News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. Torture is ‘widespread’ and likely underestimated in DR Congo: UN report

    - UN News

    Torture is “widespread” and underestimated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and the abuse involves armed groups and State forcesUN investigators said on Wednesday.

  2. Guterres says Central African Republic must ‘spare no effort’ to help bring killers of UN peacekeepers to justice

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General has expressed his deep sadness over the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh who were killed on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), following a roadside bomb explosion near the border with Cameroon. Others were injured, and one remains in a critical condition.

  3. Five years of violence in northern Mozambique has forced nearly a million to flee

    - UN News

    Nearly one million people have fled extreme violence perpetrated by non-State armed groups in northern Mozambique over the past five years, the UN refugee agency UNHCR reported on Tuesday. 

  4. Fight against human trafficking must be strengthened in Ethiopia’s wartorn north

    - UN News

    Throughout Ethiopia’s Tigray, Afar and Amhar regions, women and girls are becoming increasingly vulnerable to abduction and sex trafficking as they flee ongoing armed conflict, a group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts warned on Monday.

  5. Delivering justice for abused child brides in The Comoros

    - UN News

    Around thirty per cent of girls in The Comoros become child brides, and they make up the vast majority of sexual violence cases reported across the African country.

  6. DR Congo: Humanitarian situation worsens; UN mission continues to battle armed militias

    - UN News

    The UN envoy for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Friday denounced the recent violence against the Organization’s stabilization mission in the country, which has been the target of “manipulation and stigmatization”.

  7. Poverty Impacts on Efforts to End Child Marriage, say Parliamentarians

    - Inter Press Service

    Johannesburg, Sep 29 (IPS) - Child marriage continues to be a scourge in many African countries – despite legislation and efforts of many, including parliamentarians, to keep girls in school and create brighter futures for them. This was the view of participants in a recent webinar held under the auspices of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).

  8. Climate Action Plans Could Help Address Injustice, Inequity in African Cities

    - Inter Press Service

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Sep 29 (IPS) - Equity and justice feature prominently in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th (IPCC) Assessment Report Working Group IIpublished in 2022. The report focuses on the impacts of climate change, as well as vulnerability and adaptation.

  9. UN Special Adviser welcomes start of trial against top Rwanda genocide suspect

    - UN News

    A senior UN official has welcomed the start of the trial against an alleged leading figure in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, highlighting the importance of paying attention to hate speech in deterring atrocities. 

  10. Guinea: UN pledges support for justice and accountability, as stadium massacre trial begins

    - UN News

    The UN chief on Wednesday paid tribute to the hundreds of victims and their families, of a 2009 stadium massacre in the capital of Guinea, as some of the ringleaders allegedly responsible for the gruesome death of more than 150 people that day, went on trial.

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