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Venezuela, Lebanon, SSudan lose UN voting rights over dues

Jan. 19, 2023 19:39 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela, Lebanon and South Sudan are in arrears on paying dues to the United Nations’ operating budget and are among six nations that have lost their voting rights in the 193-member General Assembly, the U.N. chief said in a letter circulated Thursday. ...

Biden pumps up Africa relations, will visit next year

Dec. 15, 2022 17:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday he will visit sub-Saharan Africa next year, the first U.S. president to travel there in a decade. He announced the trip — still unscheduled — as he wrapped up a U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit by stressing he’s serious about increasing U.S....

Prime minister: Coup thwarted in Sao Tome and Principe

Nov. 25, 2022 19:59 PM EST

SAO TOME, Sao Tome and Principe (AP) — Security forces in the Central African island nation of Sao Tome and Principe have killed four people and detained two others including politician Delfim Neves following a thwarted coup attempt, officials said Friday. Prime Minister Patrice...

UN maintains Somali arms embargo over government objections

Nov. 17, 2022 23:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations Security Council voted Thursday to maintain an arms embargo on Somalia over strong objections from its government, saying the al-Shabab “terrorist group” still seriously threatens peace and stability in the region and sanctions are needed to degrade...

UN extends Central African Republic peacekeeping mission

Nov. 14, 2022 23:57 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council extended the nearly 17,500-strong U.N. peacekeeping mission in the troubled Central African Republican for a year on Monday, with Russia, China and Gabon abstaining. The French-drafted resolution maintains the robust mandate of the...