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UN: Congo must stop deportations back to DRC

Published May 26, 2014 by News 24
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Kinshasa - The United Nations on Monday demanded that Congo-Brazzaville stop forcibly returning people to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

The UN said Congo-Brazzaville had deported more than 130 000 DRC nationals since 4 April, creating an "acute humanitarian crisis".

Liberia: "More Suffering, Less Access"

Published May 22, 2014 by All Africa
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An official of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says people residing in rural communities in Liberia continue to experience more suffering and have less access to justice.

Mr. Kedar Poudyal, Advisor on Rule of Law at the Human Rights Section of UNMIL said unlike in Monrovia where people have access to various forms of remedies, people in rural communities are faced with more suffering and have less access to the country's justice and the rule of law systems.

After assault on staff, UN in South Sudan calls for its workers to be protected

Published May 21, 2014 by UN News Centre
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21 May 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today demanded unhindered freedom of movement for its workers after alleged members of South Sudan's security forces assaulted and illegally detained two UN staff.

The UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) “remains concerned about incidents, including assault, detention and harassment of its staff, that have recently occurred and exposed its personnel to serious security risks,” a UN spokesperson said.

Dutch Apaches arriving in Mali

Published May 21, 2014 by defenceWeb
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The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches have arrived in Mali where they are contributing to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). They will be joined by another two aircraft in the first time the type has been used for UN peacekeeping operations. 

Sudan: South Darfur's Kalma Camp Demands UNAMID Protection Unit

Published May 19, 2014 by All Africa
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Kalma Camp — The leaders of Kalma camp in Nyala locality, South Darfur, have decided that there must be a Unamid protection unit at the camp. They threatened to stop Unamid policemen from their irregular patrolling at the camp, in case the unit is not established within five days.

UN Mali Mission Condemn Murders of 8 Officials, Civilians

Published May 18, 2014 by Voice of America
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The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali is fiercely condemning the murders of six government officials and two civilians Sunday by separatists in the besieged city of Kidal.   Albert Koenders calls it a totally unacceptable barbaric crime, and said those responsible must pay. The exact circumstances of the killings are unclear.

Niger to send 868 peacekeepers to Ivory Coast

Published May 17, 2014 by Turkish Press
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ABIDJAN – Niger will send 868 soldiers to join the U.N. peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast, a West African country recovering from a decade of armed conflicts.

Ethiopia may withdraw support for Abyei peacekeeping mission

Published May 17, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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May 17, 2014 (JUBA) – The Ethiopian government has warned it may not continue to provide military support to the peacekeeping mission in the oil producing Abyei region, which is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.

According to an internal report by the United Nations, which Sudan Tribune has seen, the Ethiopian government said it would reconsider its military commitment should both sides to the conflict fail to resolve their differences and take complete responsibility of the area.

AMISOM urges end to harassment of Somali refugees

Published May 16, 2014 by Somali Current
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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called upon Kenya and Saudi Arabia authorities  to stop harassing as well as deporting of Somali refugees who sought refuge in their respective countries.

Gunmen cross from Liberia, seize Ivorian village, kill eight

Published May 16, 2014 by Reuters
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ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's army launched a counter-attack on Friday against a group of gunmen accused of entering the country from Liberia and killing at least eight people in a raid on the village of Fetai, the parliamentarian representing the region said.

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