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‘Untold suffering’ of South Sudanese people must end, UN envoy tells Security Council

Published May 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 May 2015 – The security situation in South Sudan deteriorated further during late April and early May, the head of the United Nations mission in the country warned today as she briefed the Security Council on the “very worrying” developments that have had a devastating effect on civilians.

Africa peacekeeping force may be on the way

Published May 12, 2015 by News 24
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Cape Town – A continental peacekeeping force could come closer to reality, as African Union (AU) ministers of defence are meeting in Zimbabwe to review progress made in the establishment of the African Standby Force (ASF), reports say.

Sudan asks UNAMID to pay compensation for deadly incident

Published May 12, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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May 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The government of South Darfur state said it demanded the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to pay 4,8 million pound (SDG) ($800,000) in compensation for the victims of the recent incident in Kass.

UN mission ‘strongly deplores’ deteriorating tensions in Sudan’s Darfur region

Published May 12, 2015 by UN News Centre
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12 May 2015 – The joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has strongly deplored “the rapid deterioration of tensions” between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes as both parties continue to engage each other in a series of armed confrontations which have resulted in dozens of casualties.

UNAMID calls for restraint over rising tensions between the Rezeigat and Ma’alia tribes in East Darfur

EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 11 May 2015 / PRN Africa / — The African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses serious concern over the recent escalation of tensions between the Rezeigat and the Ma'alia tribes in East Darfur.

South Sudan: heavy fighting and reported ‘atrocities’ in northeast force UN to evacuate staff

Published May 11, 2015 by UN News Centre
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11 May 2015 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed growing concern about “continuing and consistent reports” emanating from two north-eastern counties regarding a surge in kidnappings and rapes and an overall uptick in violence, which has forced the UN and other aid agencies to withdraw staff from the region.

Ban appoints deputy special representatives for UN missions in both Mali and Haiti

Published May 8, 2015 by UN News Centre
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8 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the respective appointments of his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and also of his Deputy Special Representative for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

Chinese peacekeepers in DR Congo open Chinese language class for ophans

Published May 8, 2015 by Xinhua News
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BUKAVU, DR Congo, May 8 (Xinhua) -- It is an as-usual sunny day and kids at the SOS Children Village at Bukavu, a city in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), throng the classroom to take their first ever Chinese language class.

U.S. urges probe of U.N. handling of Central Africa abuse charges

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday described as horrifying accusations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in Central African Republic, and called for a separate inquiry into how the United Nations handled the allegations.

UN reinforces east DRC peacekeeping troops

Published May 7, 2015 by New Vision
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THE United Nations has sent reinforcements to its Democratic Republic of Congo peacekeeping force near the eastern town of Beni, after two soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in an ambush Tuesday.

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