African Union Peacekeeping

Sudan says UNAMID personnel have history of sexual abuse

Published November 25, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), accusing the latter of failing to take action.

Darfur displaced worry about exit Unamid, demand replacement

Published November 24, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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EL FASHER (24 Nov.) - Internally displaced people in Darfur have agreed that troops of the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (Unamid) should not leave the region, before they are replaced with alternative forces which protect the civilian and displaced population. The peacekeeping mission confirmed it has received a request from Khartoum to put in place an exit strategy from Darfur.

Sudan asks UNAMID to embark on exit strategy from Darfur

Published November 21, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign ministry told western diplomats and international organisations in Khartoum on Friday that it has informed the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) two weeks ago to begin an exit strategy from the restive region.

UNAMID to conduct another investigation into mass rape allegations

Published November 18, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reaffirmed its intention to conduct another investigation into recent claims of the mass rape of some 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur state.

Sudan denies U.N. access to Darfur village to check rape accusations

Published November 17, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Sudan has refused to let U.N. and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.

Sudan: Denial of Darfur Rape Case by UNAMID Shocks Tabit Victims

Published November 11, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Tabit — The villagers of Tabit are shocked after Unamid concluded that it had not found "any evidence or information" about the reported mass rape on Monday. The UN-AU peacekeeping mission visited the village, accompanied by government officials, six days after a verification patrol was denied access to investigate the mass rape of many women and girls in Tabit.

Rwanda: Protection of Civilians 'Key to Peacekeeping'

Published November 11, 2014 by The New Times
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Twenty participants from seven countries are undergoing a ten-day training on protection of civilians in peace keeping operations.

Central African peacekeeping force gears up for action

Published November 10, 2014 by IRIN News
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LOANGO, SOUTHERN CONGO, 10 November 2014 (IRIN) - With hundreds of soldiers from its member states successfully completing a series of joint exercises and manoeuvres in Congo, the Economic Community of Central African States (CEEAC) says its Multinational Force for Central Africa (FOMAC), is now ready to intervene in local conflicts and be part of global anti-terrorism initiatives.

Darfur: amid allegations of mass rape, UN voices profound concern, begins investigation

Published November 5, 2014 by UN News Centre
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5 November 2014 – The African Union-United Nations hybrid mission in Darfur (UNAMID

Ex-UNAMID spokesperson renews accusations of “cover up”, urges independent probe

Published November 2, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 2, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The former spokesperson for the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), Aicha Elbasri, has refuted the findings of an internal UN review on allegations she made that the mission deliberately contributed in covering up crimes committed by government militias in the region.

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