Major attack on hotel in Mogadishu

Meanwhile, the Pentagon also confirmed another drone strike against an al Shebab commander. “Witnesses in Somalia’s capital say at least 10 people were killed and more than 15 others wounded when militants attacked a major hotel Wednesday.  Somali lawmaker Mohamed


Activists Accuse Malawi of Jailing Migrants

Blantyre - Malawi has come under fire from human rights activists for locking up 119 Ethiopian illegal migrants in its prisons.

Human rights activists faulted the southern African nation for its policy of jailing immigrants who were arrested over illegal


In Two Recorded Votes, Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations Reverses Chair’s Decision, Defers Action on Youth Group’s Application

The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) held a recorded vote today, by which it deferred action on the application of a youth group for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council.

By 5 recorded votes in favour (Greece, Israel, …


Secretary-General Hails History-Making Ceremony as World Leaders from 175 Countries Sign Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Day-long Event Sees 14 States Parties to Treaty Deposit Ratification Instruments

World leaders from 175 countries gathered at United Nations Headquarters today for the official signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the historic accord reached last December, with …