African Union Peacekeeping

AMISOM Undertakes New Role in Somalia

Published December 3, 2014 by Voice of America
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The UN-sanctioned military mission to Somalia, known as AMISOM, is taking on a new role after freeing much of the country from al-Shabab control.

New operating guidelines will allow troops to re-open key supply routes once blockaded by militants in south central Somalia, where more freedom of movement is needed to help alleviate the impact of drought and food insecurity.

Unamid’s exit from Darfur supported by Russia, opposed by displaced, rebels

Published December 4, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Russia supports Sudan’s position on the departure of the UN-AU peacekeeping mission in Darfur. The Darfur displaced and the rebel movements voiced their strong rejection to Unamid’s eviction.

Sudan closes UNAMID human rights office

Published November 26, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan ordered this week the closure of a human rights office of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), saying it contradicts the mandate of the operation and incompatible with the agreement signed the Sudanese government.

Sudan says UNAMID personnel have history of sexual abuse

Published November 25, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), accusing the latter of failing to take action.

Darfur displaced worry about exit Unamid, demand replacement

Published November 24, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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EL FASHER (24 Nov.) - Internally displaced people in Darfur have agreed that troops of the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (Unamid) should not leave the region, before they are replaced with alternative forces which protect the civilian and displaced population. The peacekeeping mission confirmed it has received a request from Khartoum to put in place an exit strategy from Darfur.

Sudan asks UNAMID to embark on exit strategy from Darfur

Published November 21, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign ministry told western diplomats and international organisations in Khartoum on Friday that it has informed the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) two weeks ago to begin an exit strategy from the restive region.

UNAMID to conduct another investigation into mass rape allegations

Published November 18, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reaffirmed its intention to conduct another investigation into recent claims of the mass rape of some 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur state.

Sudan denies U.N. access to Darfur village to check rape accusations

Published November 17, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Sudan has refused to let U.N. and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.

Sudan: Denial of Darfur Rape Case by UNAMID Shocks Tabit Victims

Published November 11, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Tabit — The villagers of Tabit are shocked after Unamid concluded that it had not found "any evidence or information" about the reported mass rape on Monday. The UN-AU peacekeeping mission visited the village, accompanied by government officials, six days after a verification patrol was denied access to investigate the mass rape of many women and girls in Tabit.

Rwanda: Protection of Civilians 'Key to Peacekeeping'

Published November 11, 2014 by The New Times
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Twenty participants from seven countries are undergoing a ten-day training on protection of civilians in peace keeping operations.

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