African Union Peacekeeping

Uganda Arrests Somalia Peacekeepers Over Theft

Published October 29, 2013 by Associated Press
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At least 40 Ugandan soldiers, including an army brigadier who held a position near the top of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, have been recalled from Somalia and arrested as a Ugandan military panel investigates allegations they stole from the mission, Lt. Col. Paddy Ankunda, spokesman for Uganda's military, said Tuesday.

Monusco Alarmed By Child Recruitment in DRC

Published October 23, 2013 by MONUSCO
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Kinshasa, 23 October 2013: The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, MONUSCO, is extremely concerned over persistent reports of child recruitment by armed groups in the DRC and calls on all actors to help stop and prevent this grave violation against children.

According to the report published today[1], almost 1,000 cases of child recruitment by armed groups were verified by MONUSCO between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2013, predominantly in North Kivu.

Region urges C.Africa peacekeepers to step up

Published October 22, 2013 by AFP
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N'Djamena (AFP) - The Central African Republic's neighbours on Monday pleaded for more robust action by a regional peacekeeping force to help Bangui stamp out roving armed gangs sowing terror in the country.

At a summit in Chad, the 10-nation ECCAS regional grouping demanded that the beleaguered MISCA force deploy fully and repel the foreign armed groups that have been pouring in since a March coup.

Sudan: West Darfur Announces 'Murderers of UNAMID Forces Killed'

Published October 18, 2013 by AllAfrica
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El Geneina — A joint security force has allegedly killed two men suspected of attacking and killing Unamid forces in El Geneina, West Darfur, the state Governor announced. He said the men were killed on 13 October, the same day they murdered the peacekeepers.

AU urges Sudan to protect UNAMID, demands rebels join peace process

Published October 18, 2013 by Sudan Tribune
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October 18, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) condemned the disdain with which rebel groups reacted to its previous calls for peaceful settlement to the ten year conflict in Darfur and warned them against international sanctions.

Sudan: France and U.S. Condemn Attacks Against UNAMID Forces in Darfur

Published October 15, 2013 by AllAfrica
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Khartoum — Paris and Washington have condemned two separate attacks against peacekeeping forces in western Sudan's Darfur region last week, which resulted in the death of four soldiers.

According to the French foreign ministry, France "was calling on the Sudanese government to rapidly investigate these two attacks and bring those responsible to justice".

Sudan: Three Unamid Peacekeepers Killed in Ambush Near El Geneina, West Darfur

Published October 13, 2013 by AllAfrica
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In the morning of 13 October 2013 a UNAMID Formed Police Unit detail escorting a water convoy from El Geneina town to the UNAMID regional headquarters in West Darfur was ambushed by an unidentified armed group. Three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one injured. The assailants hijacked one vehicle, which was later recovered 7 kilometers from the scene.

In Darfur, the limits of peacekeeping

Published October 8, 2013 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Asha Ibrahim was searching for firewood when the attackers struck. She had set off with three other women from the makeshift camp where she has lived since conflict broke out in Sudan's Darfur region a decade ago.

"Several men grabbed and raped us," the mother of four said, standing on the dusty square of the Shangil Tobaya camp for displaced people in the north of a region the size of Spain. "All the girls get raped here."

UNAMID Organizes Conference on Addressing the Root Causes for Tribal Conflicts in N. Darfur

Published October 3, 2013 by UNAMID
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More than 100 Darfuri tribal leaders from all tribes in North Darfur and the native administrations participated in a two–day conference to discuss the root causes of tribal conflicts in Darfur and to propose possible solutions for sustainable peaceful coexistence in the region. The conference, sponsored by the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), took place in El Fasher, North Darfur, and concluded on 1 October.

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