African Union Peacekeeping

Nations mull expansion of Somalia peacekeeping force

Published September 27, 2010 by AFP
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MADRID — Representatives of 45 nations and international bodies met in Madrid on Monday to consider plans to strengthen an African Union peacekeeping force in war-torn Somalia.

The AU force, known as AMISOM, comprises about 7,200 troops, and the meeting of the UN-backed International Contact Group on Somalia, which is to conclude on Tuesday, will "look into a possible reinforcement", Spain's foreign ministry said in a statement.

UN relief as Rwanda maintains Sudan peace role

Published September 27, 2010 by AFP
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UNITED NATIONS — UN chief Ban Ki-moon has thanked Rwanda's President Paul Kagame for keeping peacekeeping troops in Sudan, despite anger over looming genocide accusations against the Rwandan army.

Rwanda had threatened to pull out of all UN peacekeeping operations because of a UN human rights report, due to be released on Friday, on the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kagame's government is furious because a draft of the report alleged the Rwandan army carried out genocide-style slaughters of tens of thousands of ethnic Hutus in DR Congo in the 1990s.

UN relief as Rwanda 'drops Darfur peacekeeper threat'

Published September 27, 2010 by BBC
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UN chief Ban Ki-moon has thanked Rwanda for dropping its threat to withdraw peacekeepers from Darfur.

Rwanda was furious after a leaked report accused its troops of committing genocide in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The threat to the UN force in Darfur prompted Mr Ban to make an emergency trip to Rwanda earlier this month.

Obama to Attend High-Level Meeting on Sudan

Published September 24, 2010 by Voice of America
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U.S. President Barack Obama will attend a high-level meeting on Sudan Friday at the United Nations. Hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and bringing together senior Western and African officials, the meeting is intended to focus international attention on Sudan in the lead-up to the January referendum which is likely to see Southern Sudan vote to secede from the North. 

Rwanda to Keep U.N. Contingent

Published September 24, 2010 by Wall Street Journal
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NEW YORK—Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Thursday backed away from a threat to withdraw his country's troops from a peacekeeping mission in Sudan if the United Nations published a report accusing Rwandan soldiers of genocide in neighboring Congo in the late 1990s.

"That is not on the table," Mr. Kagame said in an interview on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. Mr. Kagame said he had never made such a "threat," but added that if the U.N. decided to pursue the report's allegations in a court, he would reconsider.

RDF Peacekeepers Depart for Khartoum

Published September 23, 2010 by All Africa
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Kigali — Eighty five Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) peacekeepers departed for Khartoum, Sudan under the routine rotation exercise meant to swap 254 Rwandan peacekeepers that protect dignitaries and key installations of the AU-UN hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

"This exercise will continue until the end of this month when the last group of the 254 based in Khartoum will return home," Army and Defense Spokesman, Lt. Col. Jill Rutaremara, told reporters shortly after the contingent's departure.

Can Somalia's Government Survive a PM Resignation?

Published September 23, 2010 by TIME
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When Somalia's President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed took office in January 2009, hopes were high that here, finally, was the man who might stand a chance of pulling his country from the ruin it had fallen into after 20 years of near-perpetual war.

Gunmen attack two UNAMID staffers in South Darfur

Published September 22, 2010 by Sudan Tribune
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September 21, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — Gunmen attacked two Sudanese working with the hybrid peacekeeping mission in South Darfur, the UNAMID said on Tuesday.

"Two UNAMID national staff members in Muhajeria, in South Darfur were attacked and wounded by armed men on Monday at their residence, the hybrid mission said on Tuesday.

Enhancing Civilian Protection in Peace Operations: Insights from Africa

Author(s): 
Paul Williams
Date Published: 
September 21, 2010

Recent incidents of systematic rapes in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and continued mass dislocations of populations in Somalia and Sudan have again thrust the issue of international peace operations’ responsibility for providing civilian protection onto news headlines around the world. With 40 peace operations in 14 countries since 2000, Africa is at the forefront of grappling with the civilian protection issue. 

Somalia's Prime Minister Sharmarke resigns

Published September 21, 2010 by BBC
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Somalia's prime minister has resigned amid a power struggle with the country's president.

President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's UN-backed government is battling Islamist group al-Shabab for control of the capital, Mogadishu.

Correspondents say his squabbling with the prime minister has hampered the fight against the insurgents.

Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke has been under intense pressure to resign for some months.

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