Ethiopia’s government said Thursday that peace talks had been announced by the African Union for 24 October in South Africa to try to resolve the nearly two-year war in Tigray. “AUC (African Union Commission) has informed us that the Peace Talks is set for 24 Oct, 2022 to be held in South Africa. We have […]

Third Committee Deplores Upswing in Missing Persons Worldwide, Ongoing Reprisals against Human Right Defenders in Its Continuing Human Rights Discussion

Measures to address reprisals against civil society actors and human rights defenders, the frightening increase in missing persons and the impact of unilateral coercive measures on already lagging economies were among topics addressed today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural), as it held a debate on the promotion and protection of human rights. […]

Malawi Police Exhume 25 Bodies of Ethiopians in Mass Grave

BLANTYRE, MALAWI — Police in northern Malawi are investigating the deaths of 25 male foreigners, believed to be Ethiopians, found buried in a mass grave in a forest in the Mzimba district. Police say villagers discovered the month-old mass grave in the forest while hunting wild insects in the Mtangatanga Forest Reserve. The preliminary investigation on […]

At Least 150 Killed in Two Days of Fighting in Sudan’s South

KHARTOUM, SUDAN — At least 150 people including children have been killed in two days of fighting in the latest ethnic clashes over land disputes in Sudan’s southern Blue Nile state, a medic said Thursday. The fighting is some of the worst in recent months, and crowds took to the streets of the Blue Nile state […]

UN anti-genocide adviser voices concern over renewed fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray

The UN secretary-general’s special adviser on genocide prevention, Alice Wairimu Nderitu, on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the renewed fighting in Ethiopia’s Tigray region and called for an immediate halt to hostilities. “Enough is enough,” said Alice Nderitu in a statement. “If we are really serious about stopping the ongoing atrocious violence in Ethiopia and […]

United Nations Communications Vital More than Ever in Face of Multiple Crises, Fourth Committee Hears, as Speakers Debate Information

Delegates also Renew Call for Increased Multilingualism in Organization’s Work The work of the Department of Global Communications is as critical as ever as the international community grapples with the manifold challenges of a global pandemic, the negative impacts of climate change and a resurgence of conflict, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) heard […]

Ethiopia: Tigray Peace Talks to Take Place in South Africa

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — The African Union has set October 24 in South Africa as the date and place for peace talks aimed at ending the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to an Ethiopian official. The announcement from Redwan Hussein, the national security adviser for Ethiopia’s prime minister, came days after the federal government reported […]