Africa

Human rights: Widespread attacks in DR Congo may amount to crimes against humanity

The UN human rights office, OHCHR, has warned against potential crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) following a spike in attacks by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) armed group, in two provinces in the east of the country. 

UN independent experts call for ‘justice, accountability and reparation to victims’ in Sudan 

Recent intercommunal violence and deadly attacks in Darfur have prompted two independent UN human rights experts on Monday to urge the Government of Sudan to urgently implement strong measures to ensure the safety of civilians, including the internally displaced.  

South Sudan: UN rights commission welcomes ‘first steps’ towards transitional justice institutions

A UN human rights commission on South Sudan has welcomed developments towards the establishment of long-awaited transitional justice mechanisms to address violations committed during conflict, as required under the 2018 peace agreement. 

Libya vote offers renewal and reconciliation chance, says veteran UN negotiator 

All Libyans have a chance at national reconciliation and renewal once the country’s representatives, who have begun meeting in Switzerland, vote on a new executive, UN negotiator Stephanie Williams said on Monday. 

UN envoy condemns terrorist attack on hotel in Somalia

The United Nations envoy for Somalia has strongly condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on a hotel near the international airport in capital Mogadishu that left at least five people dead and dozens more wounded.