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  • Source: DPA International

    Mogadishu (dpa) - Five people were killed in a suicide bombing by Islamist terrorist group al-Shabaab on a United Nations convoy outside the airport in the Somali capital Mogadishu, security officials said Wednesday.

    "The security escorts did their best to hit back [at] the suicide car bomber before he reached his target," security official Mohamed Hassan told dpa. "The vehicle detonated too early and didn't reach the UN convoy."

    News Article | Published 13 weeks 6 hours ago
  • Source: Reuters

    France is withdrawing troops from Central African Republic as a United Nations peacekeeping force nears its full deployment, but it will keep a presence to support the U.N. with a rapid reaction force, officials and diplomats said.

    News Article | Published 13 weeks 6 hours ago
  • Source: AFP

    The UN peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the biggest in the world, said Thursday it could cut its presence from next year, despite continued bloodshed in the east of the country.

    News Article | Published 13 weeks 6 hours ago
  • Source: The Nation

    In an act of contrition almost never seen at the United Nations, in early November Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that the organization had made a mistake in naming a gender-lopsided panel to review its peacekeeping operations. The fourteen-member High-level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations originally included only three women.

    News Article | Published 13 weeks 1 day ago
  • Source: Voice of America

    The UN-sanctioned military mission to Somalia, known as AMISOM, is taking on a new role after freeing much of the country from al-Shabab control.

    New operating guidelines will allow troops to re-open key supply routes once blockaded by militants in south central Somalia, where more freedom of movement is needed to help alleviate the impact of drought and food insecurity.

    News Article | Published 13 weeks 1 day ago

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