UN envoy calls for donors to help Cameroon and Nigeria solve border dispute

The United Nations envoy for West Africa has called on the international community to donate more money to help Cameroon and Nigeria peacefully resolve their border dispute.

Sierra Leonean refugees returning home from Liberia – UN agency

The United Nations refugee agency today reported the repatriation, from Liberia, of the first group of Sierra Leoneans to return to their home country since the signing of a truce in August between the Liberian Government and two rebel groups.

UN agency mission finds serious humanitarian needs in east of DR of the Congo

A recent assessment by United Nations relief agencies has found widespread humanitarian needs in the South Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

Security Council studying report on gem and mineral plunder in DR of Congo

The United Nations Security Council is studying a draft statement on the plundering of gems and minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and intends to discuss it next month, a UN spokesperson said today.

Rains fail in Somalia, thousands at risk, UN representative warns

With an apparent failure of the traditional short September to November rainy season Somalia faces “an acute humanitarian crisis,” and needs increased aid, the United Nations representative there said today.

Cameroon and Nigeria discuss border dispute during UN commission talks

Cameroon and Nigeria held talks over their border dispute during a two-day meeting of the United Nations-chaired Mixed Commission, which finished today in Abuja, Nigeria.

Annan presents exchange of letters on Côte d'Ivoire mission

Secretary-General Kofi Annan today released an exchange of letters between his office and the Security Council on the status of the United Nations Mission in Côte d'Ivoire (MINUCI).

UN commission to meet again on Cameroon-Nigeria border dispute

A United Nations-chaired panel set up to peacefully resolve the border dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria is holding its sixth meeting today and tomorrow.

UN blocked in attempt to check reports of Rwandan troops in DR of Congo

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has reported that it had been stopped in its effort over the last few weeks to check on reports of Rwandan troops being stationed inside the Congo.

UN humanitarian programmes continue in Liberia

While negotiations for access to remote areas in Liberia are underway, United Nations humanitarian agencies continue to distribute aid where they can outside the capital Monrovia, a UN spokesperson said today.