Human rights commissioner reveals blood-letting is a third more than previously estimated.
A UN official began investigations on Monday into alleged brutality by Kenyan security forces, including accusations of summary executions by police.
At the United Nations this month, the spotlight will be on South Africa as the new president of the Security Council for April. At the Human Rights Council in Geneva in April, the country will also take centre stage as one of the first countries to participate in the new Universal Periodic Review of its human-rights performance.
The United Nations will close its human rights office in Angola after the authorities there withdrew their cooperation, the office of the high commissioner said on Friday. Angola has ordered the office to cease its operations by the end of May after pulling out of talks to establish a formal agreement to regulate the rights body's work in the country.