Peacekeeping News Articles

  • May 12, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - The government of South Darfur state said it demanded the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to pay 4,8 million pound (SDG) ($800,000) in compensation for the victims of the recent incident in Kass.

    Sudan Tribune | May 12, 2015
  • Cape Town – A continental peacekeeping force could come closer to reality, as African Union (AU) ministers of defence are meeting in Zimbabwe to review progress made in the establishment of the African Standby Force (ASF), reports say.

    News 24 | May 12, 2015
  • 11 May 2015 – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has expressed growing concern about “continuing and consistent reports” emanating from two north-eastern counties regarding a surge in kidnappings and rapes and an overall uptick in violence, which has forced the UN and other aid agencies to withdraw staff from the region.

    UN News Centre | May 11, 2015
  • EL FASHER, North Darfur, Sudan, 11 May 2015 / PRN Africa / — The African Union – United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) expresses serious concern over the recent escalation of tensions between the Rezeigat and the Ma'alia tribes in East Darfur.

    UNAMID | May 11, 2015
  • UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday described as horrifying accusations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in Central African Republic, and called for a separate inquiry into how the United Nations handled the allegations.

    Reuters | May 8, 2015
  • BUKAVU, DR Congo, May 8 (Xinhua) -- It is an as-usual sunny day and kids at the SOS Children Village at Bukavu, a city in east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), throng the classroom to take their first ever Chinese language class.

    Xinhua News | May 8, 2015
  • 8 May 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the respective appointments of his Deputy Special Representative for the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) and also of his Deputy Special Representative for the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).

    UN News Centre | May 8, 2015
  • French prosecutors have ordered a criminal investigation into allegations that French peacekeeping soldiers raped children and demanded sex for food in the Central African Republic.

    The decision follows revelations in the Guardian more than a week ago that a senior United Nations official had been suspended for leaking details of the alleged abuse to the French government.

    The Guardian | May 7, 2015
  • THE United Nations has sent reinforcements to its Democratic Republic of Congo peacekeeping force near the eastern town of Beni, after two soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in an ambush Tuesday.

    New Vision | May 7, 2015
  • 7 May 2015 – The number of internally displaced persons seeking refuge with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has grown to 53,000 following the latest bout of fighting in the African country, a spokesperson for the Organization has confirmed.

    UN News Centre | May 7, 2015

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