African Union Peacekeeping

AU, UN, Sudan conclude tripartite meeting on Unamid

Published September 28, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Representatives of the AU, UN, the Sudanese government, and Unamid have concluded the 18th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism meeting on Unamid, in New York.

In their opening statements, the AU, UN, and the Sudanese government delegates welcomed the progress made in the implementation of Unamid’s mandate, and cooperation received from the government, Unamid said in the Agreed Outcomes document, released today.

UNAMID applauds sentence for rapist of female peacekeeper in Darfur

Published September 22, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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September 22, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid African Union-UN peacekeeping operation in Darfur (UNAMID) has welcomed the sentence handed down by a Sudanese court in El-Fasher for a man convicted of raping a Rwandan peacekeeper during a burglary on the house of three female UNAMID police advisers.

Darfur peace mission chaos is revealed

Published September 14, 2014 by The Independent
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The violence that once consumed Darfur has returned with renewed savagery, forcing a new generation into exile.In a country long beset by conflict, the continuing fighting in Sudan’s west has driven two million people from their homes and killed more than 200,000.

"The Power These Men Have Over Us": Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by African Union Forces in Somalia

Human Rights Watch
Date Published: 
September 8, 2014

This 71-page report documents the sexual exploitation and abuse of Somali women and girls on two AMISOM bases in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, since 2013. The AU soldiers, relying on Somali intermediaries, have used a range of tactics, including humanitarian aid, to coerce vulnerable women and girls into sexual activity. They have also raped or otherwise sexually assaulted women who were seeking medical assistance or water at AMISOM bases.

UNAMID urges Sudan to investigate IDP camp incident

Published September 9, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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September 9, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The African Union-United Nations joint peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has called on Sudanese authorities to conduct a “full and detailed investigation” on the recent incident which took place at the Kalma IDP camp in South Darfur state capital of Nyala, saying it has no accurate count of the victims.

African Union-UN mission calls for restraint amid tensions at Darfur camp

Published September 8, 2014 by UN News Centre
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8 September 2014 – Concerned about escalating tensions, the African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Sudan’s Darfur region today called for restraint by all parties in and around the Kalma camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) where demonstrations have resulted in several casualties over the weekend.

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Building on Progress to Strengthen African Peacekeeping

Published August 5, 2014 by DipNote
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On August 4-6, 2014, 51 African leaders are in Washington, D.C., for the first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The theme of the summit is “Investing in the Next Generation,” and its purpose will be to expand U.S. engagement in and deepen our partnership with Africa.

U.S. to spend up to $550 million on African rapid response forces

Published August 6, 2014 by Reuters
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The United States will announce on Wednesday plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help African nations develop peacekeeping forces that can be rapidly deployed to head off militant threats and other crises, an Obama administration official told Reuters.

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.

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