Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn

Risk of ‘genocide’ and ‘crimes against humanity’ in Burundi, UN investigators warn

Burundi’s government is behind systematic human rights violations, including executions and torture, UN investigators said Tuesday, warning of possible crimes against humanity and the looming risk of “genocide”. Three experts commissioned by the UN human rights office recommend the establishment of a commission of inquiry after examining abuses over 14 months through June 30. Violence […]

Eritrean leaders committing crimes against humanity, says UN

Eritrean leaders committing crimes against humanity, says UN

Eritrea’s government is guilty of committing crimes against humanity since independence a quarter-century ago with up to 400,000 people “enslaved”, and should face international justice, the UN said Wednesday. The United Nations Commission of Inquiry (COI) on human rights said the government of President Isaias Afwerki, in power since 1991, was guilty of systematic enslavement, […]

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five UN soldiers killed in central Mali ambush

Five United Nations peacekeepers were killed and one other seriously injured in an ambush in central Mali on Sunday, the United Nations said. A convoy of soldiers in the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) was attacked 30 kilometers west of Sevaré, the U.N. said. The nationalities of the soldiers were not released […]