Peacekeeping News Articles

  • A community leader on the Malakal 'Protection of Civilians' site (PoC) says that 14 Sudanese traders from Darfur were injured after Shilluk youths attacked the traders on Monday accusing them of having supported the SPLA-Juba in retaking Malakal town.

    Radio Tamazuj | May 28, 2015
  • KIGALI - President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has said close coordination between Africa, the UN and other partners will be critical in the success of peacekeeping missions across the world.

    In his keynote address at the opening of an international conference on the protection of civilians in the capital, Kigali, Kagame said the continent had built capacity to quickly respond to its crises.

    New Vision | May 28, 2015
  • The first Chinese Peacekeeping Infantry Battalion to be deployed in a Peacekeeping Mission held the Inauguration ceremony for its headquarters in Juba, South Sudan Tuesday.

    The battalion which is made up of seven hundred men and women arrived in January 2015 and have been working to set up their headquarters in the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)

    Cihan News Agency | May 27, 2015
  • The United Nation Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) has received three MD500E helicopters from El Salvador, and will use them for day and night patrols, reconnaissance and medical evacuation.

    defenceWeb | May 27, 2015
  • PARIS — The French president's office says judicial authorities in France and Central African Republic are cooperating to investigate allegations of child sexual abuse by French soldiers.

    Associated Press | May 27, 2015
  • BEIJING, May 26 (Xinhua) -- China's armed forces will intensify their participation in international peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance as the nation's national strength grows, a white paper on China's military strategy says Tuesday.

    China's armed forces will continue to participate in UN peacekeeping missions, strictly observe the mandates of the UN Security Council, and maintain its commitment to the peaceful settlement of conflicts, says the document, which is issued by the State Council Information Office.

    China Central Television | May 26, 2015
  • Militants opened fire on two United Nations peacekeepers in Mali’s capital Bamako on Monday, killing one and wounding the other, security sources said.

    France 24 | May 26, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS — “Petit, viens,” — little boy, come here — a French soldier called out at a checkpoint in Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic.

    For five months, an unknown number of people in the French forces, sent to protect civilians from the violence tearing the country apart, forced boys to perform oral sex on them, according to testimonies collected by the United Nations. The boys, aged 9 to 15, said they had sometimes been lured with the promise of military rations.

    The New York Times | May 25, 2015
  • 4 May 2015 – The United Nations Special Representative for South Sudan, Ellen Margrethe Løj, has urged accountability and justice for those responsible for gross human rights violations committed as a result of South Sudan's continuing fighting. The announcement came as Ms. Løj completed a visit to a protection-of-civilians (PoC) site run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Bentiu, located in the country's Unity state, and following a recent enlargement of the camp.

    UN News Centre | May 24, 2015
  • The United States said on Friday it had suspended training of Burundi soldiers for African peacekeeping missions over concerns that political violence in the country would hamper their ability to participate in such operations.

    Reuters | May 23, 2015

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