Africa

Rwanda: Regional Police Officers Train in Peacekeeping

Published October 7, 2014 by The New Times
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Twenty eight Police officers from four regional countries including Rwanda, yesterday, started a one-month Formed Police Unit (FPU) Training of Trainers course at the Peace Support Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District.

Two killed in East Darfur clash, Unamid vehicle hijacked in North Darfur

Published October 5, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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Two people were killed and two injured in the area of Labado, Yassin locality in East Darfur on Saturday. On Thursday, a vehicle belonging to Unamid was hijacked in El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.

African Union Condemns Attack on UN Peacekeepers in Niger

Published October 5, 2014 by Voice of America
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The African Union (AU) has sharply condemned the attack on Niger peacekeepers serving with the U.N. Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).  The attack left nine soldiers dead and others wounded during an ambush Friday in the West African country 15 kilometers east of Indelimane in Mali’s northern Gao region.

Rwanda: Disarm FDLR, Security Council Tells DR Congo

Published October 4, 2014 by The New Times
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The United Nations Security Council yesterday called on the government of DR Congo to forcibly disarm the Forces Démocratiques de Libération du Rwanda (FDLR) militants who have defied international calls to disarm voluntarily.

French forces kill at least five after Central Africa clashes

Published October 2, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic killed at least five gunmen after coming under attack from Muslims and Christians at two different locations in Bambari, northeast of the capital Bangui, an army spokesman said.

South Sudan: amid ongoing tensions, UN confirms situation back to normal at protection site

Published October 2, 2014 by UN News Centre
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2 October 2014 – The United Nations confirmed today that an incident involving troops from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and internally displaced persons seeking refuge at a UN camp in South Sudan has “returned to normal.”

Two people killed near UNMISS PoC in Unity State

Published October 2, 2014 by Radio Tamazuj
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Two men are reported to have been killed near the protection site at the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Unity State’s capital Bentiu.

Joe Contreras, a member of the UNMISS Public Information Office, confirmed to Radio Tamazuj that two dead bodies were found outside the UNMISS PoC earlier this week.

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.

EU to extend CAR peacekeeping mission by three months to mid-March

Published October 1, 2014 by Europe Online Magazine
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Brussels (dpa) - The European Union is set to extend its military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) by three months to mid-March, a spokesman for the bloc said Wednesday.

West Darfur residents urge Unamid to defuse UXOs

Published October 1, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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People from the area of Manjoura in Sirba locality, West Darfur, have found six pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) of various size and type.

Speaking to Radio Dabanga today, the coordinator of the Sirba camps said that a group of Manjoura residents submitted a request to the West Darfur state authorities and Unamid to “access the area, and deal with these dangerous explosives”.

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