Peacekeeping News Articles

  • BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Violence has flared anew in Central African Republic's capital with an attack on a U.N. peacekeeping convoy.

    Associated Press | October 15, 2014
  • 15 October 2014 – The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) must accelerate security sector reform and punish those who violate human rights in the name of the law, top United Nations officials declared today, amid reports of serious human rights violations in the African country.

    UN News Centre | October 15, 2014
  • 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.

    International Business Times | October 14, 2014
  • 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.

    Sudan Tribune | October 14, 2014
  • 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.

    Voice of America | October 14, 2014
  • 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.

    Xinhua News Agency | October 14, 2014
  • 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.

    AFP | October 13, 2014
  • 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.

    Radio Dabanga | October 13, 2014
  • 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.

    The New Dawn | October 9, 2014
  • 9 October 2014 – From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council today as they weighed field strategy for the world body’s “blue helmets.”

    UN News Centre | October 9, 2014

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