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U.S. urges probe of U.N. handling of Central Africa abuse charges

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States on Friday described as horrifying accusations of sexual abuse of children by French and African troops in Central African Republic, and called for a separate inquiry into how the United Nations handled the allegations.

UN reinforces east DRC peacekeeping troops

Published May 7, 2015 by New Vision
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THE United Nations has sent reinforcements to its Democratic Republic of Congo peacekeeping force near the eastern town of Beni, after two soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in an ambush Tuesday.

France launches criminal inquiry into alleged sex abuse by UN soldiers

Published May 7, 2015 by The Guardian
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French prosecutors have ordered a criminal investigation into allegations that French peacekeeping soldiers raped children and demanded sex for food in the Central African Republic.

The decision follows revelations in the Guardian more than a week ago that a senior United Nations official had been suspended for leaking details of the alleged abuse to the French government.

UN and South Sudan agree on trial of displaced persons

Published May 6, 2015 by Sudan Tribune
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May 05, 2015 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government and the United Nations mission in the country (UNMISS) have agreed to have civilians internally displaced persons in the UN-manned protection of civilians sites tried for crimes committed or face prosecution

Two UN soldiers injured in mortar bomb attack on Golan Heights

Published May 5, 2015 by The Irish Times
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Two soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights were wounded yesterday when a mortar bomb exploded at their base, Camp Ziouani.

The two, who are not Irish soldiers, were treated in an Israeli hospital for what were reported locally as moderate to light wounds apparently caused by flying glass.

UN reinforces east DRCongo troops after peacekeepers killed

Kinshasa (AFP) - The United Nations has sent reinforcements to its Democratic Republic of Congo peacekeeping force near the eastern town of Beni, after two soldiers were killed and 13 others wounded in an ambush Tuesday.

DR Congo: UN official condemns ‘intolerable’ attack on mission helicopter

Published May 4, 2015 by UN News Centre
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4 May 2015 – The head of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) has condemned today’s attack on a UN helicopter near the city of Beni as “unacceptable and intolerable.”

Blog: Accusations against French troops shine a light on a wider problem for the U.N.

Published May 3, 2015 by The Washington Post
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When the Central African Republic stumbled into chaos in 2013, French soldiers were sent to protect the country's most vulnerable people. Now, some of those soldiers stand accused of sexually exploiting children instead of defending them -- and it is only the latest accusation of sexual crimes committed by peacekeeping troops backed by the U.N.

Asia-Pacific army officers discuss peacekeeping at New Zealand meeting

Published May 5, 2015 by Xinhua News
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WELLINGTON, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Military experts from around the Asia-Pacific region are in New Zealand this week to discuss ways of improving peacekeeping operations, the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) announced Tuesday.

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