Africa

UN committed to end sexual and gender based violence in Liberia, stresses envoy

The United Nations envoy to Liberia has underscored the world body’s commitment to working with the Government to end sexual and gender-based crimes at the opening of a new police unit tasked with investigating such violent offences.

Relations between Rwanda and DR Congo focus of Ban's talks in Kigali

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President Paul Kagame discussed the situation in the border region between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today during their meeting in Kigali, the current stop on the United Nations chief's five-nation Africa trip.

Media report about UN envoy in Sudan 'complete fabrication,' declares mission

The United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) has strongly protested a report in today's Al-Raed newspaper alleging that Special Representative Ashraf Qazi admitted that the Mission provided information about the country to the International Criminal Court.