• FILE: A meeting of the UN Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York on 26 February 2020. Picture: Johannes Eisele/AFP

    French anger to test UN unity

    Ministers of the five veto-wielding nations on the UN's most powerful body - Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States - will meet together Wednesday during the annual week of diplomacy, with the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan high on the agenda.

  • FILE: Rwandan soldiers from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF. Picture: AFP

    Rwanda sends 300 troops for UN mission in C.Africa

    The deployment is part of a UN Security Council resolution in March to beef up the MINUSCA force in the CAR by around 3,000 men. One of the world's poorest countries, the CAR has been battered by civil conflict since 2013, with armed groups jockeying for resources and power.

  • FILE: A meeting of the UN Security Council meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York on 26 February 2020. Picture: Johannes Eisele/AFP

    US and France tangle at UN over Middle East

    Despite guaranteed opposition from the United States, France proposed another draft UN Security Council resolution calling for the end of hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as humanitarian access to the Gaza Strip.