Security Sector Reform

Two troops killed in attack on Um Maraheik, North Darfur

Published October 22, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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A group of militiamen attacked the area of Um Maraheik, north of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Tuesday evening.

DR Congo: UN envoy calls for decisive joint military action to neutralize rebels

Published October 18, 2014 by UN News Centre
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18 October 2014 – In the wake of an overnight attack by suspected Ugandan-based rebels near the eastern Democratic Repulic of the Congo town Beni – the second deadly assault in 48 hours – the United Nations envoy in the country is calling for 'decisive joint military actions' by the Congolese army and UN peacekeeping troops to end the group's reign of terror.

Unamid officers killed, four abducted in North Darfur

Published October 16, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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(Korma Locality - 16 Oct.) - (UPDATED 23:30) Three Unamid peacekeepers were reportedly killed, and four others abducted in Korma locality, North Darfur, this morning.

DR Congo: UN report spotlights human rights violations amid wider calls for security reform

Published October 15, 2014 by UN News Centre
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15 October 2014 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must accelerate security sector reform and punish those who violate human rights in the name of the law, top United Nations officials declared today, amid reports of serious human rights violations in the African country.

UN Peacekeepers Are Targets in Restive Northern Mali

Published October 14, 2014 by Voice of America
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BAMAKO, MALI—In the past 15 months, more than 30 United Nations peacekeepers have been killed and 90 wounded in attacks in Mali. Drug-running and jihadism are contributing to the deteriorating security situation as the fledgling government searches for ways to consolidate a fragile peace.

Clashes, deadly attacks and the return of drug traffickers and jihadists have had a heavy impact on the security situation in northern Mali.

UN force commanders brief Security Council on challenges facing ‘blue helmets’

Published October 9, 2014 by UN News Centre
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9 October 2014 – From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council today as they weighed field strategy for the world body’s “blue helmets.”

Rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo slow to disarm

Published October 1, 2014 by Deutsche Welle
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The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to disarm and disband rebels on its territory. But very few are handing themselves in voluntarily. Some blame the bleak prospects awaiting them once they have taken this step.

UN troops gave the rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months to disarm. During this timeframe rebels from Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) were expected to voluntarily lay down their weapons.

Congo Rebel Group Faces Military Action Over Failure to Disarm

Published September 30, 2014 by Blooomberg
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The largest remaining illegal foreign-armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces military action unless it demobilizes within three months, the U.S. ambassador to the country said.

Central African Republic: UN Peacekeeping Dilemmas in CAR

Published September 19, 2014 by IRIN News
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London — The UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) takes over responsibilities of the African-led International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (MISCA) on 15 September 2014

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