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UN chief criticizes Central African Republic forces' actions

Jun. 16, 2021 21:53 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly criticized the Central African Republic’s security and allied forces in a new report for an “unprecedented increase in hostile threats and incidents” targeting U.N. peacekeepers and alleged human rights abuses. ...

UN envoy: More insecurity in Mali will have `drastic' impact

Jun. 14, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The new U.N. special envoy for crisis-wracked Mali warned Monday that further insecurity, especially in the country’s center and north, will have “drastic consequences” for the immediate region and beyond, and urged the military-led transitional government to...

UN strongly condemns violations in Central African Republic

Jun. 07, 2021 21:52 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday strongly condemned violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in the Central African Republic and warned that attacks on United Nations peacekeepers there may constitute war crimes. The press...

Mali's coup leader wrests back control of the government

May. 25, 2021 16:50 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — The man who ousted Mali's president from power last year regained control of the West African country Tuesday by deposing the president and prime minister of the transitional government, a move France decried as another coup d'etat. While Col. Assimi...

UN condemns peacekeeper attacks, urges prosecution, safety

May. 24, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Security Council condemned killings and attacks against U.N. peacekeepers in the strongest terms Monday and called for prompt prosecution of those responsible. The council underscored the critical importance of safety and security for the...

Volcano erupts near Congolese city of Goma; residents flee

May. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

GOMA, Congo (AP) — Congo’s Mount Nyiragongo erupted for the first time in nearly two decades Saturday, turning the night sky a fiery red and sending lava onto a major highway as panicked residents tried to flee Goma, a city of nearly 2 million. There was no immediate...

UN seeks proposals to end force on Sudan-South Sudan border

May. 11, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to extend the mandate of the nearly 3,700-strong peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border until Nov. 15. It also asked Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to provide recommendations...

French prosecutors request end of Rwanda genocide probe

May. 03, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris prosecutors on Monday requested the end of a years-long investigation of accusations of involvement of France’s peacekeeping force in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda in which an estimated 800,000 people were slaughtered. French...

'Clean out our insides': Ethiopia detains Tigrayans amid war

Apr. 29, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia has swept up thousands of ethnic Tigrayans into detention centers across the country on accusations that they are traitors, often holding them for months and without charges, the AP has found. The detentions, mainly but not exclusively of...

Chad rebels threaten to depose slain president's son

Apr. 21, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

N'DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — Rebels in Chad threatened to depose the son of the country's slain president after he was named interim leader of the strategic central African nation, raising the specter Wednesday of a violent power struggle. It was not certain how close the...