VICE News obtained a confidential memo written by the UN’s peacekeeping office that shows the organization is woefully unprepared to prevent worsening bloodshed in Burundi.
Clashes broke out in the capital Bangui during voting for a constitutional referendum seen as crucial to ending nearly three years of violence.
Securing a papal visit is never easy. And how do you do it when the most public Christian figure in the world heads into a country in tatters, devastated by sectarian Christian-Muslim violence?
Militia members and protesters took the streets of Bangui on Sunday after a Christian neighborhood in the city was attacked in retaliation for the murder of a Muslim man.
Several hostages were freed after a standoff in central Mali that ended with at least 13 casualties, including three attackers and five soldiers.
The actions of members of a UN unit in northern Mali, which left four wounded in addition to the three that died, were deemed a "grave violation" of UN directives.
A large crowd hurled stones and Molotov cocktails at UN peacekeepers in northern Mali, where a dispute over the UN's response to the Tuareg insurgency has raised tensions.
Protesters marched through the streets of the Haitian capital Friday burning tires and barricades and demanding a change of leadership amid a deepening political crisis.
A new UN report and incidents witnessed by VICE News reporters seem to indicate that Israel is aiding Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights territory.