African Union Peacekeeping

Analysis: A Mixed Bag of Foreign Peacekeepers to the Rescue?

Published December 16, 2013 by Think Africa Press
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Foreign forces may be CAR's only hope, but international peacekeepers bring with them many risks, and the country's experience with intervention in the past has not all been positive.

Central African Republic peacekeepers save Muslim group from violent crowd

Published December 12, 2013 by The Guardian
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African peacekeepers were forced to intervene in the Central African Republic on Thursday to disperse a crowd waiting to attack a group of Muslims who had taken refuge in a church compound.

Several thousand people stood by on Thursday as a group of men threw large rocks trying to break into the compound of the Saint-Jacques church in Bangui. They were looking for an ex-rebel general they believed to be inside.

Central African Republic violence: US to fly in peacekeepers

Published December 9, 2013 by BBC News
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The US is to help fly African Union peacekeeping troops into the Central African Republic (CAR), officials say.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered US forces "to begin transporting forces from Burundi to the Central African Republic," his spokesman said in a statement.

UNAMID engages Darfur peace partners on a DDPD workshop

Published December 9, 2013 by UNAMID
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More than 20 members of the Justice and Equality Movement-Sudan (JEM/Bashar) are participating this week at a 5-day workshop on the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur (DDPD), sponsored by the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) in Khartoum.

Blog: Central African Republic: UN must not let peacekeepers fail

Published December 5, 2013 by Amnesty International
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The international community must give peacekeepers in the Central African Republic all the means necessary to protect civilians or risk an escalation in atrocities that could spill over to neighbouring countries, Amnesty International warned as the UN Security Council authorized deployment of an African Union (AU) force.

The UN vote – which came just hours after clashes erupted overnight in the capital Bangui – authorizes deployment of AU and French troops to protect civilians, restore law and order and end the spiralling human rights violations and abuses.

U.N. Measure Would Send Forces to Aid Central African Republic

Published December 3, 2013 by The New York Times
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UNITED NATIONS — France formally circulated a Security Council resolution on Tuesday night that would authorize thousands of African troops, aided by hundreds of French soldiers, to restore order in the Central African Republic, a mineral-rich country that has plunged into deadly anarchy and threatens to destabilize the region.

UNAMID, Sudanese Police Strengthen Cooperation

Published November 29, 2013 by Sudan Vision Daily
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On 27 November 2013, the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) and the Government of Sudan (GoS) police held a strategic workshop in Khartoum on the memorandum of understanding they signed in August 2013. The event, which was aimed at strengthening cooperation, was attended by some 100 police officers from both institutions including GoS police directors-general from the five states of Darfur.

UNAMID's Head Meets President of Chad to Garner Regional Support for Darfur Peace Process

Published November 26, 2013 by UNAMID
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N'djamena — The AU- UN Joint Special Representative/Joint Chief Mediator (JSR/JCM), Mohamed Ibn Chambas, met with Chadian President Idriss Déby in N'Djamena on 25 November.

France to send troops as UN warns of chaos in C. Africa

Published November 26, 2013 by L’Agence France-Presse
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Paris (AFP) - France said Tuesday it would send hundreds of extra troops to the strife-torn Central African Republic after the UN warned the country was descending into "complete chaos".

Calls were growing for an international reaction to the violence in CAR amid warnings that the mineral-rich but desperately poor nation was facing a "human catastrophe of epic proportions."

U.S. pledges $40 million for Central Africa peacekeepers as violence escalates

Published November 20, 2013 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - The United States expressed concern on Wednesday about growing violence and lawlessness in Central African Republic and pledged $40 million toward an African Union-led peacekeeping force to bolster security throughout the country and protect civilians.

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