Africa

Security Council welcomes conviction in war crimes trial of Charles Taylor

The Security Council today joined welcomed the guilty verdict handed down against former Liberian President Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during Sierra Leone’s civil war.

UN officials welcome court’s guilty verdict in Charles Taylor trial

United Nations officials today welcomed the guilty verdict handed down against former Liberian President Charles Taylor by the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL).

Security Council extends sanctions on Côte d’Ivoire for another year

The Security Council today renewed for another year the set of sanctions imposed on Côte d’Ivoire, while adjusting the arms embargo in light of the need for weapons and ammunition to train and equip the country’s security forces.

Libya: UN mission welcomes start date for registration of voters, candidates

The United Nations mission in Libya today welcomed the announcement by the country’s electoral authorities of the start date for the registration of voters and candidates for the upcoming polls to choose members of the National Congress.

Security Council urges immediate ceasefire between Sudan and South Sudan

Following a briefing on the situation on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, members of the Security Council today urged an immediate ceasefire and a return to negotiations for the two countries.

Security Council condemns ‘in strongest terms’ attack on peacekeepers in Darfur

The Security Council today condemned “in the strongest terms” an attack on peacekeepers in West Darfur, Sudan, in which four were wounded, one of whom subsequently died as a result of wounds sustained in the attack.

UN condemns aerial bombardments in South Sudan’s Unity state

United Nations senior officials today deplored the continued aerial bombardments in Bentiu town in South Sudan’s Unity state, and called on the country and its neighbour, Sudan, to take all measures to ensure the safety of civilians.

UN and AU envoys arrive in Chad to warn of possibility of LRA haven

Senior United Nations and African Union officials arrived in Chad this weekend on a joint mission to warn its Government that the country could be the next destination of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).

Guinea-Bissau: Security Council demands restoration of constitutional order

Raising the possibility of targeted sanctions, the United Nations Security Council today demanded the immediate restoration of constitutional order in Guinea-Bissau, as well as the reinstatement of the West African country's legitimate government.

Darfur: UN-African Union mission chief concerned over developments in south

The head of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in the western Sudanese region of Darfur today expressed serious concern over developments in the region’s south, following attacks by armed movements on three towns earlier this week.