Peacekeeping News Articles

  • 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.

    UN News Centre | April 10, 2015
  • 10 April 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) today condemned the killing of at least 18 civilians over the last 24 hours in three separate incidents, and extended condolences to the families of the victims.

    UN News Centre | April 10, 2015
  • 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.

    RT News | April 9, 2015
  • 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.

    Radio Tamazuj | April 9, 2015
  • The Rwanda Formed Police Unit (RWAFPU5) contingent on a peacekeeping mission in Haiti, on Sunday, shared the Easter joy with orphans of Centre Communitaire Perpetuel Secours and Orphelinat in Jeremie, where they also donated an assortment of foodstuff and scholastic materials.

    The New Times | April 8, 2015
  • 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.

    Liberia News Agency | April 8, 2015
  • 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.

    The New York Times | April 7, 2015
  • 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.

    Reuters Canada | April 7, 2015
  • 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.

    Irish Independent | April 6, 2015
  • Israeli military appears to have deliberately targeted UN peacekeeping watchtower in Lebanon which left a Spanish UN peacekeeper dead back in January, a confidential military report said, citing testimonies from peacekeeper’s colleagues.

    RT | April 6, 2015

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