UN representatives may think twice about crossing Ban Ki-moon in future after he was awarded an honorary 10th degree black belt in taekwondo.
Nineteen NGOs have written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to express concern over a new "robust" brigade to be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Humanitarian aid won't be allowed into Qusair until the fighting there is over, Syria's foreign minister has told UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
A new initiative of the World Bank and United Nations aims to ensure access to electricity for "everyone in the world".
Claims that South African soldiers in Sudan have not been getting their fortnightly allowance from the UN are unfounded, says SANDF.
Zimbabwe has withdrawn its appeal for UN funds to help hold key elections this year, after the world body demanded to meet civic groups.
An intervention brigade designed to fight armed groups in the restive eastern DRC will be made up of 3 069 troops, the UN has confirmed.
Zimbabwe has asked its neighbours, including South Africa, to help it fund a prestigious UN summit at Victoria Falls later this year.
The UN Security Council has signed off on a new and more aggressive mandate for its mission in the DRC.
Hundreds of refugees have fled fighting in South Sudan, as UN officials warn of "serious concerns" over the presence of armed groups in border camps.
NGOs have warned that the new plan for the Democratic Republic of Congo fails to tackle the root cause of the country's conflicts.
China is likely to agree to new sanctions on its ally, North Korea as its frustration grows after it defied bans to conduct its third nuclear test.
Peacekeepers have taken over as France tries to prevent revenge killings in Mali.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hasappointed a seasoned humanitarian worker to serve as his Acting Special Representative in Haiti.
Britain has now pledged hundreds of millions of rands worth of humanitarian aid to help stop what it calls an escalating humanitarian crisis in Syria.
For African leaders who criticised French intervention in Cote d'Ivoire and Libya not too long ago, France's advance in Mali must seem a nightmare.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a rare speech on Sunday about the uprising against his rule, which has killed 60000 people.
An NGO report reveals that Sudanese forces have carried out indiscriminate aerial bombings and violated international humanitarian law.
Diango Cissoko will replace Cheick Modibo Diarra as Mali's prime minister after Diarra quit under pressure from former putschists.