Africa

At UN, Somalia’s President spotlights country’s progress, but cautions eradicating terrorism ‘will not be easy’

Somalia is “the perfect example of the success of the multilateral system,” President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed told the UN General Assembly on Thursday, while acknowledging that the Horn of Africa country still needed international and regional support and cooperation, particularly to deal with threats from Al-Shabab.  

South Sudan ‘heading towards lasting peace and stability’, UN General Assembly told

Through the cooperation of the leaders of South Sudan, First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly that his country could become “a beacon of hope and peace”. 

African cooperation on peace ‘increasingly strong’, Security Council told

African countries are building increasingly strong partnerships for advancing peace and security, as well as inclusive sustainable development across the continent, the Security Council heard on Thursday, during a briefing by the UN Secretary-General’s Chef de Cabinet, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti.

DR Congo President outlines vision for a ‘more representative’ UN Security Council

With Africa at the centre of many global challenges, it is time for the continent to have a seat in the UN Security Council, the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) told world leaders on Thursday.

Mali President outlines achievements and challenges since 2015 peace deal

A 2015 peace deal for Mali has led to a “progressive return of trust between parties”, President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

Libya facing ‘serious crisis’ fueled by outsiders bent on dividing the county, UN Assembly told

Libya is experiencing “a serious crisis because of negative foreign interference,” Faiez Mustafa Sarraj told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday evening.

Signs DR Congo Ebola outbreak finally ‘on the retreat’ but risk of international spread, ‘still high’

The second worst Ebola outbreak in history is “on the retreat” said the UN’s health agency chief on Wednesday, warning however that there is no room for complacency, with dozens of new cases each week still being recorded in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

UN chief urges scaled up response for peace, across troubled Sahel’s region

Humanitarian and development responses for Mali and Africa’s wider Sahel region “are falling short”, and support must be scaled up to ensure a hopeful future for its people, the Secretary-General told world leaders at a special high level meeting inside UN Headquarters on Wednesday.  

Liberian President credits UN for ‘16 years of unbroken peace’, outlines plan to reduce poverty, boost growth

“Liberia is a UN success story”, President George Manneh Weah told the annual United Nations high-level generalral debate in New York on Wednesday.

‘Milestone agreement’ paves the way for new UN Human Rights Office in Sudan

“With this milestone agreement, we are poised to accompany Sudan through an important moment in its history” – the words of UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet on Wednesday, as she signed a deal between the UN and the newly-constituted Government of Sudan to open a Human Rights Office in the capital, Khartoum.