The African Union’s High Level Committee on Libya has expressed concern at “outside interference” in the besieged country and proposed the creation of a special joint UN and AU envoy.
The United Nations Security Council has extended its sanctions regime, including an arms embargo on South Sudan for one year but without the consensus of the entire 15-member body.
South Africa has appealed to its fellow Security Council members to help increase the capacity of African states to address the illicit exploitation and trade in the continent’s natural resources.
Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home.
A second round of talks on ending the Western Sahara conflict began behind closed doors in Switzerland Thursday, with the UN voicing hope the sides would discuss “how to build trust”.