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Congo court poised to rule on presidential vote challenge

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's constitutional court is poised to rule as early as Friday on a challenge to the presidential election results. But the African Union continental body has issued a surprise last-minute request for Congo's government to delay releasing final results, citing "serious doubts"...

UN health agency: Rising misconduct reports are 'positive'

Jan. 18, 2019 8:48 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that it's seeing increasing reports of misconduct reported by staffers within the U.N. health agency, describing the trend as "a positive thing." WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic said at a press briefing in Geneva the agency has been investigating...

The Latest: UN: 34 killed in Congo since vote results issued

Jan. 18, 2019 8:45 AM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's disputed presidential election (all times local): 2:40 p.m. The U.N. human rights office says at least 34 people have been killed in Congo since disputed provisional election results were announced on Jan. 10. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani tells reporters in...

The Latest: UN denounces Zimbabwe's 'excessive use of force'

Jan. 18, 2019 5:32 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe unrest (all times local): 12:30 p.m. The U.N. human rights office is denouncing reported "excessive use of force" by Zimbabwe's security forces against protesters opposed to dramatic fuel price increases and austerity measures. Spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani...

Thousands protest against al-Bashir's rule across Sudan

Jan. 17, 2019 5:46 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Thursday in cities across Sudan, including the capital, where activists said two people were killed in clashes between police and protesters attempting to reach the presidential palace to demand longtime ruler Omar al-Bashir step down. The...

AP Exclusive: UN health chief orders probe into misconduct

Jan. 17, 2019 2:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization has ordered an internal investigation into allegations the U.N. health agency is rife with racism, sexism and corruption, after a series of anonymous emails with the explosive charges were sent to top managers last year. Three emails addressed to WHO...

UN says chief truce monitor in Yemen safe after shooting

Jan. 17, 2019 1:37 PM EST

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The head of the U.N. mission In Yemen charged with monitoring a cease-fire between rival forces in a key port city was leaving a meeting with government representatives Thursday when a U.N.-marked armored vehicle in his convoy was hit with one round of small arms fire, the spokesman for...

The Latest: WHO confirms internal misconduct probe underway

Jan. 17, 2019 1:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on misconduct allegations at the World Health Organization (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The World Health Organization has confirmed it is investigating allegations of misconduct following an Associated Press story that revealed its chief ordered an internal probe to examine...

The Latest: UN says bullet hit vehicle near Yemen monitor

Jan. 17, 2019 1:08 PM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Yemen (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The U.N. spokesman says the head of its Yemen mission charged with monitoring a cease-fire and withdrawal of rival forces from Hodeida was leaving a meeting with Yemeni government representatives when a U.N.-marked...

UN spokesman says Yemen monitor Patrick Cammaert and team are safe in Hodeida following reported shooting incident

Jan. 17, 2019 9:54 AM EST
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — UN spokesman says Yemen monitor Patrick Cammaert and team are safe in Hodeida following reported shooting incident.