African Union Peacekeeping

Somali Lawmaker Killed in Mogadishu Shooting

Published November 10, 2011 by New York Times
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NAIROBI, Kenya — A Somali lawmaker was gunned down on a Mogadishu street on Wednesday, a day after four explosions in several neighborhoods of Somalia’s capital killed at least one person and injured several more, including government soldiers.

The Shabab, who are behind much of the violence that plagues the capital, claimed responsibility for the blasts, but not the assassination of the Parliament member, Aden Bule Mohamoud, a former army colonel. It was not immediately clear what other militia or faction might have killed him, or why.

AU peacekeepers foil bomb plot in Mogadishu camp

Published September 11, 2011 by Reuters
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 MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Peacekeepers from the African Union in Somalia foiled a bomb plot targeting Turkish aid workers in a Mogadishu camp on Saturday, officials said. The government said a remote controlled bomb was planted in Rajo, a camp in the Madina district of the Somali capital where Turkish aid workers usually deliver food. The AU force, known as AMISOM, also has a base in the area. 

Darfur policemen killed in hostage rescue

Published September 9, 2011 by Al Jazeera
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Thirteen Sudanese police officers have been killed and 30 wounded in clashes with an armed gang as they tried to rescue three hostages in the war-torn Darfur region, according to a police spokesman.

"What happened yesterday involved an armed gang, not a rebel group. The police tried to release three hostages in eastern Jebel Marra," Ahmed al-Tughani told the AFP news agency on Friday.

"Clashes broke out with the gang and we lost 13 men and 30 others were wounded."

Security Council Cross-Cutting Report: Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

Date Published: 
July 20, 2011

In addition to reviewing developments relating to protection of civilians as a thematic issue on the Security Council’s agenda, including in the context of UN peacekeeping, the present report includes a statistical analysis of Council decisions in country-specific situations in 2010 and how protection issues were addressed. The Secretary-General’s reporting on protection of civilians, as well as the Council’s use of sanctions against individuals or entities committing violations against civilians are

President Hints at Fresh Start for Sudan, but Many Are Skeptical

Published July 13, 2011 by New York Times
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KHARTOUM, Sudan — It is a grand title, carrying the suggestion of a new era, a new dawn. Now that the southern part of Sudan has split off and formed its own nation, many politicians here in the north, including President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, have a new way of referring to what remains of their country. They call it the “second republic.”

New UN-African Union Project Aims to Boost Humanitarian Access in Darfur

Published May 2, 2011 by All Africa
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The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur has announced a new initiative to help aid agencies access hard-to-reach communities in parts of the strife-torn Sudanese region.

The three-week project is dubbed "Operation Spring Basket" and will involve visits to several villages which have been inaccessible to humanitarian workers for some time, according to a news release issued yesterday by the mission (UNAMID), which organized the initiative along with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Uganda to Send More Troops to Somalia

Published April 26, 2011 by All Africa
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The Uganda People's Defence Forces Generals have asked for an additional 4,000 soldiers to be sent to the peace-keeping mission (Amisom) in Somalia.

Making the request before the parliamentary Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs, the Commander of Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Katumba Wamala, said, "Although the troops in the war-torn Somalia have registered success, there is need to fully wipe out the insurgents and have full control of the country."

Peacekeepers gaining in Somali capital but at high cost

Published April 14, 2011 by Denver Post
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African Union peacekeepers who launched an offensive seven weeks ago have expanded their control of Mogadishu to about half the Somali capital. They've gotten so close to Islamic insurgents that the soldiers can hear them cock their rifles before counterattacks.

But the campaign has come at a dear cost. Officials tell The Associated Press that more than 50 peacekeepers have been killed, along with an unknown number of Somali dead.

Darfur rebel leader rebukes African Union for its position against the peace mediator

Published April 12, 2011 by The Sudan Tribune
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The leader of the rebel Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) Abdel Wahid Al-Nur slammed today the recent decisions of the African Union on Darfur peace process and warned that such move will hamper any political solution for the eight year conflict.

"We condemn the biased decisions adopted by the Peace and Security Council of the African Union regarding the efforts undertaken by the Joint Chief Mediator Djibril Bassole and we warn that such move would impede any chance to reach a political solution for Darfur conflict" Al-Nur said.

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