UN Calls On Tanzania to Avoid Violence as Citizens Vote

GENEVA – The United Nations is calling on all governmental and civil society actors in Tanzania to refrain from violence, and ensure people can safely cast their votes in Wednesday’s general election.

Following weeks of bitter political strife, U.N. monitor …

UN Rights Office Condemns ‘Merciless’ Attack on Cameroon School

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office has joined a chorus of voices in strongly condemning what it calls the vile, merciless attack on a private school Saturday in southwestern Cameroon. The attack killed at least six children and injured

New Seychelles President Calls for National Unity

The Seychelles’ new president, Wavel Ramkalawan, is calling for national unity as he becomes the first opposition candidate in 43 years to lead the East African island nation.

Ramkalawan was sworn into office Monday at the state house after his …

UN Urges End to Violence, Intimidation in Run-Up to Ivory Coast Elections

GENEVA – The U.N. human rights office is urging the government of Ivory Coast to restrain its security forces and curb violent inter-communal clashes and political protests in the run-up to Saturday’s presidential elections.

At least 20 people reportedly have …

Peace, Development at Stake in Ivory Coast Election

ACCRA – The West African nation of Ivory Coast is seeing pockets of violence ahead of an October 31 election, with analysts worried about further clashes. Opposition parties announced a boycott of the election and urged civil disobedience among their

UN Says Poor Countries a Dumping Ground for Used Cars

GENEVA – A United Nations report finds millions of substandard cars that pose safety, health and environmental hazards are exported every year from developed countries to developing countries, largely in Africa.

The U.N. Environment Program reports 14 million used cars, …