Security Council discusses conflict prevention and recovery in Africa

Proposals for preventing conflict and fostering recovery in Africa were widely discussed today in the United Nations Security Council, which held a daylong meeting on the issue that saw the participation of over three dozen speakers.

Urgent aid needed for displaced persons in Angola - UN envoy

A senior United Nations official visiting Angola said he was stunned by the number of persons displaced by the conflict in the Southern African nation's provinces of Moxico and Bie, calling it an extremely serious situation.