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West African states continue efforts to resolve Gambia electoral crisis

Mohammed Ibn Chambas, head of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS). UN File Photo/Manuel Elias.

Leaders from the West African regional bloc ECOWAS have returned to The Gambia in efforts to resolve the country's electoral crisis, the UN Security Council heard on Friday. Ambassadors were briefed by the…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Millions of children to receive measles vaccine in Nigeria

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A mass vaccination campaign to protect more than four million children against a measles outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria kicked…

13 Jan 2017 / Listen /

Civilians still facing insecurity in Darfur

Women and children displaced from Jebel Marra, in North Darfur, due to fighting, take shelter in the Tawilla new arrivals site. Photo: OCHA (file photo)

Despite a decrease in conflict in the Darfur region of Sudan, civilians there continue to face inter-communal violence and…

12 Jan 2017 / Listen /

UN and Africa: focus on DRC agreement, tobacco and refugees

A wide view of the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). UN Photo/Manuel Elias

Peacekeeping chief urges swift implementation of DRC agreement The UN Security Council has been urged to continue calling for…

12 Jan 2017 / Listen /
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