News headlines for “Conflicts in Africa”

  1. UN chief ‘deeply regrets’ Mali’s decision to expel senior rights official

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    The UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday he deeply regrets Mali’s recent decision to declare the top UN human rights representative as persona non grata.

  2. Zambia: New grant gives boost to women peacekeepers

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    Zambia’s police force will get nearly $1 million to boost women’s participation in global peace operations, a UN Women-hosted trust fund announced on Tuesday.

  3. Lack of jobs, the main driver of violent extremism in sub-Saharan Africa: UNDP

    - UN News

    A lack of job opportunities is the leading factor driving people to join fast-growing violent extremist groups in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new report released by the UN Development Programme on Tuesday.

  4. UN human rights chief calls on Mali to reverse ‘regrettable’ expulsion order

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday called on Malian authorities to rescind their expulsion order for his top representative in the country.

  5. South African peacekeeper killed after helicopter comes under fire mid-flight in DR Congo

    - UN News

    A UN peacekeeper was killed on Sunday in the restive eastern region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) after the helicopter he was travelling in came under fire after taking off from the city of Beni.

  6. From the Field: Earning a crust from bread

    - UN News

    A UN-supported refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) who was left for dead after being attacked by armed men, has baked his way back to a new life off the breadline, in Burundi.

  7. Insecurity in Nigerias Southern Kaduna: Will the Elections Change the Scenario?

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Feb 02 (IPS) - Tabitha Siman, a survivor of an attack at her home, says life is not worth living after her twin daughters, husband, and co-wife were killed during an attack at her home.

  8. Nigeria: UN genocide expert warns against worsening security situation

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    The UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide on Thursday voiced concern over the worsening security situation in Nigeria, while urging the authorities to ensure counter-terrorism operations are conducted in line with international human rights and humanitarian law. 

  9. Ethiopia: Northern aid access improving but some areas still hard to reach

    - UN News

    UN humanitarians on Thursday reported that aid access in the north is continuing to improve with aid operations expanding following last November’s ceasefire agreement, but some civilians in the battle-scarred region “remain hard to reach.”

  10. Pope Francis in DR Congo: WFP highlights Africa’s biggest hunger crisis

    - UN News

    As crowds in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) thronged on Thursday to hear Pope Francis’s message of hope and solidarity on day three of his official visit to Central Africa, UN humanitarians warned that aid agencies face growing demands and shrinking funds in DRC - Africa’s biggest hunger crisis.

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