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Sudan summons UNAMID official over "misleading" remarks

Published June 11, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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June 11, 2015 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan summoned the deputy head of the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to express displeasure with misleading information about violence in Darfur reported to the Security Council.

Attacks on peacekeepers, civilians in Darfur increasing: U.N.

Published June 10, 2015 by Reuters
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The United Nations on Wednesday warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee the fighting.

UN peacekeepers sexually abuse hundreds of women and minors in Haiti in exchange for food and medicine, new report will reveal

Published June 10, 2015 by The Independent
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United Nations peacekeepers have been sexually abusing women and minors in Haiti who have been in need of basic food and medical supplies – and the problem has been known for almost a decade, according to claims in a draft report.

Almost 1,000 civilians killed in Afghanistan conflict during the first 4 months of this year

Published June 8, 2015 by UN News Centre
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8 June 2015 – The conflict in Afghanistan is resulting in thousands of people being killed or wounded, forcing families to leave their homes and seek refuge in neighbouring communities, according to Mark Bowden, the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative in the country.

Sudan: Unamid Contractors Freed in Darfur After 128 Days in Captivity

Published June 7, 2015 by Radio Dabanga
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Khartoum — Two Russian Unamid contractors abducted by gunmen in Central Darfur last January have been freed on Friday.

Aircraft technician Sergei Cherepanov (54) and manager and translator Mikhail Antyufeev (26) were abducted on 29 January, when they were returning in an unguarded UN minibus from a market in Zalingei, capital of Central Darfur, to the nearby Unamid base.

Malian parties sign 2 documents on reconciliation

Published June 6, 2015 by Kuwait News Agency
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ALGIERS, June 6 (KUNA) - The Algerian-brokered negotiations on peace in Mali culminated Friday night in teh signing of a statement for the implementation of the agreement for peace and reconciliation and a document on the security arrangements in northern Mali.

Liberia: Unpol Boss Calls for Strengthened Security As Unmil Draws Down

Published June 4, 2015 by Liberia News Agency
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UNMIL Police Commissioner Greg Hans has stressed the need for the strengthening of national security mechanisms throughout Liberia as UNMIL draws down.

UN Attack Helicopters Support Congo Fight Against Ituri Rebels

Published June 5, 2015 by Bloomberg Business
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United Nations attack helicopters are backing the Democratic Republic of Congo’s army in its push to eradicate a rebel threat in northeast Congo, the UN said.

Rapid Support Forces Recover Four UNAMID Vehicles

Published June 4, 2015 by Sudan Vision
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Nyala – Rapid Support Forces in South Darfur State managed yesterday to recover for UNAMID vehicles which were carjacked by a group of criminals. Three of the hijackers were arrested.For his part, South Darfur Acting Deputy Governor, Omer Mohammed Bashir urged the UNAMID staff to coordinate with the security institutions in the state to enable confronting the criminal activities. He pointed out that the group that carjacked the vehicles are working with the UNAMID, calling on the UNAMID to review its contracts with the recruited staff in the future.

South Sudan explains why UN relief coordinator was expelled

Published June 2, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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June 2, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has explained circumstances under which it expelled Toby Lanzer, the United Nations relief coordinator in the country.

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