The United Nations has made the gathering of data on girls across the world the coming year’s focus.
Developing countries carry the burden of hosting 86% of the world’s forced migrants.
Africa needs to be well represented at the top echelons of UN decision-making organs and agencies.
The Burundi government has called the report biased and politically-motivated.
Dag Hammarskjöld, as second Secretary-General, sought to shape the UN as an organisation devoted to peace.
Eighteen months after the start of protests against a third term for President Pierre Nkurunziza inertia of international bodies has set in.
Social media still remains blocked, following the announcement last week of President Ali Bongo as the winner of the presidential elections.
Displaced civilians and religious leaders ask UN Security Council to urgently deploy extra foreign troops.
For first time in 70 years, the UN is holding open hearings for those hoping to become its next secretary-general. But 'club' retains the final say.
The most public job interview in the world! Here's who's running to be new UN chief - which one is best for Africa?
70-year-old organisation has until now had only 8 Secretaries-General and this interview looks to be the most inclusive selection process so far
Shame: UN peacekeepers from 21 nations, most in Africa, accused of sexual abuse in much-awaited report
For the first time nationalities of troops facing anuse allegations have been named--DR Congo, S.Africa and Morocco top disturbing list.
Burundian refugees allegedly provided details of their military training in Rwandan forest camps
Burundi’s senate chief's speech “invoked the language of horrors the region hasn’t witnessed in 20 years” – Samantha Power
The last time it was this bad was in 1984-85 when nearly 400,000 people died – but the country is better prepared this time
Slippery South Sudan deal inked - why Kiir held out even as rebel chief Machar quickly signed, and what next
What's in the deal? Rebel leader Machar reinstated as first vice president. The government will get 53% of power, the opposition will share the rest.
Africa is not the source of most migrants, a Nigerien woman can expect to have seven children over her life time...here are the region's demographics.
While not legally binding, it highlights the scale of the world's opposition to illegal hunting with more than 70 countries supporting.
Nairobi’s claim is ‘fake’, says Somali minister, of the country that is a major player in its post-civil war dispensation
Burundi government kicks out UN mediator as regional presidents meet over crisis; Nkurunziza skips talks
Senegal's Abdoulaye Bathily told to resign from his post because he 'seriously lacked respect for the country's sovereignty'.