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UN envoy calls for "common strategy" on political process in South Sudan


The United Nations (UN)'s envoy in South Sudan on Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to unite behind a common strategy to advance the political process and ensure peace in the crisis-torn country.

UN donates 1.6 mln USD to assist flood victims in Zimbabwe


The United Nations Central Emergency Fund (CERF) on Wednesday handed over 1.6 million U.S. dollars to assist over 32,000 people who were affected by floods in Zimbabwe this year.

UN delivers food to 114,000 people since famine declared in South Sudan


Since the famine was declared on Feb. 20 in parts of South Sudan, the United Nations and its partners have delivered food to nearly 114,000 people across four locations in Mayendit county and to nearly 25,500 people in two locations in Koch county.

Child migrants seen on deadly journey from North Africa to Europe, UN agency warns


Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.

3 policemen injured in suicide bomb attack in eastern Algeria


Three police officers were injured late on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself out near a police station in the eastern province of Constantine, local media reported.

Bodies of 27 migrants recovered in west Libya, 13 in shipping container


The bodies of 27 migrants have been recovered in Western Libya, 13 of whom died of suffocation in a shipping container, the Red Crescent said on Thursday.

Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe


Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health.

Gambia's former leader Yahya Jammeh leaves power after 22 years, goes into exile


Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out Saturday (Jan 21) from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

West African military halt Gambia operation, issue Jammeh deadline


West African armies halted an operation in Gambia aimed at installing the country's new president, Adama Barrow, on Thursday so regional leaders could make one last attempt to convince longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh to step aside.

Air strike on displaced camp in Nigeria "kills 52"


At least 52 aid workers and civilians were killed on Tuesday when an air force jet accidentally bombed a camp in northeast Nigeria instead of Boko Haram militants, medical charity MSF said.