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UN convoy attacked as new violence flares in Central African Republic capital

Published October 15, 2014 by Associated Press
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BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Violence has flared anew in Central African Republic's capital with an attack on a U.N. peacekeeping convoy.

UN Security Council extends mandate of peacekeeping mission in Abyei

Published October 14, 2014 by Xinhua News Agency
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UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan.

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.

Ethiopian PM and UNMISS chief discuss S. Sudan crisis

Published October 14, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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October 14, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, and the new special representative of the United Nations secretary-general to South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Loej, met on Monday in Addis Ababa where the two sides held talks on the crises and current situations of South Sudan.

Perceptions Of Security Among Internally Displaced Persons In Juba, South Sudan

Author(s): 
Aditi Gorur
Date Published: 
September 25, 2014

This brief synthesizes voices of internally displaced persons seeking protection at United Nations peacekeeping operation bases in Juba, South Sudan. In early August 2014, the Stimson Center conducted seven focus groups with people living in two protection of civilians (POC) sites inside UN bases in Juba. The purpose of these focus groups was to understand better how people living in these sites perceived their security. A summary of the findings is presented in this report.

Sierra Leone Peacekeepers Quarantined After One Soldier Tests Positive For Ebola

Published October 14, 2014 by International Business Times
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A group of 800 soldiers from Sierra Leone, who were waiting to be deployed to Somalia as peacekeepers, were quarantined after one member of the group tested positive for Ebola, Reuters reported, citing the country’s military. The group was bound for Somalia to relieve a contingent deployed with the African Union peacekeeping mission, or AMISOM.

‘North Darfur tribal leaders agree to end use of child soldiers’: Unamid

Published October 13, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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El Fasher - (13 Oct.) - Unamid has welcomed a community-based strategic plan to end the use of children as fighters in inter and intra ethnic clashes.

The plan, initiated by Sheikh Musa Hilal, was endorsed by leaders from the Abbala, Beni Hussein, Fur, Tamma, Gimir and Awlad Janoub tribes in Kabkabiya, El Sareif Beni Hussein, Saraf Umra localities, and the areas of El Waha and Jebel Si in North Darfur, Unamid announced in a press release issued on Monday.

Six UN peacekeepers injured in C Africa

Published October 13, 2014 by AFP
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BANGUI, CAR : Six UN peacekeepers were injured during an attack by unknown assailants who opened fire on a patrol northeast of the capital Bangui, amid a flareup of violence after months of relative calm.

The new UN peacekeeping MINUSCA force, in a statement late Saturday, condemned Friday’s attack, which came a day after another UN peacekeeper was killed near Bangui.

DR Congo: UN officials urge justice for grave crimes committed by M23

Published October 9, 2014 by UN News Centre
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9 October 2014 – Senior United Nations officials appealed today for justice for crimes committed by the March 23 Movement (M23)in parts of the North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Council (DRC), on the heels of a new UN- backed report citing a raft of grave rights abuses committed by the armed group between April 2012 and November 2013

Liberia: Ebola Strikes UNMIL - Staff Fear Grips Many

Published October 9, 2014 by The New Dawn
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The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMIL, Ms Karin Landgren, has confirmed here that an international staff of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus.

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