Peacekeeping News Articles

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- The UN under-secretary- general for peacekeeping operations, Herve Ladsous, is currently in Algiers, capital of Algeria, for the peace talks on Mali, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.

    Xinhua News Agency | October 17, 2014
  • (Kolbus - 17 Oct.) - Leaders in Kolbus locality, West Darfur, have accused the local government of selling equipment which belonged to the UN and AU, estimated to be worth millions of Sudanese pounds. The equipment was meant for the healthcare and education sectors in Kolbus. A source claimed that two lorries transporting the equipment were seized by peacekeepers in North Darfur.

    Radio Dabanga | October 17, 2014
  • About 60 civilians were killed at a UN camp in the town of Bor six months ago on 17 April 2014. No arrests have been made in connection with the killings and state authorities say they are not now involved in any ongoing investigations. 

    Radio Tamazuj | October 16, 2014
  • (Korma Locality - 16 Oct.) - (UPDATED 23:30) Three Unamid peacekeepers were reportedly killed, and four others abducted in Korma locality, North Darfur, this morning.

    Radio Dabanga | October 16, 2014
  • A South Sudanese national who works for the United Nations was "kidnapped" Thursday in Malakal by men in uniform, the head of an association that represents locals who work with the United Nations said.

    Voice of America | October 16, 2014
  • 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

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