African Union Peacekeeping

Sudan asks UNAMID to pay compensation for deadly incident

Published May 12, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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May 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The government of South Darfur state said it demanded the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to pay 4,8 million pound (SDG) ($800,000) in compensation for the victims of the recent incident in Kass.

UN mission ‘strongly deplores’ deteriorating tensions in Sudan’s Darfur region

Published May 12, 2015 by UN News Centre
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12 May 2015 – The joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly deplored “the rapid deterioration of tensions” between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes as both parties continue to engage each other in a series of armed confrontations which have resulted in dozens of casualties.

UNAMID calls for restraint over rising tensions between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes in East Darfur

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 11 May 2015 / PRN Africa / — The African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses serious concern over the recent escalation of tensions between the Rezeigat and the Ma'alia tribes in East Darfur.

Sudan files charges against UNAMID in South Darfur incident

Published May 1, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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May 1, 2015 (KASS) - The prosecutor office in the locality of Kass in South Darfur has filed charges against the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) demanding lift of immunity from the mission’s troops involved in the recent killing incident in prelude to put them to trial.

Sudan accuses UN-AU peacekeepers of killing seven civilians in Darfur

Khartoum (AFP) - Sudan's government on Sunday accused peacekeepers in Darfur of killing seven civilians, disputing the UN-African Union mission's version of events in which it said its forces had repelled two attacks by gunmen.

6 killed as UNAMID clashes with gunmen in South Darfur

Published April 23, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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April 23, 2015 (KHARTOUM) – Six people were killed and five others injured from the Zaghawa Um-Kmelty tribe in South Darfur on Thursday at the hands of peacekeepers from the joint African Union-United Nations mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Sudan: Working Group Resumes Talks On Unamid's Exit Strategy

Published April 20, 2015 by UNAMID
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PRESS RELEASE Khartoum — The Joint Working Group comprising Government of Sudan, African Union and United Nations senior officials met in Khartoum from 16 to 19 April to continue its work on a UNAMID's exit strategy.

Sudan: Charges Filed Against Protesting Students, North Darfur

Published April 17, 2015 by Radio Dabanga
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El Fasher — A total of eighteen students from the University of El Fasher in North Darfur were arrested after they went out in a protest against the election on Tuesday and Wednesday. The security service has filed criminal charges against the students, including 'undermining the constitutional order'. It suspects peacekeepers of the Unamid of attempting to support the protest by providing "supplies and weapons".

African Union urges U.N. rights monitoring role in Western Sahara

Published April 7, 2015 by Reuters Canada
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.

Kenya air strikes target Islamic militants after university deaths

Published April 6, 2015 by Irish Independent
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Gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border.Al Shabaab has now killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil in the last two years, including 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in a 2013 siege. The latest violence has piled pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop the militants' gun and grenade attacks.

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