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Anti-Balaka group to lay down arms in CAR

Published November 30, 2014 by Al Jazeera
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The 'anti-Balaka' armed group in Central African Republic (CAR) has announced that it would lay down its weapons and become a political movement.

Sudan closes UNAMID human rights office

Published November 26, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 26, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan ordered this week the closure of a human rights office of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), saying it contradicts the mandate of the operation and incompatible with the agreement signed the Sudanese government.

In South Sudan, U.N. Peacekeepers’ Biggest Challenge: Staying Neutral

Published November 25, 2014 by World Politics Review
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JUBA, South Sudan—South Sudan is in crisis. Following the outbreak of a civil war almost a year ago, the country has been devastated by widespread violence that is both politically and ethnically motivated. The international community’s ability to stop the violence rests in large part on the shoulders of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), a peacekeeping operation with a mandate to use force to protect civilians. 

Sudan says UNAMID personnel have history of sexual abuse

Published November 25, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said that it has documented cases of sexual abuse of Darfuri women committed by members of the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), accusing the latter of failing to take action.

DR Congo: UN special envoy condemns ‘trend of massacres’ in eastern province

Published November 24, 2014 by UN News Centre
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24 November 2014 – The security situation in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is “worsening,” a senior United Nations official has warned, citing an escalating trend of massacres in the town of Beni – the site of continuing flare-ups of deadly violence between armed groups, including Ugandan-based rebels operating in the area.

Darfur displaced worry about exit Unamid, demand replacement

Published November 24, 2014 by Radio Dabanga
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EL FASHER (24 Nov.) - Internally displaced people in Darfur have agreed that troops of the UN-AU hybrid mission in Darfur (Unamid) should not leave the region, before they are replaced with alternative forces which protect the civilian and displaced population. The peacekeeping mission confirmed it has received a request from Khartoum to put in place an exit strategy from Darfur.

Sudan asks UNAMID to embark on exit strategy from Darfur

Published November 21, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Sudan’s foreign ministry told western diplomats and international organisations in Khartoum on Friday that it has informed the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) two weeks ago to begin an exit strategy from the restive region.

UNAMID to conduct another investigation into mass rape allegations

Published November 18, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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November 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) has reaffirmed its intention to conduct another investigation into recent claims of the mass rape of some 200 women by Sudanese military personnel in the village of Tabit in North Darfur state.

Sudan denies U.N. access to Darfur village to check rape accusations

Published November 17, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - Sudan has refused to let U.N. and African Union peacekeepers visit a village in the western Darfur region to investigate allegations of mass rape for the second time this month, saying it was skeptical about the motives for the visit.

Central African Republic Rebels, Peacekeepers Trade Gunfire

Published November 13, 2014 by Reuters
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BANGUI—Seleka rebels in Central African Republic blocked two main roads through Bangui on Thursday and exchanged gunfire with U.N. peacekeepers brought in to calm inter-religious violence, witnesses said.

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