Libyan forces recapture ISIL headquarters in Sirte
In Libya, UN-backed government forces say they have taken complete control of ISIL's headquarters in the city. Meanwhile, ISIL has claimed responsibility for the downing of a pro-government fighter jet.
Nigeria: Indigenous people demand land compensation
The UN will mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People on June 9. In Nigeria, they were forced off their lands in the 1970s, and are now threatening violence unless they are compensated.
Libya Killings: Bodies found with signs of torture
Investigation is under way in Libya after 21 unidentified bodies showing signs of torture were found in Benghazi. The UN's Libya envoy Martin Kobler says he is shocked by the executions, which he labelled a war crime.
Libyans wage more protests against French military intervention
Leaders of the UN-backed government in Libya have summoned the French ambassador to explain why French troops are operating in their country.
Five million Zimbabweans to face food shortages because of drought
The UN says more than 30 million people in Southern Africa are facing food shortages because of a drought. Zimbabwe is one of the worst affected countries, where nearly five million people will need assistance by next year.