UN group to Kabila: Publish a DR Congo electoral calendar

UN group to Kabila: Publish a DR Congo electoral calendar

President Joseph Kabila, whose term as president of Democratic Republic of Congo expired last December, shows no signs of moving toward the delayed presidential elections he has refused to hold. He has shrugged off any commitment to a December 31 power-sharing deal with the country’s Rassemblement political opposition coalition, one…

Egypt: UN Security Council condemns Sinai attack

Egypt: UN Security Council condemns Sinai attack

The United Nations Security Council issued on Monday a strong condemnation of a terror attack in Egypt that claimed the lives of at least 18 Egyptian policemen. The attack in the Sinai region also left three more injured. The Security Council members expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the…

Namibia sees new sanctions over links to North Korea

Namibia sees new sanctions over links to North Korea

Two Namibian firms doing business with North Korea have fallen under new sanctions imposed by Japan, as tensions with Pyongyang have escalated in recent months. Those tensions reached new heights on Tuesday after North Korea launched a missile that flew over Japanese territory at Hokkaido, landing in the Pacific Ocean…

UN Security Council discusses funding for G5 Sahel force

The Group of Five Sahel (G5 Sahel) Joint Force is expected to bolster existing efforts to combat terrorism in the region but requires international funding to succeed, said the United Nations head of peacekeeping operations during a UN Security Council briefing on Tuesday. Assistant-Secretary-General El-Ghassim Wane told the council that…

Central Africa envoy urges UNSC to stay focused on LRA rebel threat

The United Nations (UN) envoy for the Central Africa region warned the UN Security Council on Tuesday not to underestimate the continued threat of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), particularly as troop withdrawals create space for potential further instability. François Loucény Fall, the Special Representative and head of the UN…

Africa’s C-10 leaders threaten boycott of UNGA over reforms

Heads of state serving on the African Union’s Committee of Ten have proposed a boycott of the United Nations General Assembly if their longstanding expectation of permanent representation on the UN Security Council is again disregarded. The summit, completed in Equatorial Guinea on Wednesday, brought together members of the African…