Peacekeeping News Articles

  • October 25, 2014 (NAIROBI) – South Sudan’s opposition faction led by former vice-president, Riek Machar, has renewed calls for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops and other foreign rebels allied to president Salva Kiir’s government from the country.

    Sudan Tribune | October 25, 2014
  • Hundreds of people staged a demonstration in Beni, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday (22.10.2014) against the presence of the UN stabilization force, MONUSCO, in the country. Witnesses say the protestors set fire to tires outside the UN base in Beni, calling on the international troops to leave. The UN peacekeepers fired shots in the air to disperse the crowd.

    Deutsche Welle | October 23, 2014
  • Some 700 Chinese peacekeepers are expected to join a United Nations mission in South Sudan at the start of next year, the head of the U.N. operation said on Wednesday, though she appealed for Beijing to deploy the battalion "sooner rather than later."

    Reuters | October 23, 2014
  • A group of militiamen attacked the area of Um Maraheik, north of El Fasher, capital of North Darfur, on Tuesday evening.

    Radio Dabanga | October 22, 2014
  • The UN is considering replacing its peacekeepers who fled the Golan Heights in recent months with drones, Lebanon's Al-Manar reported Tuesday.

    The Jerusalem Post | October 22, 2014
  • The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has opened new sites for about 28,000 internally displaced persons adjacent to its bases in three state capitals to improve living conditions of civilians who have been uprooted by the recent conflict, a senior UN official said in Juba today.

    UN News Service | October 21, 2014
  • Nierteti / Wadi Salih — On Monday, two young displaced women were gang-raped in the area of Bala, north of Nierteti, in Central Darfur. On the same day, more than 22 women of Garsila camp were assaulted by gunmen in Wadi Salih locality, Central Darfur.

    Radio Dabanga | October 21, 2014
  • WASHINGTON — The United Nations has acknowledged that little was left of its peace-keeping mission on Syria’s Golan Heights.

    World Tribune | October 19, 2014
  • 18 October 2014 – In the wake of an overnight attack by suspected Ugandan-based rebels near the eastern Democratic Repulic of the Congo town Beni – the second deadly assault in 48 hours – the United Nations envoy in the country is calling for 'decisive joint military actions' by the Congolese army and UN peacekeeping troops to end the group's reign of terror.

    UN News Centre | October 18, 2014
  • 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

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