Africa

Darfur: more rapid-response police join UN-African Union peacekeeping force

Two new contingents of Nigerian police officers trained in high-risk operations have joined the joint United Nations-African Union (AU) peacekeeping mission in the war-ravaged Darfur region of Sudan.

Ghana: Secretary-General welcomes peaceful polls

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people and Government of Ghana on the peaceful and organized end to their recent presidential and legislative elections.

Top UN envoy speaks out against killings of prominent Somalis

Denouncing the recent killings of several prominent Somalis, the top United Nations envoy to Somalia today called for an end to impunity and “lawlessness” in the strife-torn Horn of Africa nation.

DR Congo: UN calls on rebels to resume talks with Government

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today called on the main rebel group in the east of the vast country to resume talks with the Government next week in a bid to end fighting that has forced over 250,000 from their homes since August.