UN chief welcomes power-sharing deal between Sudanese military and opposition

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Friday he was “encouraged” by reports of a newly-inked power-sharing deal between the Forces for Freedom and Change – a coalition of opposition and protest groups – and Sudan’s ruling military council.

News in Brief 07 December 2017 (AM)

Famine conditions “likely” to return in parts of South Sudan next year

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News in Brief 9 February 2017 (PM)

Somali president faces "formidable" set of challenges, international partners say

Somalia's new president faces a "formidable" set of challenges in meeting the expectations of the Somali people, the country's international partners have said.

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Africa committed to “silencing the guns” by 2020

Although Africa is on the path to economic development and greater integration, conflict continues to be a “big obstacle” to progress, according to a senior officer with a regional organization on the continent.

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Annan says UN will team with regional group on peacemaking in Somalia, Sudan

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today offered the world body's collaboration with East Africa's Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), meeting to focus on its quest for peace in Somalia and the Sudan, and said the Security Council would investigate violations of the arms embargo against Sudan.

Somalia: Annan welcomes signing of declaration on cessation of hostilities

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today hailed the signing of an accord outlining a future course towards peace in Somalia, and urged the warring factions there to lay down their arms.

UN will increase support to Somalia if security improves in the country - Annan

Secretary-General, Kofi Annan today said the United Nations would increase humanitarian and development assistance to Somalia if its parties and leaders guaranteed access to those in need and the safety to humanitarian workers in the country.

Security Council urges Somalis to participate ‘constructively’ in reconciliation talks

Members of the United Nations Security Council have urged the parties in Somalia to participate “constructively” in an upcoming national reconciliation conference in Kenya.