Peacekeeping News Articles

  • JUBA — The South Sudan army on Monday denied its soldiers were involved in recent alleged attacks against United Nations employees in Juba, and rejected accusations that it is blocking the movement of U.N. peacekeepers and relief supplies.

    Voice of America | May 26, 2014
  • The African Union-UN Joint Special Representative for Darfur, Mohamed Ibn Chambas says that the current cycle of violence in Darfur bears ‘similarities’ to conflict dynamics in 2003, when the ten-year civil war first started.

    Radio Tamazuj | May 25, 2014
  • The Unamid teams stationed at the Fata Borno and Kassab camps for the displaced in Kutum locality moved their bases to the town of Kutum on Friday.

    Radio Dabanga | May 25, 2014
  • An official of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) says people residing in rural communities in Liberia continue to experience more suffering and have less access to justice.

    Mr. Kedar Poudyal, Advisor on Rule of Law at the Human Rights Section of UNMIL said unlike in Monrovia where people have access to various forms of remedies, people in rural communities are faced with more suffering and have less access to the country's justice and the rule of law systems.

    All Africa | May 22, 2014
  • The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) AH-64D Apaches have arrived in Mali where they are contributing to the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). They will be joined by another two aircraft in the first time the type has been used for UN peacekeeping operations. 

    defenceWeb | May 21, 2014
  • 21 May 2014 – The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan today demanded unhindered freedom of movement for its workers after alleged members of South Sudan's security forces assaulted and illegally detained two UN staff.

    The UN Mission in the country (UNMISS) “remains concerned about incidents, including assault, detention and harassment of its staff, that have recently occurred and exposed its personnel to serious security risks,” a UN spokesperson said.

    UN News Centre | May 21, 2014
  • 20 May 2014 – The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today welcomed the release of preliminary results in the country’s provincial council election and lauded the “real community engagement” seen in the polls.

    UN News Centre | May 20, 2014
  • With increasing frequency, Balkan militaries are assigning female soldiers and support personnel to peacekeeping missions where they greatly contribute to the missions' success, officials said. The Macedonian military announced a woman will lead its peacekeeping contingent in the ALTEA mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH).

    Southeast Europe Times | May 19, 2014
  • Kalma Camp — The leaders of Kalma camp in Nyala locality, South Darfur, have decided that there must be a Unamid protection unit at the camp. They threatened to stop Unamid policemen from their irregular patrolling at the camp, in case the unit is not established within five days.

    All Africa | May 19, 2014
  • The head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali is fiercely condemning the murders of six government officials and two civilians Sunday by separatists in the besieged city of Kidal.   Albert Koenders calls it a totally unacceptable barbaric crime, and said those responsible must pay. The exact circumstances of the killings are unclear.

    Voice of America | May 18, 2014

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