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UN: Central African Republic peace deal may be turning point

Feb. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The peace agreement signed earlier this month by the Central African Republic's government and 14 rebel groups "could be a turning point" in the history of the conflict-torn country despite persistent dangers, the U.N. envoy for the impoverished nation said Thursday. Parfait...

Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peace

Feb. 21, 2019 5:04 AM EST

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago. The evidence from numerous accounts that opposing sides are adding fighters to their ranks is a worrying sign that threatens the...

Possible peace declaration looms large over Trump-Kim summit

Feb. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — With their second summit fast approaching, speculation is growing that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to persuade North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to commit to denuclearization by giving him something he wants more than almost anything else: an announcement of peace and an end to the...

UN envoy arrives in Yemen to discuss truce around port city

Feb. 17, 2019 11:10 AM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths arrived on Sunday in the capital, Sanaa, to discuss the "complex situation" in and around the key port city of Hodeida, Yemeni security officials said. The Houthi rebels said their leader, Abdul-Malek al-Houthi, met with Griffiths to discuss the...

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UN

Feb. 15, 2019 8:05 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations said on Friday. At least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December last...

The Latest: Nigeria's leader vows protection for foreigners

Feb. 14, 2019 1:59 PM EST

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The Latest on Nigeria's upcoming elections(all times local): 8:55 p.m. Nigeria's president is vowing "safety and full protection" for foreign election observers, diplomats and others as Africa's most populous country goes to the polls on Saturday. President Muhammadu Buhari's...

UN: 2015 peace accord for Ukraine's east not implemented

Feb. 12, 2019 8:01 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A 2015 agreement to bring peace to Ukraine's volatile east remains largely unimplemented and civilians are paying the highest price, with more than 3,300 killed and 3.5 million needing humanitarian aid this year, U.N. officials said Tuesday. Russia's annexation of the Crimean...

Let's talk: White House throws bipartisan Camp David retreat

Feb. 8, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Can the presidential retreat that produced the landmark Camp David Mideast peace accord do anything to help bridge the divides in polarized Washington? White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney isn't setting any lofty goals, but he's invited a bipartisan mix of legislators to the...

UN to host informal meeting of Cyprus' rival leaders

Feb. 8, 2019 3:46 PM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The United Nations says it will host a new informal meeting later this month between the rival leaders of ethnically divided Cyprus. It's hoped Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and breakaway Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will start laying the groundwork for a return...

Details from Central African Republic rebel deal released

Feb. 8, 2019 2:44 PM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — An agreement signed by Central African Republic and 14 rebel groups earlier this week will see the dissolution of armed groups, the formation of an inclusive government and the creation of a fund for victims who have suffered in years of conflict, according to the...