Africa

UN envoy for Western Sahara set to visit region next week

The top United Nations envoy guiding negotiations to end the conflict over Western Sahara is set to visit the region next week for talks with the parties involved, a United Nations spokesperson said today in New York.

Last group of Rwandans in Tanzania return home, UN refugee agency says

The last of more than 500,000 Rwandans in Tanzania have returned home, marking the end of one of the most dramatic refugee exoduses in the turbulent history of Central Africa, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said today.

More people in northeastern DR of Congo displaced from homes, UN says

More than 70,000 people have recently lost their homes in the northeastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), swelling the ranks of the 33,000 who were previously forced from their residences, the United Nations said today.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN agency urging quick evacuation of Liberians from endangered camp

Officials from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have urged Côte d’Ivoire to approve the speedy evacuation of thousands of terrified Liberians from a camp in the country’s volatile west.