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The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

The world's newest country has been rocked by civil war since December 2013, with tens of thousands dead and four million displaced.

Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

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Sudan 'blocks' UN access in Darfur fighting areas

Rights groups say government forces have repeatedly attacked civilians while fighting rebel groups in Darfur's Jebel Marra mountains.

UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

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UN eyes further drawdown of Darfur peacekeeping mission

UN peacekeeping chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix said the latest plan calls for the number of troops to be reduced from 8,735 to 4,050 by June 2019.

Fresh clashes in Darfur displace 'thousands'

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Fresh clashes in Darfur displace 'thousands'

The United States has said that thousands of civilians have fled new clashes in the Jebel Merra mountains.

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UN peacekeepers accused of child rape in South Sudan

The United Nations is investigating allegations that two girls were raped by Nepalese peacekeeping troops in South Sudan.

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15 militants killed in anti-jihadist operation in Mali: army

Fifteen militants have been killed in an anti-jihadist operation in central Mali, the Malian army said on Saturday, adding that one soldier died ...

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US air strike targets al-Shabab leaders in Somalia

US Africa Command has said that five militants have been killed in an airstrike in central Somalia.

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Al-Shabab attack kills dozens of Ugandan troops in Somalia

Local sources have said that as many as 46 Ugandan troops were killed in an al-Shabab attack on an African Union base in Somalia.

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Paul McLoughlin

Eritrea's Qatar attacks don't come out the blue

Analysis: UAE and Saudi designs on the Red Sea have seen East Africa's Eritrea join the blockade of Qatar. Asmara's rhetoric against Doha now ...

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UN reaffirms support for Lebanon's political independence

The UN Security Council has expressed strong support for Lebanon's political independence amid regional crises which continue to threaten the ...

Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital

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Multiple attacks target 'French interests' in Burkina Faso capital

Multiple attacks targeted 'French interests' in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday, authorities confirmed.

Lebanon blasts Israel border wall as 'violation of sovereignty'

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Lebanon blasts Israel border wall as 'violation of sovereignty'

Lebanese and Israeli military met to address Israel's border wall and Lebanon's maritime energy exploration, two contentious issues at the root ...

UN: Missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe

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UN: Missing aid workers in South Sudan now safe

The UN managed to safely extract six aid workers that went missing after clashes broke out

Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

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Millions in South Sudan 'one step away from famine'

Almost two thirds of the remaining population in South Sudan are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.

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Sudan militia chief arrest 'dangerous moment' for troubled Darfur

A former aide to President Omar al-Bashir was arrested last week by Sudan's counter-insurgency forces near his hometown of Mustariaha in North Darfur state.

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South Sudan to join Chemical Weapons Convention

South Sudan announced it is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms on Friday, leaving just three nations left ...

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US threatens 'measures' against South Sudan

South Sudan's government could face unspecified measures unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stops harassing UN ...

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'Butcher of Bosnia' Mladic faces historic war crimes verdict

UN war crimes judges will hand down a historic verdict against former Bosnian Serb army commander Ratko Mladic on Wednesday, who orchestrated ...

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

Guma El-Gamaty

What happens next if the UN fails in Libya?

Comment: The alternative outcomes, should the UN's sixth envoy to Libya fail to bring about a political solution, are not enviable, writes Guma ...

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UN envoy meets Western Sahara independence leaders

Horst Koehler met leaders of an Algerian-backed independence movement on Wednesday, as part of his new position as the UN envoy for disputed ...

UN to deploy troops to guard base in Libya

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UN to deploy troops to guard base in Libya

The United Nations is preparing to deploy up to 250 peacekeepers to Libya, the head of the organisation's mission there said on Friday.

Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

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Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

Israel is welcoming the extension of a UN peacekeeping operation under tougher directives in southern Lebanon adding it must act to maintain ...

US says UN Lebanon commander 'blind' to Hizballah arms

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US says UN Lebanon commander 'blind' to Hizballah arms

The commander of the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon is turning a blind eye to Hizballah weapons smuggling, the US ambassador Nikki Haley ...

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