Vietnam launches probe into American detained for 'public disorder'
Vietnam police have launched a formal criminal investigation into an American man who was among dozens arrested last week during rare protests that erupted across the authoritarian state. American citizen William Anh Nguyen, 32, was detained in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday during a massive rally protesting a government proposal to grant lengthy land…
UN votes on condemning Israel over Gaza violence
The United Nations General Assembly will vote Wednesday on condemning Israel for Palestinian deaths in Gaza in a resolution fiercely opposed by the United States, which wants Hamas to face condemnation.
17m people left Africa in 2017, says UN report
No fewer than 17 million Africans left the continent in 2017 in search of greener pastures, a new report by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.
Hope for Nigeria’s out-of-school children as youths activists deliver 1.5 million petition signatures to UN
There is ray of hope for millions of Nigeria’s out-of-school children as the United Nations, World Bank and regional development banks are set to fund the education sector.
UN projects Nigeria’s popultion to 189m by 2050
The UN has projected that Nigeria’s population will reach up to 189 million by 2050.
UN body to hear petition against FG in November
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is to hear in November this year the petion filed by the Mutual Union of Tivs in the United Kingdom (MUTUK) against the federal government in the wake of the continued killings in parts of the federation. In a release by its president, Kuram Gwakyaa, and publicity…
Rivers Assembly to petition UN, EU over invasion of judiciary
The Rivers State House of Assembly has resolved to write to the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU) over the recent attack on the state’s judiciary and what it described as ill treatment by the Federal Government.
UN resumes refugee evacuations from Libya to Niger
The UN on Wednesday resumed evacuations of migrants from Libya with a flight of 132 mostly Eritrean refugees and asylum seekers to Niger for resettlement in third countries.