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Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action

Published November 10, 2014 by IRIN News
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LOANGO, SOUTHERN CONGO, 10 November 2014 (IRIN) - With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.

Darfur: amid allegations of mass rape, UN voices profound concern, begins investigation

Published November 5, 2014 by UN News Centre
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5 November 2014 – The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID

Ex-UNAMID spokesperson renews accusations of “cover up”, urges independent probe

Published November 2, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 2, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The former spokesperson for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Aicha Elbasri, has refuted the findings of an internal UN review on allegations she made that the mission deliberately contributed in covering up crimes committed by government militias in the region.

U.N. says Darfur mission withheld details of attacks on civilians

Published October 29, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan's western Darfur region failed to provide U.N. headquarters with full reports on attacks against civilians and peacekeepers in the conflict-torn territory, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Al-Shabaab loses 8 Somali towns since Sept.: AMISOM

Published October 28, 2014 by World Bulletin
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Eight militants-held towns have fallen into the hands of Somali forces and African peacekeepers since the start of a major security operation against the Al-Shabaab group in September, the African peacekeeping mission has said.

Sudan: Displaced Women Raped, Beaten in Central Darfur

Published October 21, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Nierteti / Wadi Salih — On Monday, two young displaced women were gang-raped in the area of Bala, north of Nierteti, in Central Darfur. On the same day, more than 22 women of Garsila camp were assaulted by gunmen in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.

'West Darfur sold Unamid items worth millions of pounds'

Published October 17, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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(Kolbus - 17 Oct.) - Leaders in Kolbus locality, West Darfur, have accused the local government of selling equipment which belonged to the UN and AU, estimated to be worth millions of Sudanese pounds. The equipment was meant for the healthcare and education sectors in Kolbus. A source claimed that two lorries transporting the equipment were seized by peacekeepers in North Darfur.

Unamid officers killed, four abducted in North Darfur

Published October 16, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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(Korma Locality - 16 Oct.) - (UPDATED 23:30) Three Unamid peacekeepers were reportedly killed, and four others abducted in Korma locality, North Darfur, this morning.

Sierra Leone Peacekeepers Quarantined After One Soldier Tests Positive For Ebola

Published October 14, 2014 by International Business Times
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A group of 800 soldiers from Sierra Leone, who were waiting to be deployed to Somalia as peacekeepers, were quarantined after one member of the group tested positive for Ebola, Reuters reported, citing the country’s military. The group was bound for Somalia to relieve a contingent deployed with the African Union peacekeeping mission, or AMISOM.

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