Peacekeeping News Articles

  • 24 February 2014 – The South Sudanese city of Malakal is looted and burned, with more than 100 bodies scattered along the route, United Nations peacekeepers in the country reported today.

    UNMISS, the UN Mission, conducted multiple patrols over the weekend to the capital of the Upper Nile state where the situation is said to be “tense.”

    UN News Centre | February 24, 2014
  • London, February 22, 2014 (SPS) -  British Labour MP, Chair of The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Western Sahara Mr. Jeremy Corbyn demanded the extension of MINURSO’ s mandate to include monitoring of human rights in the Western Sahara, in a report entitled "Why Western Sahara Matters" published Wednesday by Morning Star. 

    Sahara Press Service | February 22, 2014
  • 22 February 2014 – Ahead of Afghanistan's national elections, the top United Nations official in the country is calling on Afghan authorities and independent electoral bodies to ensure the polls are credible, while also urging the Taliban to stop attempts to disrupt the electoral process.

    UN News Centre | February 22, 2014
  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Thursday for the rapid deployment of at least 3,000 additional troops and police to conflict-wracked Central African Republic to prevent further religious killings that have forced almost one million people to flee their homes and are partitioning the country into Muslim and Christian areas.

    That would bring the international forces in the country to more than 11,000.

    ABC News | February 20, 2014
  • Kinshasa — The United Nations said Tuesday it will send more peacekeeping troops to the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo after a surge in attacks by local militias caused a critical humanitarian crisis.

    The UN mission in the country (MONUSCO) "has decided to deploy special forces at Pweto to protect Katanga's population", MONUSCO chief Martin Kobler said on Twitter.

    AFP | February 19, 2014
  • (Reuters) - Austria will send more peacekeepers to the Balkans and Africa after its withdrawal from the Golan Heights last year raised questions about the neutral Alpine country's international commitment.

    Austria's unilateral decision to pull its troops out of the U.N. peacekeeping force in the Golan, where it had been the biggest contingent, provoked anger in Israel and an expression of "regret" from U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the time.

    Reuters | February 18, 2014
  • 18 February 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported that heavy fighting broke out earlier today between pro-Government and opposition forces near its compound in the Upper Nile state town of Malakal, while condemning those who instigated the inter-communal violence that flared up inside its base.

    UN News Centre | February 18, 2014
  • NEW YORK, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The Sudanese government was behind attacks by Janjaweed fighters who killed or wounded more than two dozen U.N. peacekeepers last year, a report charges.

    The report, commissioned by the U.N. Security Council, said an investigation of the attacks concluded "it is highly probable" Khartoum continues to support many Janjaweed groups, the Sudan Tribune reported Sunday.

    UPI | February 17, 2014
  • LUBUMBASHI, 13 February 2014 (IRIN) - The UN mission in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) plans to send more troops to the southern province of Katanga, its top official has told IRIN, to respond to the humanitarian crisis unfolding there, even as peacekeepers continue to combat elusive groups along the borders with Uganda and Rwanda.

    IRIN News | February 13, 2014
  • International peacekeepers have failed to prevent the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in the Central African Republic, a human rights group says.

    Militia attacks have led to a "Muslim exodus of historic proportions", according to a report by Amnesty International.

    BBC News | February 12, 2014

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