Security Sector Reform

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

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.

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.

Perpetrators of attack on European mission in Kosovo must be brought to justice – UN

Published April 28, 2014 by UN News Centre
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28 April 2014 – A senior United Nations official today condemned a recent attack on two vehicles belonging to the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) and called for ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to justice.

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.

South Sudan: UN peacekeeping chief says attack on base sheltering civilians 'sets dangerous precedent'

Published April 23, 2014 by UN News Centre
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23 April 2014 – Warning today that the surging violence in South Sudan is clear evidence that the United Nations can no longer operate in “business-as-usual” mode in the county, the Organization's peacekeeping chief declared that the fighting must stop immediately; the Government has a duty to protect civilians; and the warring parties should negotiate a genuine ceasefire that will be respected by all sides.

South Sudan: SPLM-7 - the Massacre of 145 Ethnic Nuer IDPs and Wounding of 273 Others in an Attack On a UN Camp in Bor-South Sudan

Published April 20, 2014 by All Africa
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PRESS RELEASE On Thursday 17 April, 2014, a group of armed Police, military and Wildlife soldiers in plain clothes together with some elements of Dinka Bor Youth, armed with AKM- 47 rifles and machetes (Pangas), attacked thousands of Nuer IDPs in the UNMISS camp in Bor, the Capital of Jonglei state. The IDPs have been under protection of UNMISS in its camp since the outbreak of fighting in South Sudan in Mid December last year. Details of casualties relayed by survivors of the attacked who attended to the burial of the dead in mass graves are 145 killed and 207 wounded.

UN Approves New CAR Peacekeeping Force

Published April 10, 2014 by Voice of America
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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council unanimously agreed Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000 strong U.N. peacekeeping force for the violence-plagued Central African Republic. 

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