The United Nations peacekeeping operation in Eritrea and Ethiopia today officially established a Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) along the countries' common border, representing a "milestone" in the resolution of the conflict between the two East African States, according to the head of the UN mission.
Against the backdrop of a disintegrating humanitarian and security situation at the borders between Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, Secretary-General Kofi Annan today urged the warring parties to meet to address the conflict's underlying causes.
A United Nations panel dealing with sanctions on Angolan rebels has recommended tightening regulations governing the activities of arms brokers and establishing an international register of companies involved in "sanctions-busting."
A continent-wide plan for fighting AIDS in Africa will be endorsed by next week's Summit meeting on infectious diseases in Abuja, Nigeria, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) announced today.
The deployment of United Nations peacekeepers in the Congolese town of Kisangani will resume on Friday morning, according to an arrangement reached today between the UN mission and the rebel group that had blocked the arrival of the 120-member Moroccan contingent on Sunday.
Members of the United Nations Security Council today stressed the need for all warring armies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to stick to the schedules established for the disengagement of troops, regardless of concerns about another party's compliance with the process.
Moving quickly to beat the upcoming rainy season and possible instability in an insecure area, the United Nations refugee agency is preparing to transport tens of thousands of Sierra Leoneans out of camps in Guinea's volatile "Parrot's Beak" region, a UN spokesman announced today.