UN Peace Operations

Sudan reiterates resolve to terminate UNAMID mandate

Published December 10, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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December 10, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese government said it is determined to put an end to the presence of the hybrid peacekeeping mission in Darfur (UNAMID), but expects the latter to resist exiting from the country.

Central African Republic: UN mission captures rebel leader

Published December 10, 2014 by UN News Centre
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10 December 2014 – The Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA

UNMISS destroys weapons seized in displaced camps

Published December 9, 2014 by Sudan Tribune
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December 9, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has destroyed hundreds of weapons confiscated from internally displaced people (IDPs) living at its protection sites in the capital, Juba.

New massacre leaves 36 dead in eastern DR Congo

Published December 7, 2014 by AFP
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Suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo hacked 36 people to death with machetes and axes, authorities said Sunday, as an outcry grew against the failure of the army and UN peacekeepers to stop a repeat of such massacres.

Revenge killings in Central African Republic leave at least 14 dead

Published December 5, 2014 by Reuters
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(Reuters) - At least 14 people have been killed in tit-for-tat sectarian violence in Central African Republic, a Red Cross official said on Friday, and hundreds of Christians have sought shelter in the main church in the central town of Bambari.

UN could reduce DR Congo mission from 2015

Published December 4, 2014 by AFP
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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.

France Starts Pulling Troops From Central African Republic

Published December 4, 2014 by Reuters
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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.

Five Somalis killed in al-Shabaab suicide attack on UN convoy

Published December 4, 2014 by DPA International
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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."

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