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  • Source: Sudan Tribune

    June 21, 2015 (WASHINGTON) - United States ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power Friday called to maintain the mandate unchanged and to not cut the number of the peacekeepers deployed in Darfur, saying violence continues to displace thousands of civilian in the region.

    News Article | Published 2 weeks 17 hours ago
  • Source: UN News Centre

    21 June 2015 – The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has condemned today the killing of 16 civilians, and injuring of several others, when their minibus hit an improvised explosive device (IED) on Saturday.

    News Article | Published 2 weeks 17 hours ago
  • Source: Foreign Affairs

    For centuries, war and disease have gone hand in hand. Smallpox served as vanguard for the Spanish forces in their conquest of the Americas, and yellow fever and typhus finally turned the tide—in Haiti and Russia, respectively—against the strategic genius of Napoleon. In fact, it wasn’t until World War I that a major conflict saw more soldiers perish on the battlefield than from disease—yet those soldiers’ comrades played a key role in spreading the 1918 flu pandemic, which claimed far more lives worldwide than the war.

    News Article | Published 2 weeks 17 hours ago
  • Source: Sudan Tribune

    June 18, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese human rights activist called upon the United Nations Security Council to stand firm by the innocent civilians in Darfur and renew the mandate of the United Nations and African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

    News Article | Published 2 weeks 3 days ago
  • Source: Voice of America

    A spokesman for South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday dismissed complaints from U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous that the government of South Sudan is barring the U.N. from using military equipment, including aerial drones, to protect South Sudanese civilians.

    News Article | Published 2 weeks 3 days ago

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