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35,000 Nigerians killed in Boko Haram attacks– UN

An estimated 35,000 persons have lost their lives in the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States and other parts of Nigeria since the beginning of the conflict in 2009, the United Nations has said. “These are 35,000 too many deaths,” it said in a statement. The agency also

UN pledges to support African countries on AfCFTA

Amina Mohammed, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, has pledged the UN’s full support to the African Union (AU) as nations begin to earnestly operationalise the landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). According to a statement issued by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), she made the pledge on Sunday in Niamey,

UN pulls staff from Sudan amid growing global concern

•African Union to hold emergency meeting as death toll continues to rise following military crackdown on protesters. The United Nations will pull staff out of Sudan as the African Union (AU) holds an emergency meeting after the violent dispersal of a protest camp in the capital killed dozens of people. The UN plans to relocate some personnel because

UN Renews South Sudan Arms Embargo

The United Nations, (U.N.) Security Council renewed sanctions on South Sudan Thursday for another year, including an arms embargo. But none of the council’s three African members supported the measure. Last year, after earlier failed attempts, the Security Council imposed sanctions, including an arms embargo, against South Sudan, where political violence

Boko Haram: Buhari seeks UN assistance to re-build North East, rehabilitate IDPs

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari says the assistance of the UN and the international community will be invaluable in reversing the devastation visited on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency. A statement by Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, said Buhari stated this when he received the visiting President of the 73rd Session of

Sudan coup: What happens to Bashir…as protesters defy curfew

•Large crowds have remained on the streets of Sudan's capital, Khartoum, through the night, ignoring a curfew declared by the military. Jude Johnson with BBC report Uncertainty still surrounds what will happen to the long-time President Omar al-Bashir, who was overthrown and arrested on Thursday after months of street protests. The demonstrators who