Tensions remain high among Sudanese refugees in western Ethiopia after weekend violence killed dozens of people, including three staff members from an Ethiopian government office, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said today.
The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has stepped up around-the-clock air, land and river patrols along the West African country's borders with Guinea and Liberia to prevent illegal infiltration resulting from efforts to disarm former combatants in Liberia's civil wars.
If China helps Africa ensure food security and fight HIV/AIDS, Africa, in turn, offers China huge investment opportunities in its emerging markets and mining sectors, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.
Hope is emerging for a democratic Burundi, with politics based on peaceful competition rather than ethnic exclusion, but this fragile progress could be undermined by the country's poor living conditions, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today.
Calling the brief military coup in Guinea-Bissau "the culmination of an untenable situation," United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called on the international community to recommend ways of preventing democratically elected governments in post-conflict countries flouting the basic practices of governance.
With 300 million Africans lacking sustainable access to safe water, a United Nations-sponsored conference on water agreed on a plan today to halve that number by 2015, while maintaining adequate water supplies to agro-industry and managing weather crises.
With 115,000 refugees in Chad and 50,700 in the Central African Republic (CAR), a senior United Nations refugee agency official begins a six-day tour of refugee camps tomorrow to try to remove impediments to repatriation.