Peacekeeping News Articles

  • UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday renewed the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Abyei border region between Sudan and South Sudan.

    Xinhua News Agency | October 14, 2014
  • BANGUI, CAR : Six UN peacekeepers were injured during an attack by unknown assailants who opened fire on a patrol northeast of the capital Bangui, amid a flareup of violence after months of relative calm.

    The new UN peacekeeping MINUSCA force, in a statement late Saturday, condemned Friday’s attack, which came a day after another UN peacekeeper was killed near Bangui.

    AFP | October 13, 2014
  • El Fasher - (13 Oct.) - Unamid has welcomed a community-based strategic plan to end the use of children as fighters in inter and intra ethnic clashes.

    The plan, initiated by Sheikh Musa Hilal, was endorsed by leaders from the Abbala, Beni Hussein, Fur, Tamma, Gimir and Awlad Janoub tribes in Kabkabiya, El Sareif Beni Hussein, Saraf Umra localities, and the areas of El Waha and Jebel Si in North Darfur, Unamid announced in a press release issued on Monday.

    Radio Dabanga | October 13, 2014
  • The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of UNMIL, Ms Karin Landgren, has confirmed here that an international staff of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has tested positive of the deadly Ebola virus.

    The New Dawn | October 9, 2014
  • 9 October 2014 – From Mali to the Golan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, United Nations peacekeeping missions are facing increasing challenges as they operate in some of the most difficult security environments around the world, senior UN military officials told the Security Council today as they weighed field strategy for the world body’s “blue helmets.”

    UN News Centre | October 9, 2014
  • 9 October 2014 – Senior United Nations officials appealed today for justice for crimes committed by the March 23 Movement (M23)in parts of the North Kivu province in the Democratic Republic of the Council (DRC), on the heels of a new UN- backed report citing a raft of grave rights abuses committed by the armed group between April 2012 and November 2013

    UN News Centre | October 9, 2014
  • Mali has asked the UN to send a rapid intervention force to fight Islamist militants in the north of the country.

    Malian Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the UN Security Council that urgent measures were needed following recent killings of UN peacekeepers.

    BBC News | October 8, 2014
  • Kalma Camp — A Unamid force of about 500 military troops arrived at Kalma camp, located southeast of South Darfur's capital of Nyala, on Saturday.

    Radio Dabanga | October 8, 2014
  • Mali's foreign minister urged the United Nations on Wednesday to consider creating a rapid intervention force to fight extremist groups in the African country's troubled north, warning that the region "once again runs the risk of becoming the destination of hordes of terrorists."

    Associated Press | October 8, 2014
  • Twenty eight Police officers from four regional countries including Rwanda, yesterday, started a one-month Formed Police Unit (FPU) Training of Trainers course at the Peace Support Training Centre in Gishari, Rwamagana District.

    The New Times | October 7, 2014

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