African Union Peacekeeping

UN Approves New CAR Peacekeeping Force

Published April 10, 2014 by Voice of America
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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000 strong U.N. peacekeeping force for the violence-plagued Central African Republic. 

Chad starts pulling peacekeepers from Central African Republic

Published April 4, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Chad began withdrawing its troops from Central African Republic's peacekeeping mission on Friday as a U.N. report accused its soldiers of killing 30 civilians and wounding 300 in an attack on a crowded market last week.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon visits C. African Republic

Published April 5, 2014 by The Washington Post
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BANGUI, Central African Republic — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon vowed Saturday that the world would not forget Central African Republic, as he visited the country wracked by sectarian violence that has left thousands dead and forced most of the nation’s Muslims to flee.

UN approves measure to improve Darfur peacekeeping

Published April 4, 2014 by The New Zealand Herald
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council on Thursday approved a resolution aimed at improving its peacekeeping mission in Darfur as violence surges and hundreds of thousands flee.

EU launches peacekeeping force for Central African Republic

Published April 1, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The European Union formally launched a peacekeeping force for Central African Republic on Tuesday, overcoming delays due to shortages of soldiers and equipment thanks to last-minute offers of help from EU governments.

EU ready to deploy delayed C.Africa peacekeeping mission

Published March 29, 2014 by Global Post
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The European Union on Saturday signalled that it is ready to deploy its delayed peacekeeping force to help put down the escalating crisis in Central African Republic, after obtaining additional backing for the mission.

The troops were due to deploy last week, but there were insufficient soldiers for the mission and not enough aircraft at hand to transport them.

Sudan: Gunmen Attack Darfur Civilians, Unamid Says

Published March 24, 2014 by All Africa
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Khartoum — The African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said unidentified gunmen attacked a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Darfur and a number of villages in North Darfur states forcing some 3,000 civilians to seek protection at its bases.

African Union-UN mission protects civilians displaced by latest Darfur attacks

Published March 24, 2014 by UN News Centre
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24 March 2014 – The African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region is providing protection to thousands of people who sought refuge at its bases in Korma and Khor Abeche following violent attacks by armed assailants in the past several days.

C.African religious leaders ask for UN peacekeepers

Rome — Christian and Muslim leaders from conflict-torn Central African Republic said Monday they have appealed to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to rapidly deploy peacekeepers to stop the country's "descent into hell".

A multi-faith delegation, made up of an archbishop, an imam and the head of the country's Protestant community, made the plea during a 10-day visit to Washington and New York, where they also sought help from the United States to end months of Christian-Muslim violence.

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