World Mar 19

Africa sees rapid spread of pandemic, UN says

More African countries have closed their borders as the coronavirus' local spread threatens to turn the continent of 1.3 billion people into an alarming new front for the pandemic.

World Jul 05

Blood stains are seen on a police car at a detention centre for mainly African migrants, hit by an airstrike in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya July 3, 2019. Photo by: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters
UN calls for cease-fire after escalation of violence in Libya

The council press statement was the first approved by all 15 members since self-styled Libyan National Army leader, Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, launched a military offensive on April 4 aimed at taking Tripoli, though it had previously issued weaker press…