Plagued by a history of corruption allegations made against its chiefs, along with sex scandals within its missions around the world, the UN's leadership once again finds itself surrounded by controversy.
The opening of the Dherynia border post in the east and the Lefka crossing in the northwest is the first such step to end the 44-year frozen conflict between Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots in eight years.
Annan's body will remain at the Accra Conference Centre until the burial ceremony at Burma Camp military cemetery in Accra.
Leaders from around the world have paid tribute and expressed their condolences for former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kofi Annan, who passed away Saturday.
His foundation announced his death in a tweet, saying that he died after a short unspecified illness.
Bill Richardson castigates Myanmar's leader for blaming outsiders for the Rohingya crisis instead of "'looking honestly" at the actions of country's military.
Myanmar is refusing entry to a UN panel that was tasked with investigating allegations of abuses after a smaller military counteroffensive launched in October 2016.
Bangladesh detains and forcibly returns 70 members of the stateless Rohingya community to Myanmar. Witnesses at the Bangladesh-Myanmar border say they could hear gunfire from the Myanmar side.
Dozens have been killed in the ongoing clashes between Rohingya militants and Myanmar security forces. The attacks came a day after the UN called on the government to address the Muslim Rohingya crisis without "excessive force."
A panel led by former UN Chief Kofi Annan criticises Myanmar's "militarised response" to the Rohingya population and calls for more equal treatment of the minority.
Pollsters say the 2017 race is too close to call, and presidential candidate Raila Odinga's repeated accusations of rigging have raised fears that political protests could once again degenerate into ethnic violence.
The last remaining district of Rohingya Muslims in Sittwe, Rakhine state in Myanmar is under a defacto siege. Meanwhile, hardline Buddhists are protesting a government plan to issue some Rohingya citizenship.
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