UN says 17 mass graves found in DR Congo
The UN said Wednesday it had found a further 17 mass graves in the Democratic Republic of Congo's central Kasai region, an area plagued by violence between tribal militias and security forces.
Growing risk of 'mass' starvation deaths in Africa
The United Nations warned Tuesday that "the risk of mass deaths from starvation ... is growing" among people in conflict and drought-hit areas of the Horn of Africa, Yemen and Nigeria.
North Korea threatens to hit back over sanctions
North Korea has warned it will retaliate if the global community ramps up sanctions over its latest round of weapons tests.
US to end funding for UN Population Fund over abortion
The US government plans to stop funding the United Nations Population Fund because of the organization's "coercive" family planning practices, including providing abortions, officials in Washington said late Monday.
In Iraq, UN chief Guterres calls for protection of civilians
UN chief Antonio Guterres visited Iraq on Thursday, calling for protecting civilians to be the "absolute priority" as hundreds of thousands are caught up in the battle to retake Mosul.
Meningitis kills 211, affects 1,407 Nigerians in three months
Nigeria is on a red alert as the current epidemic of meningitis that started in December 2016 has killed no fewer than 211 Nigerians and affected 1,407.
Nigeria sixth happiest country in Africa, 95th in the world
Once described as the happiest set of people in the world in 2003 according to a report by World Values Survey in spite of long-standing problems, Nigerians are now ranked sixth happiest people in Africa and occupy a lowly 95th position in the world, a UN report out Monday found.
UN announces new approach to tackle sexual abuse
UN Secretary-General António Guterres says the UN will not be associated with the vile and vicious crimes of rape, sexual violence, exploitation and abuse in any way.