UNOCA

Terrorism diverts resources from ‘much-needed’ development to ‘costly’ security, warns UN envoy for Central Africa

The scourge of terrorism and violent extremism continues to affect all of Central Africa and divert government resources from much-needed development programmes to costly security operations, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council on Wednesday. 

News in Brief 03 October 2017 (PM)

Scale-up aid to Myanmar refugees in Bangladesh: UN officials

Two senior UN officials are calling for scaled-up assistance to support thousands of people who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar over the past six weeks.

Audio -

UN and Africa: focus on civilians in Central Africa, Libya and sustainable industrial development

Lord’s Resistance Army continues to cause “unspeakable suffering”

Audio -
10'

Lord’s Resistance Army continues to cause “unspeakable suffering”

The Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group, is continuing to cause “unspeakable suffering” for civilians in central African countries where it operates, according to the UN’s Special Representative for the region.

Audio -

Court should work in line with “democratic aspirations” of Gabon

The “democratic aspirations” of the people Gabon should be respected in a legal challenge to a disputed presidential election.

The claim filed by the defeated candidate, Jean Ping, who lost the August poll by around 5,500 votes, has been made in the Constitutional Court.

Audio -

UN and Africa: focus on attacks by the Lord’s Resistance Army, children migrants and refugees in Dadaab camp

Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in CAR have “notably increased”

Audio -
10'

Lord’s Resistance Army attacks in CAR have “notably increased”

Attacks by the so-called Lord’s Resistance Army group in the Central Africa Republic (CAR) have “notably increased” in recent months.

Audio -

Elections “complicate” political crisis in Burundi

Presidential elections in Burundi have complicated the political crisis in the Great Lakes country, according to a senior United Nations official in the region.
Burundi has been in political turmoil ever since the incumbent President decided to run for a third term.
Audio -

Security Council calls for concerted efforts to enhance stability in Central Africa

The Security Council today encouraged the United Nations Regional Office for Central Africa (UNOCA) to form partnerships with other organizations to help countries in the region to address peace and security challenges, particularly the flow of illicit small arms, border security and the threat posed by the marauding Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).