Peacekeeping News Articles

  • 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
  • May 17, 2014 (JUBA) – The Ethiopian government has warned it may not continue to provide military support to the peacekeeping mission in the oil producing Abyei region, which is claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan.

    According to an internal report by the United Nations, which Sudan Tribune has seen, the Ethiopian government said it would reconsider its military commitment should both sides to the conflict fail to resolve their differences and take complete responsibility of the area.

    Sudan Tribune | May 17, 2014
  • ABIDJAN – Niger will send 868 soldiers to join the U.N. peacekeeping force in Ivory Coast, a West African country recovering from a decade of armed conflicts.

    Turkish Press | May 17, 2014
  • ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Ivory Coast's army launched a counter-attack on Friday against a group of gunmen accused of entering the country from Liberia and killing at least eight people in a raid on the village of Fetai, the parliamentarian representing the region said.

    Reuters | May 16, 2014
  • The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has called upon Kenya and Saudi Arabia authorities  to stop harassing as well as deporting of Somali refugees who sought refuge in their respective countries.

    Somali Current | May 16, 2014

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