Peacekeeping News Articles

  • 2 October 2014 – The United Nations confirmed today that an incident involving troops from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) and internally displaced persons seeking refuge at a UN camp in South Sudan has “returned to normal.”

    UN News Centre | October 2, 2014
  • (Reuters) - French peacekeeping troops in Central African Republic killed at least five gunmen after coming under attack from Muslims and Christians at two different locations in Bambari, northeast of the capital Bangui, an army spokesman said.

    Reuters | October 2, 2014
  • People from the area of Manjoura in Sirba locality, West Darfur, have found six pieces of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) of various size and type.

    Speaking to Radio Dabanga today, the coordinator of the Sirba camps said that a group of Manjoura residents submitted a request to the West Darfur state authorities and Unamid to “access the area, and deal with these dangerous explosives”.

    Radio Dabanga | October 1, 2014
  • Brussels (dpa) - The European Union is set to extend its military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) by three months to mid-March, a spokesman for the bloc said Wednesday.

    Europe Online Magazine | October 1, 2014
  • The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to disarm and disband rebels on its territory. But very few are handing themselves in voluntarily. Some blame the bleak prospects awaiting them once they have taken this step.

    UN troops gave the rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo six months to disarm. During this timeframe rebels from Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) were expected to voluntarily lay down their weapons.

    Deutsche Welle | October 1, 2014
  • The largest remaining illegal foreign-armed group operating in the Democratic Republic of Congo faces military action unless it demobilizes within three months, the U.S. ambassador to the country said.

    Blooomberg | September 30, 2014
  • The United Nations Mission in Liberia has approved a cash donation of US$22,965 and assorted items for the Grand Bassa County Task Force to aid in the fight against the Ebola virus.

    The New Republic Liberia | September 29, 2014
  • Representatives of the AU, UN, the Sudanese government, and Unamid have concluded the 18th Tripartite Coordination Mechanism meeting on Unamid, in New York.

    In their opening statements, the AU, UN, and the Sudanese government delegates welcomed the progress made in the implementation of Unamid’s mandate, and cooperation received from the government, Unamid said in the Agreed Outcomes document, released today.

    Radio Dabanga | September 28, 2014
  • New York — Angola is preparing itself to participate in peacekeeping operation in the Central African Republic (CAR), under the aegis of UN, announced on Friday in New York, USA, the Angolan Vice-President, Manuel Vicente.

    Angola Press | September 28, 2014
  • (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir raised concerns on Saturday about U.N. peacekeepers focusing on protecting civilians amid renewed violence - as instructed by the U.N. Security Council - instead of state-building in the world's newest nation.

    Reuters | September 27, 2014

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