African Union Peacekeeping

Foxes Guarding a Henhouse

Published June 5, 2014 by Foreign Policy
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Imagine that, at the start of last year, a group of armed men ravaged your community, killing your family and destroying your town. And imagine that, once they reached the capital of your country, this group installed their leader with the support of even more armed men. Now imagine that a year later, after they lost power, you witnessed some of those same men don the uniform of peacekeepers, as world leaders informed you that these men would now be responsible for your protection.

Unamid moves bases from North Darfur camps

Published May 25, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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The Unamid teams stationed at the Fata Borno and Kassab camps for the displaced in Kutum locality moved their bases to the town of Kutum on Friday.

UNAMID chief says fresh Darfur violence ‘similar’ to 2003 crisis

Published May 25, 2014 by Radio Tamazuj
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The African Union-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas says that the current cycle of violence in Darfur bears ‘similarities’ to conflict dynamics in 2003, when the ten-year civil war first started.

AMISOM urges end to harassment of Somali refugees

Published May 16, 2014 by Somali Current
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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called upon Kenya and Saudi Arabia authorities  to stop harassing as well as deporting of Somali refugees who sought refuge in their respective countries.

Uganda to send 400 peacekeeping troops to CAR

Published May 13, 2014 by New Vision Online
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Uganda is to send 400 peacekeeping troops as part of the African-led International Support Mission to the war-stricken Central African Republic (MISCA).

Darfur peacekeepers fire back at attackers

Published May 8, 2014 by Global Post
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Gunmen who attacked peacekeepers in Sudan's Darfur were forced to retreat after a firefight, said Thursday the UNAMID mission which has come under calls to be more aggressive.

The incident happened on Sunday when a patrol of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur came under fire from unidentified gunmen near Sindy, about halfway between the North Darfur towns of Malha and Mellit.

Creating Sustainable Peacekeeping Capability in Africa

Author(s): 
Daniel Hampton
Date Published: 
April 7, 2014

A state maintains a military to defend its borders, deter aggression, and fight and win its wars. These are missions normally associated with conventional force capabilities. Yet, many states are now more likely to call upon their militaries to conduct peace support operations than conventional combat operations. Over 100 countries provide uniformed personnel in support of 15 ongoing United Nations (UN) peace operations.

Peacekeeping Missions Lack Trust In Central African Republic

Renee Montagne talks to Graeme Wood, of The New Republic, about his trip to Central African. He traveled with support from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's Center for the Prevention of Genocide.

In Bangui, UN peacekeeping chief discusses roll-out of Central African Republic mission

Published May 3, 2014 by UN News Centre
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3 May 2014 – The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations continued today his visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), where he met a range of stakeholders and pledged that “no effort will be spared” towards full deployment of a newly mandated 12,000-strong UN mission to help stabilize the crisis-riven country.

Blog: Kerry should use first African visit to shore up support for peacekeeping missions

Published May 2, 2014 by Stimson Center
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BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's first trip to sub-Saharan Africa is underway, and there is no better time to focus world attention on halting atrocities in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of Congo through more effective UN peacekeeping.

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