 23 – UN envoy

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told reporters on Wednesday that a new round of Syrian peace talks is set to take...
Two deserted helmets are seen near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

UN envoy sees 2017 as “year of decision” for Libyans in peace efforts

UN Libya envoy Martin Kobler on Wednesday urged the Libyans to make 2017 "the year of decisions" and political breakthrough in implementing a political...

UN envoy to hold talks with Gambia’s new president

UN Secretary-General Special Representative for The Gambia, Mohammed Ibn Chambas, plans to have further discussions with Gambia's new President Adama Barrow in the Gambian...
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Bureaucratic hurdles prevent humanitarian actors in Myanmar

UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee said on Friday evening that bureaucratic hurdles prevent the humanitarian actors...

UN envoy warns against renewed violence in central Somalia

The UN envoy for Somalia has expressed concern over renewed violence between rival states in the central Somali town of Galkayo, which killed at...

UN envoy demands for calm in Wau of South Sudan

Humanitarian Coordinator Eugene Owusu who made a one-day visit to Wau on Thursday expressed shock and outrage regarding the loss of life, displacement, and...
Iraq

UN appeals for calm after Baghdad Green Zone Breach

"What happened on Friday shows how events could take a different turn and escalate, causing casualties," UN envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis said in...
John Kufuor was President of Ghana between 2001 and 2009

Global action needed to tackle Climate Change – UN Envoy

He was of the view that Science and Technology as well as financial muscles must be marshaled to overcome its impact. Kufuor,...
AFP / Karam Al-Masri A Syrian man rides his motorbike past destroyed buildings on May 2, 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood which was targeted recently by regime air strikes

UN envoy in Moscow for talks on Syrian truce

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to hold talks with UN envoy Staffan de Mistura in the Russian capital in a last-ditch bid to...
AFP / Ameer Alhalbi A Syrian family runs for cover amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Al-Qatarji in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 29, 2016

Terrified Residents Flee New Wave Of Airstrikes On Aleppo

Aleppo was left out of a new temporary US-Russian brokered truce that appeared to be holding in the regime stronghold of Latakia as well...
disability

April 24 major Zambian media outlets

-- United Nations (UN) special rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Catalina Devandas Aguilar has admitted that the UN has not...
Yemen's President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Both External And Internal Obstacles Blocking Yemen Peace Process

The statement followed recent key developments that reflected intentions of all sides to end the conflict, including a deal between Saudi Arabia and the...
Somalia

UN envoy lauds Puntland’s “rapid response” against Al-Shabaab

Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for Somalia, praised the response by Puntland, which said Monday its forces killed over 70...

Reports says children suffered more in 2015 from conflicts and violence

A senior UN official said Monday that increasingly complex and widening conflicts have taken a huge toll on children in much of the Middle...
Syria

Envoy announces Syrian peace talks on hold

The third round of Syria peace talks, launched earlier this week amid intensive global attention, ground to a halt Wednesday night, as UN Special...
Syria

UN diplomat gives date for Syria peace talks as 25 Jan

De Mistura, in a statement issued by his spokesperson in Geneva, said that Jan. 25 is "a target date," and he "has intensified efforts"...
Yemen

UN envoy reports truce as Yemen peace talks start

Meanwhile, UN-sponsored peace talks attended by major parties of the Yemen conflict kicked off in Switzerland, seeking to establish a permanent ceasefire and pave...
Former President J. A. Kufuor

Current trend of deforestation in Ghana unacceptable – Kufuor

He said the continuous decline in forest cover was very largely going to affect food and agricultural produce and jeopardize Ghana's longstanding position as...
Some Libya Dawn fighters shoot their guns near Libya's capital city of Tripoli, on March 11, 2015. Clashes erupted on Wednesday between Libya Dawn militants and pro-government forces in the Ajaylat area some 80 kilometers west of Tripoli. (Xinhua/Hamza Turkia)

UN envoy restarts talks with GNC in Morocco to end Libyan War

UNSMIL set Sept. 20 as deadline for the GNC negotiating team to submit the new UN deal to the GNC members in Tripoli and...
Somalia

UN envoy concerned about influx of refugees and returnees into Somalia

The newly appointed United Nation's Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, on Wednesday expressed concerns about the influx of returnees and Yemeni...
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UN envoy praises Ghana’s commitment to world body

A senior official of the United Nations (UN) on Friday praised Ghana's commitment and contribution to the ideals of the UN and the promotion...
RDF soldiers dance after returning from a peacekeeping mission in Darfur in 2013. (File)

UN envoy welcomes efforts to achieve peace, stability in Great Lakes region

Said Jenit, visiting envoy of the General Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon, has welcomed efforts to achieve peace and stability in the...
Houthi rebels

Houthi rebels move on key Red Sea port

Houthi rebels Tuesday reportedly took control of security checkpoints around Yemen's main Red Sea port city of Hudeida, weeks after seizing effective control of...

Women Cry On UN Envoy ?To Take Away The Guns In The System’

Author:?Jocelyne Sambira Imagine being charged $100 for a medical certificate issued by a doctor proving that you have been raped before you can go after...