Africa’s largest democracy is poised to elect a new president. The final results are not in yet, and the world is watching the slow trickle of returns.
The UN needs to raise over $7.5 billion to provide for basic humanitarian assistance for Syrians affected by the conflict.
Victor Ochen grew up in displaced persons camps in Northern Uganda, fleeing from the Lord’s Resistance Army.
It’s still too soon to tell. Some news reports suggest that the results will be released today. Others suggest that final results will be announced on Tuesday.
1) Iran Nuke Talks Down to the Wire In Brief: This is arguably the most critical time yet in the complex negotiations that may lead to a diplomatic breakthrough with Iran.
Africa’s largest democracy holds elections tomorrow. President Goodluck Jonathan is facing a tough re-election battle with longtime rival Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigerians go to the polls on March 28 in consequential elections that could decide the future of Africa’s largest democracy.
With most of the country’s major cities under rebel control and the president reportedly having fled the country by boat, Riyadh is mounting an intervention against the Iranian backed Houthi rebels.
This statue was unveiled at the United Nations Headquarters today to mark the UN’s International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery.
Word of this latest outrage comes just four days before exceedingly consequential elections in Nigeria.
LGBT rights secured a major bureaucratic victory at the United Nations today when member states overwhelmingly voted down a Russian-backed proposal to curtail benefits afforded to the same-sex spouses of UN staff.
For World Tuberculosis Day today, the TB Alliance is shining the spotlight on a sometimes overlooked aspect of the global TB burden: pediatric TB.
So far, things have remained peaceful. But the combination of ebola plus a deepening political crisis is particularly worrisome.
Jessica Stern was a mid level National Security Council staffer when Hollywood literally came calling.
Yemen is the poorest country in the region and is fast becoming the newest and hottest disaster in the Middle East.
The prospects for the return of an appeased state of affairs in Mali got slightly dimmer this week, as another round of talks between the government and the CMA – the Tuareg rebel alliance – failed to convince the rebel groups to sign the Algiers Accord, the agreement brokered by Algeria which is meant to set the stage for political reconciliation.
A big breakthrough was reported in a peer reviewed, scientific journal. “A team of international researchers have made a major step towards a vaccine to for malaria, something scientists have long been trying to achieve as the disease kills up to 600,000 people each year.
Ed note. I’m pleased to welcome Alexandra Van Dine to UN Dispatch! The prospect of a nuclear deal with Iran has dominated news coverage, and the world is watching closely as diplomats work round the clock to craft an agreement in Switzerland.
The cradle of the Arab Spring–and its best exemplar–was beset by a vicious terror attack on tourists at a museum.
Benjamin Netanyahu secured a substantial victory in the Israel’s elections this week. The consequences of this right wing victory will be profound both for Israeli politics and the prospects for a negotiated two state solution — which just became much dimmer.