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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. 

Sudan Leaks: ‘UN withheld key information on ethnic cleansing in Darfur’

Published April 7, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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AMSTERDAM (7 Apr.) - The UN peacekeeping mission in Darfur (Unamid) has omitted key information on a suspected ethnic cleansing operation in 2012 from its reports to the UN Security Council, according to leaked internal documents.

The mission has also not provided all the evidence it had on banned offensive air raids and joint attacks on civilians by the Sudanese government and Arab militias known popularly as 'Janjaweed.'

Chad starts pulling peacekeepers from Central African Republic

Published April 4, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Chad began withdrawing its troops from Central African Republic's peacekeeping mission on Friday as a U.N. report accused its soldiers of killing 30 civilians and wounding 300 in an attack on a crowded market last week.

Liberia: UNMIL Disappointed

Published April 3, 2014 by All Africa
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The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary General or SRSG to Liberia has expressed serious disappointment and frustration over the poor management of facilities that were turned over by UNMIL to the Liberian government to be used by the security sector.

South Sudan: harassment of staff draws concern of UN mission

Published April 1, 2014 by UN News Centre
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1 April 2014 – Amid growing humanitarian aid needs and despite recent assurances from the Government, the United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) continues to report increasingly difficult working conditions due to movement restrictions and other harassments against its personnel and partners.

DR Congo: Security Council extends UN mission, intervention force for one year

Published March 28, 2014 by UN News Centre
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28 March 2014 – The Security Council today extended for one year the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – along with its Intervention Brigade – noting the need for the Mission to strengthen its support so the Congolese Government can address security challenges in line with the aims of a regional peace and security accord.

Haiti - Security : Reconfiguration of the Minustah, the possible options

Published March 25, 2014 by Haiti Libre
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Monday morning, at its 7147th meeting, the Security Council considered the some possible options that the Secretary General of the UN Ban Ki-moon proposes for the reconfiguration, after 2016, of the United Nations Mission UN stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah).

Consideration of a more tailored mandate for the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (Minustah) 10 years since its launch and a lighter United Nations footprint overall were among the central themes discussed in the Security Council today.

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