A former Anglican bishop today pleaded not guilty to four counts of genocide and crimes against humanity for his role in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, according to United Nations tribunal that issued the indictment.
In his first report to the Security Council on Liberia's compliance with Council demands for an immediate end to Monrovia's ties with a Sierra Leone rebel group, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has "strongly" suggested that the international community remain engaged with Liberia and its people, whatever course of action the Council chooses to follow.
The head of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL), Oluyemi Adeniji, was in Abuja, Nigeria, today to take part in a review of the progress in implementing a ceasefire accord for Sierra Leone.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan today said Uganda's announcement that it had withdrawn from the Lusaka peace accords was "not necessarily a setback" if the authorities respect the spirit of the agreement.
The United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) is set to open a new human rights office in the eastern part of the country to promote the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and to help instil a culture of human rights.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the United Nations Security Council today expressed distress at the killings of six relief workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and urged parties to the conflict to ensure safe access by humanitarian agencies.
The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend for two months, until June 30, the mandate of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was set up in 1991 to allow the people of the Territory to choose between independence and integration into Morocco.
Members of the United Nations Security Council will visit the Great Lakes region of Africa next month to monitor the progress made towards peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Burundi, a UN spokesperson announced today.