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South Sudan: UN official meets displaced people sheltering at protection sites in Malakal

Published April 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 April 2015 – The United Nations Deputy Special Representative for South Sudan visited Malakal today, meeting with local officials and community leaders of some 26,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) who are being sheltered by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

Spate of violent attacks in Mali draws UN rights office concern

Published April 14, 2015 by UN News Centre
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14 April 2015 – The United Nations human rights office today said it is “deeply disturbed” at the series of violent attacks that have occurred in the Gao and Kidal regions of northern Mali, making an already precarious security situation more volatile.

UN calls for Central Africa election funding, aid

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The head of the UN mission to Central Africa called on member states Tuesday to better fund preparations for the country's upcoming elections and humanitarian relief.

Central African Republic: UN deplores death of protestor following attack against Mission base

Published April 10, 2015 by UN News Centre
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10 April 2015 – The United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic, known by its French acronym MINUSCA, has deplored the death and injuries resulting from a mob attack against its base in the city of Kaga-Bandoro – the second violent act of this kind in less than a week.

Four abducted children en route back to Abyei

Published April 9, 2015 by Radio Tamazuj
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Four children who were abducted from Marial Achack in Abyei last month have been released by their abductors and now are en route back to their home area, according to a source in West Kordofan of Sudan.

Misseriya leader Ambadi Kabashi told Radio Tamazuj today that Misseriya native administration mediated between the UN peacekeeping force in Abyei (UNISFA) and the abductors to secure their release.

Hunger rations: Swedish peacekeepers slam small UN-supplied meals in Mali

Published April 9, 2015 by RT News
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The Swedish contingency of an international UN-led peacekeeping operation in Mali is up in arms over the apparent paltry size of food rations, which, they say, is forcing soldiers to go to bed hungry.

Swedish soldiers told the Dagens Nyheter daily that the UN-supplied food rations of 1,800 kilocalories per person daily is not enough.

Liberia: Gov't Promises Unhindered Peace in Post-UNMIL Era

Published April 8, 2015 by Liberia News Agency
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Justice Minister Benedict Sannoh has assured that the Government of Liberia will ensure that the nation's peace and security remains uninterrupted when the task of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) ends in June 2016.

African Union urges U.N. rights monitoring role in Western Sahara

Published April 7, 2015 by Reuters Canada
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The head of the African Union has urged the United Nations to add human rights monitoring to the tasks of its peacekeeping mission in the disputed North African territory of Western Sahara.

More South Sudanese Seek Shelter at U.N. Bases

Published April 7, 2015 by The New York Times
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In a sign of worsening problems in South Sudan, convulsed by civil war and intensifying hunger for more than a year, the United Nations said Tuesday that an increasing number of displaced South Sudanese are seeking shelter and protection at its peacekeeping outposts.

Kenya air strikes target Islamic militants after university deaths

Published April 6, 2015 by Irish Independent
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Gunmen from the al Qaeda-aligned group killed 148 people on Thursday when they stormed the Garissa University College campus, some 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border.Al Shabaab has now killed more than 400 people on Kenyan soil in the last two years, including 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in a 2013 siege. The latest violence has piled pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop the militants' gun and grenade attacks.

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