African Union Peacekeeping

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.

UNAMID peacekeeper released in Darfur

Published May 2, 2014 by World Bulletin
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A peacekeeper of the UN-AU Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) kidnapped two months ago in Sudan's restive Darfur region has been freed safely, the mission said on Thursday.

Kerry Announces Progress Toward Peacekeeping Force In South Sudan

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.

Looting follows evacuation of Muslims from CAR capital

Published April 28, 2014 by News 24
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Bangui - Peacekeeping troops escorted around 1,300 Muslims out of Bangui on Sunday, triggering looting and removing one of the last pockets of Muslims from the capital of a nation torn apart by religious violence.

Sierra Leone Sends Women Peacekeepers to Somalia

Published April 24, 2014 by All Africa
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Sierra Leone is demonstrating that it understands the important role women can play as peacekeepers. Half of the 50 Sierra Leone military personnel participating in a recent workshop by USIP on negotiations and communication in peacekeeping were women, an important development considering the unit will be deployed in Somalia.

Djibouti to deploy peacekeepers to C. Africa

Published April 22, 2014 by Turkish Press
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ADDIS ABABA – The Djiboutian government has agreed to deploy peacekeeping forces to the Central African Republic (CAR), an official with the Djiboutian presidential office said Tuesday."We have responded to a request from the African Union and will send 140 peacekeepers to CAR," the official, who asked not to be named, told Anadolu Agency.

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